Size: 20,500 sm
Project team: Arup (design and construction management), Asistec (lab design layout and furniture)
Description: West’s Waterford, Ireland facility is a global center of excellence for West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.’s advanced manufacturing network. The facility, situated on a 44-acre campus, will produce West’s elastomeric laminate sheeting, which is used to package insulin for use in pen injectors. Additionally, it will offer high-value finishing for components, including stoppers and plungers, produced at other West facilities around the world. These services, designed to mitigate the risk of potential contamination and compatibility issues with packaging components, include pharmaceutical washing (Westar RS components), Envision verification, steam sterilization (Westar RU components), and flexible packaging offerings. The facility currently employs approximately 100 people in both local and global functions, with plans for additional hiring. Commercial production in Waterford is expected this year.
The facility was designed to accommodate expansion for multiple product lines in the future and comprises clean manufacturing areas including ISO 5, ISO 7 and ISO 8 cleanroom zones; Water for Injection (WFI) generation; administrative space and an on-site laboratory. The laboratory was designed to streamline West’s different testing workflows for West products, as well as ensure the highest level of safety for our scientists.
The Waterford site will also be among the first in West’s global manufacturing network to produce Westar Select, the latest in West’s Westar quality enhancement offering. In addition to a tighter particulate specification, Westar Select will be made available through an optimized global manufacturing network with multi-site production capabilities to ensure a continuous supply chain, while helping to reduce regulatory complexity for customers.
Completion date: May 2017
Contact: Michele Pelkowski, Senior Director, Global Communications, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., 610-594-3054, email@example.com