Expansion of production facility – integral general planning of plastics processing.
The B. Braun Group is one of the oldest and most successful globally-aligned suppliers of high-quality products in the field of pharmaceutical and medical technology. The continuous expansion of the range of products and services offered by the company required a comprehensive extension in the production capacity at the Escholzmatt site. As the general planner, IE Plast assumed responsibility for the integral construction, operational and logistics planning, while considering the specific conditions and exacting requirements surrounding the production of industrial plastics. Thanks to the interdisciplinary expertise of IE experts in the fields of logistics, automation and clean room planning, the production capacity at the existing site was almost doubled.
In particular, a high degree of flexibility was required to be able to respond to the changing market environment and new technologies in the plastics industry at any time. Furthermore, an optimum degree of automation for the production processes was also pursued to ensure the efficient use of energy and reduce the operating costs. The overriding objective, however, was to double the manufacturing capacity in the existing production hall. For this purpose, it was necessary to reorganise the processes in the area of plastics processing in particular. The existing sterilisation facility was replaced with a more efficient system. B. Braun Medical also required further space for the development of new technologies in the field of plastics processing. Moreover, it was also necessary for the implementation to take place during active operations.
The success factors.
The key criterion was the sector experience of IE Plast in the field of the plastics industry and clean room planning in particular. In this respect, the experts from IE Plast not only assumed responsibility for the complete planning of the construction work, they also reconfigured all the operational and logistics processes. And they did so without interrupting the ongoing production processes. Due to the integral, step-by-step concept, it was also possible for the clean room status to be maintained throughout. This was largely due to the exacting coordination of the operational and structural processes and the close cooperation with IE Plast. Furthermore, the commitment of IE Plast as a general planner was also very convincing.
from the start to operational readiness according to the Operational Qualification (OQ)
in the adaptation of the industrial buildings to dynamic changes in the market
in operating costs through increased energy efficiency
of the clean room production capacity
and automation of the logistics processes
took place during active operations
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Other successful IE Plast projects in the plastics industry.
Clean room planning for energy-efficient plastics production using injection moulding technology, Flex Precision Plastics Solutions (Switzerland) AG.
Intelligent master plan for the step-by-step configuration of plastics production, Georg UTZ AG.