Almac Adds Sachet Filling and Packaging Capacity in Ireland
Spurred by a client request for additional sachet capacity, Almac Pharma Services has completed a £2 million investment program at the company’s headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. A new facility with approximately 5500 sq ft features dispensing and blending suites to accommodate 2.5 ton batches along with a sachet filling and packaging line. The facility is expected to produce more than 120 million sachets, split across various packed formats.
“This investment has allowed our client to quickly meet growing demand for one of their key future products," explained Geoff Sloan, vice president, manufacturing operations, Almac Pharma Services, in a press release. "Utilising Almac’s technical and project management expertise to deliver a complex engineering solution to an aggressive project timeline will assist our client in securing the market for this strongly performing product.”
Added Graeme McBurney, president and M.D. of Almac Pharma Services, in the release: “This level of investment demonstrates our commitment to building long term, strategic relationships with our client partners.”
Supporting storage and wash areas complete the new facility.