New unit to help increase capacity of rubber components used in high-end pharmaceutical and biotech markets
Altdorf, Switzerland – Datwyler is preparing to start a new plant at its Pune production site, which will “nearly double” the capacity of the Indian site, the company announced.
Scheduled for the third quarter of 2022, the launch will add 400 jobs and “significantly increase production” to meet growing global demand, Datwtler said July 26.
Datwyler said it operates three production standards at the Indian site: “Essential”, “Advanced” and “FirstLine” – its most advanced approach designed to manufacture complex rubber components for high-end pharmaceutical and biotech markets. .
In particular, the company said the unit is designed for the production of critical components for pharmaceutical packaging: encompassing advanced clean room, production, inspection and washing procedures.
Expansion of the Pune facility began in 2019, making the original facility Datwyler Healthcare’s largest production operation by volume. A second plant for “essential” and “advanced” production standards has since been added.
Datwyler will “permanently relocate” its “essential” and “advanced” production units from the first factory to the new second factory. This, he said, will create space in the first factory to expand the production capacity of “FirstLine”.