Capacity increases for around 20 million euros: Aenova further expands its high-volume solids site in Tittmoning

Tittmoning, 04/12/2023

The Aenova Group is one of the world's leading contract manufacturers and development service providers for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Within the Aenova Group, the Tittmoning site is the largest plant for solid oral dosage forms with a capacity of around 10 billion tablets and capsules per year. Due to consistently high demand, Aenova is continuing to invest in this site. In the coming months, four high-speed packaging lines will be installed there at a cost of around EUR 10 million, as well as an additional bulk production line for large-volume preparations with a further investment of EUR 10 million.

The market demand for conventional oral solids - tablets, film-coated tablets and hard capsules - is constantly increasing. For this reason, extensive expansion projects have already been realised at the Aenova site in Tittmoning in recent years. A new production building with a total area of 3,100 square meters was put into operation in 2022. The investments made, including new bulk and packaging lines, amounted to a total of around EUR 35 million and aimed to increase capacity by 2 to 3 billion packaged tablets in the final expansion stage. In this context, the new investment projects amounting to around EUR 20 million will increase packaging capacity by around 100 million to a total of 400 million blisters and bulk capacity by almost 1 billion tablets per year.

"The additional systems in the bulk production area follow the proven principle of semi-continuous production and the new high-performance packaging lines have fully automated end-of-line packaging. The higher degree of automation not only brings economic benefits, but also supports our product and service quality. At the same time, the investments will create around 50 new, state-of-the-art jobs in the region," explains Dr Helmut Stibich, Managing Director at the Tittmoning site. The first high-speed packaging line will go into operation at the end of 2023, with an almost identical line expected to go into operation in the third quarter of 2024; two further lines will be installed by the first quarter of 2025. A new, fourth production line for large-volume bulk products is to be added by the end of 2024.

"With these investments, Aenova is consistently continuing its growth course and consolidating its leading position among the production facilities for conventional solids in Europe at the Tittmoning site. This is an important step towards offering our customers delivery times in line with the market and ensuring patient care," comments Jan Kengelbach, CEO of the Aenova Group.

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