Vetter has won the 2018 ISPE Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) in the Facility of the Future category for its Center for Visual Inspection and Logistics.

The renowned prize is awarded annually by prominent industry association the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) to companies that have shown outstanding foresight, care and innovative creativity in the design and implementation of their facilities.

The FOYA judges panel for ISPE was impressed by the intelligent combination of location design, state-of-the-art technologies and innovative processes at the Ravensburg Vetter West site. The new centre offers an outstanding degree of efficiency, flexibility, quality and security in the injectables supply chain.

Altogether, the site offers Vetter’s customers a great deal of added value, notably most outstanding quality with reduced throughput times, irrespective of the batch size. The building‘s modular design also allows for the simple and gradual creation of more space without expansion work affecting its operations. This architecture is a direct response to an increasing customer demand for more capacity.

Vetter’s managing director Thomas Otto said: “We are very pleased to have received this important international award.

“Being selected by the jury is not only a great honour, but also an incentive to maintain our focus on quality in terms of products and processes.”

His management colleague Peter Soelkner summarises: “In our future-oriented Center for Visual Inspection and Logistics, we combine many years of expertise in optimising supply chain processes. In this way, we can offer our customers, including the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical and biotech companies, ideal conditions for transport, storage and quality assurance of their products.”

CMO Leadership Awards 2018

Vetter was also honoured recently with the CMO Leadership Awards 2018 in five of the six main categories: quality, expertise, reliability, capabilities and service.

Life Science Leader, one of the leading trade journals in the pharmaceutical industry, awarded the prize for the seventh time. The magazine worked with the market research institute Industry Standard Research (ISR) to identify the winners.

It is important to note that the winners do not need to apply, as is the case with other awards. Rather, it is the customers who evaluate their experience in working with manufacturing partners. Respondents only rate companies with which they have worked on a specific project over the past 18 months. This guarantees real empirical data from surveys of pharmaceutical companies that evaluate their experience in working with manufacturing partners.