Sartorius has announced the opening of its new 25,000m² facility for the manufacture of laboratory instruments in the industrial zone of Grone in Goettingen.
Sartorius provides high-quality production conditions and an advanced, efficient work environment. The biopharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier officially opened its approximately €42m new building as part of Sartorius Campus in the presence of around 250 guests, including Lower Saxony’s Governor Stephan Weil, and the Mayor of the City of Goettingen Rolf-Georg Köhler.
With around 450 employees, the new facility will build laboratory instruments such as balances, ultrapure water systems, and moisture analysers.
The State of Lower Saxony and the German Federal Government together contributed €4.2m to the new facility, which is said to represent the largest single investment of Sartorius Campus.
On the whole, Sartorius is investing around €500m in its campus upgrade, which is scheduled for the end of 2018. The Group’s new headquarters will combine two Goettingen sites and offers an attractive work environment, as well as providing more capacity for manufacture and administration. In addition, the campus grounds can be used for further expansions in the future.
The new building combines different manufacturing sites, including parts manufacture, prototype construction, a calibration centre, an extended vocational training workshop, and an administration complex.
Glass expanses of around 7,000m² provide plenty of daylight throughout all areas of the building, and a modern office design permits efficient work. As highly accurate balances are also calibrated inside, the building is protected from temperature fluctuations and vibration by decoupling.
At the beginning of this year, the building won the 2017 Engineering Award of the German Structural Steel Industry, ‘Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues’ in the category of high-rise building construction. The jury of the prize sponsor bauforumstahl lauded this construction as a symbol of the dynamics and solid quality workmanship of the laboratory balances manufactured at the facility.
In addition, Sartorius is aiming to have this new building certified by the German Society for Sustainable Building (DGNB).