Almirall Rolls Out MES at Reinbek, Germany Facility

Spanish pharmaceutical firm and maker of skin medicines employs PAS-X system for its entire manufacturing process, including packaging.

Spanish pharmaceutical firm and maker of skin medicines employs PAS-X system for its entire manufacturing process, including packaging.
Spanish pharmaceutical firm and maker of skin medicines employs PAS-X system for its entire manufacturing process, including packaging.

“Feel the science” is a tagline used by Almirall, a Barcelona, Spain-based manufacturer of dermatologicals/skin medicines, such as Balneum®. The pharmaceutical company’s products are available in more than 70 countries.

Almirall recently opted for Werum’s PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System to be installed in its plant in Reinbek, Germany, a suburb of Hamburg. PAS-X will be rolled out as a full-scope Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for the entire manufacturing process—including weighing, mass production and packaging. It will replace the facility’s legacy production management system.

The new review and release workflows aim to more effective processes as well as compliance with regulatory requirements.

PAS-X will be implemented out of the box per Werum’s implementation method of “Ready,” “Fit,” “Build” and “Run.” The benefits for Almirall include short project term and significant cost efficiency.

“We are already thrilled about the Fit Phase,” says Maik Weber, Head of Production at Almirall. “Together with the Werum consultants we matched our business processes in the Reinbek production site with the best practice-based PAS-X workflows. Both the approach and the expertise of the consultants and the results of this phase were really convincing.”

Werum IT Solutions supplies MES and manufacturing IT products for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Werum is part of Medipak Systems, the Pharma Systems business area of the international technology group Körber.

Companies in this article
More in Automation/Robotics