Dividella and Medipak takes guests onwards and upwards at Swiss conference
Press Release | Dividella AG
JULY 08, 2016
Grabs, Switzerland: – Parenteral packaging specialist Dividella joined forces with its parent group Medipak Systems to host an influential packaging technologies conference at its Swiss headquarters.
Some 180 guests from all over the world accepted the joint invitation and travelled to Dividella at Grabs adjoining the Rhine Valley in north east Switzerland, close to Liechtenstein and Austria for the Medipak Systems TOP Open House 2016 conference.
Onwards and upwards
Over two days, June 7 and 8, the conference explored emerging trends in pharma manufacturing under the theme of ‘Onwards + Upwards’. The range of ‘hot topics’ covered included Track & Trace Serialization, Small Lot Solutions and OEE Optimization.
The program included a range of thought-provoking presentations by invited speakers, as well as specialist presentations on current trends in the pharma industry such as digitization, small lot solutions and OEE optimization.
Guests learned what extreme mountain climbing has to do with project planning with professional Alpine mountaineer and base jumper Stephan Siegrist. The conference also explored implications of digitization with Dr. Stephan Sigrist, founder and head of the think tank W.I.R.E., talking about Industry 4.0, Innovation and new forms of production including 3D printing.
The conference also provided a chance to explore Dividella’s expansion, which has included additional premises in an adjacent business park and establishment of new assembly shop and engineering offices at Werdenstrasse in Grabs.
Latest NeoTop solutions on show
The new premises were also the location for the two-day Medipak Systems Open House exhibition, featuring live demonstrations of a full range of Dividella’s renowned top loading cartoners and wallet machines.
These included the latest NeoTop x, a top loading cartoner designed specifically for small and medium-sized batches, equipped with variable manual insertion module and comprehensive safety features.
Mediseal presented its CP400-P3200 blister line with integrated OCS checkweigher and an end-of-line stretch wrapper from pester pac automation, while Rondo presented various packaging solutions, including its Tamper Evidence Solution and Smart Packaging with integrated NFC features.
Virtual reality access
Delegates were interested in Seidenader’s DS12+ tablet sorting machine and V90+ semi-automatic inspection machine. The company also exhibited its remarkable Blackbox, using virtual reality technology to provide direct access to the operating systems driving Seidenader machines.
Werum IT Solutions presented the latest version of its PAS-X 3.1.8 MES (Manufacturing Execution System) along with the PAS-X KPI and Track & Trace Solutions.
The exhibition was completed by partners from the industry, including pester pac automation, Pago, OCS Checkweighers, Robatech, Micron, M.A.S. (Material Analytischer Service), Metsä Bard, Videojet Technologies and Ypsomed.
Dividella AG, a member of the Korber Medipak Systems Group, specializes in developing and manufacturing packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry with specific expertise in packaging requirements for parenteral products. Based at Grabs in the canton of St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland, Dividella counts 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies among its clients, including the entire top ten.
For more than three decades, Dividella has provided distinctive and highly effective solutions for secure and flexible packaging of pharmaceutical products. Its patented top-loading system forms the basis for solutions that have continually evolved to provide the most up-to-date, patient-friendly and environmentally responsible solutions for parenteral packaging.
Dividella provides complete secondary packaging solutions for medicinal products that can be difficult to stack, such as needles, injector pens, vials and syringes. Its TOPLoading solution enables product handling with extreme care and safety. Dividella patented feeding systems guarantee products are handled with care while maintaining high output.
About Medipak Systems
Körber Medipak Systems unites five internationally successful enterprises with locations in Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the USA and Brazil, to form a reliable ‘one stop shop’ partner for the international pharma and biotech industry.
The companies within the Medipak Systems Group offer a single source for software, materials, machinery and technologies for the production, inspection and packaging of pharmaceutical products: these include Pharma Manufacturing Execution Systems, the development and production of standard and special folding boxes, innovative packaging and inspection machines, and solutions for the traceability of medicines.
This unique combination of process know-how and advanced technology makes Medipak Systems one of the leading system providers.
Medipak Systems unites Dividella, Mediseal, Rondo, Seidenader Maschinenbau and Werum IT Solutions, totaling some 1,600 employees worldwide.
Medipak Systems is a Business Area of Körber AG, the Hamburg-based international leading technology group with around 11,500 employees and an annual turnover of €2.3 billion.
Marta Berger, Marketing Manager, Dividella AG
Tel: +41 (0) 81 750 3387
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