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New factory boosts L.B. Bohle production of continuous manufacturing systems
Ennigerloh, Germany: – World-respected builder of advanced pharma machinery, L.B. Bohle, has brought its latest manufacturing facility online, focusing on systems for continuous production.
The new 2,000 m2 Plant 4, built in little more than one year, joins L.B. Bohle’s two existing production facilities at its base at Ennigerloh, in the Münsterland region of North Rhine-Westphalia.
In addition, L.B. Bohle will continue to operate its production plant for handling systems, blenders, mills and sieves in nearby Sassenberg.
Focus on sustainability
The new plant, built on a 1.2 hectare site adjoining Plant 3, will exclusively focus on the production of continuous manufacturing machines and systems, such as the QbCon® series.
The new production complex will operate according to latest manufacturing standards, with emphasis also placed on sustainability and energy efficiency.
L.B. Bohle Managing Director Tim Remmert explains: “The production facility was built in accordance with Energy Efficiency 55. This means that the building requires only 55 percent as much energy as a comparable new building that achieves the maximum permissible value according to the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV).”
This was partly achieved by installing a photovoltaic system on the roof that generates energy for the plant that can additionally feed surpluses into the grid. Further, environmental heating and hot water is supplied from state-of-the-art heat pump technology, and uses low-energy LED lighting throughout. The staff and visitor car parks are also generously equipped with fast charging points for electric vehicles (EVs).
“Our entire production of machines at Plant 4 will be done with 100 percent green electricity. By the end of this year, this will also apply to all our other locations,” Remmert continued.
Major project for the start of production
The new plant came online late last month and was immediately busy in producing equipment for a ground-breaking new project to build a continuous production line to manufacture tablets by wet granulation.
The complete plant consists of a QbCon® 1 for continuous wet granulation and drying and a mixing and dosing unit, each completely enclosed by an isolator made by Franz Ziel GmbH, a screen of the BTS 100 series, the tablet press XL 100 WipCon® from KORSCH AG and Bohle’s own KOCO® 25 semi-continuous coater. The plant is fed by two Bohle HS 400 automated lifting columns.
“Investing in the new plant was exactly the right thing to do, because it has given us the capacity for further company growth. Implementing this major Continuous Manufacturing project in the new plant marks a special milestone for the entire company,” concluded Tim Remmert.
About L.B. Bohle
Founded in 1981, L.B. Bohle Maschinen und Verfahren GmbH (L.B. Bohle) has established a worldwide reputation as a producer and supplier of advanced systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing, based on a track record of technological innovation and continuous improvement.
Based at Ennigerloh in Northwest Germany, L.B. Bohle operates worldwide, offering advanced solutions for every aspect of oral solid dose (OSD) and nutraceutical tablet production, including weighing & dosing, grinding & sieving, blending, tablet coating, sorting, handling systems, cleaning and containment, process monitoring and continuous manufacturing.
The company’s guiding vision is one of technological innovation in the production of pharmaceutical solids. This supports a core mission to deliver maximum product efficiency increases for its customers, through continuous development and product innovations that not only increase quality and efficiency, but also strengthen competitive edge and sustainability.
To these ends, L.B. Bohle offers both complete production lines and solutions for individual production steps, focusing on rapid development and production of sophisticated, pragmatic, and customized applications.
The company operates development and manufacturing facilities at its home base at Ennigerloh and at Sassenberg, both in North Rhine-Westphalia. Additionally it has sales and service subsidiaries in the USA (Warminster, PA) in India (Ahmedabad) , in Singapore and in Switzerland (Reiden). It is also represented by more than 40 qualified sales partners worldwide, having become a globally recognized brand.
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