THE FETTE COMPACTING EFFICIENCY GUIDE
The Fette Compacting Efficiency Guide is the guidance System for our entire product and service range.
Merck in China
TARGET: TEN BILLIONS
Merck’s second largest pharmaceutical production site is currently taking shape on the east coast of China, just around a two-hour drive away from Shanghai. When the factory reaches full capacity in 2021, plans call for the production of ten billion tablets a year in Nantong. The tablet presses required to achieve this come from Fette Compacting.
FAST, INDIVIDUAL, DIGITAL: WHAT CUSTOMERS EXPECT OF GLOBAL SUPPORT
Trade fairs such as the Interphex 2016 are more than mere platforms for presenting new machinery. They also offer the opportunity to exchange information with regard to current requirements on technical support and consulting. In New York City, Fette Compacting will be availing of the opportunity to interact with American and international pharmaceutical customers in order to find out what they expect of a machine manufacturer: from individual service through around-the-clock availability to secure digital networking. Insights into this issue are provided by Lars Plüschau, Director Global Customer Support.
CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING: MONTHS BECOME HOURS
Product approval in real time? Producers of pharmaceuticals and machine manufacturers worldwide are working on this vision. Thanks to Continuous Manufacturing (CM), delays attributable to separate production processes, complex conversions and long offline analyses could soon be a thing of the past. Pilot plants are already available but it’s still early days for technology in the area of commercial pharmaceutical production. In an interview, Dr. Martin Schöler from Fette Compacting outlines the discoveries made by these pilot projects and how the CM vision is to become a reality.
IN THE LAND OF INNOVATIONS: SUBSIDIARY OPENS IN SWITZERLAND
Switzerland is the international leader when it comes to innovation and exports in the pharmaceutical industry. With the aim of guaranteeing pharmaceutical companies even faster technical service on site, a subsidiary of Fette Compacting opened in Basel on May 1, 2015.
Efficient tableting requires strong links in the chain. In real-world conditions, OEE analyses have a good track record in gauging and improving the efficiency of whole machines. The following anonymised example records the progress and result of OEE consultancy services provided by Fette Compacting.