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Gerresheimer Small Batch Production – A success story

Gerresheimer has taken the next strategic step in its future by expanding its Technical Competence Center and SBP facilities at the Wackersdorf, Germany, location for the third time in just five years. The new 700 square meters Small Batch Production Sampling Area is where pre-series parts — samples used to set up manufacturing systems — can be produced at series quality. An area that previously housed a high-bay warehouse has been converted and equipped to meet the latest production standards.

Automatic tool handling
Unlike development projects, industrialization projects require automatic tool handling for high-volume manufacturing. The new area reflects these new parameters, featuring 10 injection moulding machines with a clamping force of 175 to 420 metric tonnes.

A decade of small-batch production
Small-batch production at Wackersdorf started up exactly ten years ago. Wackersdorf now has 2,170 square metres of class 7 and 8 clean room production space, a 220 square-metre controlled area, and a 360 square-metre clean room for pharmaceutical glass products that meets GMP class C and D requirements.

Qualified staff wanted – over 40 new jobs created in Wackersdorf
Gerresheimer is continuing on its growth trajectory, and the Wackersdorf location is no exception. That’s why the highly motivated, dynamic team is looking for new faces in the shape of experienced experts, young talents, and trainees who are keen to use state-of-the-art approaches, systems and methods to contribute to the success of the projects and of the company as a whole. Gerresheimer intends to create over 40 new jobs in Wackersdorf over the coming months.

With a team of around 520 in Wackersdorf and a further 650 employees just 30 km away in Pfreimd, Gerresheimer is one of the larger employers in the region. Overall, the MDAX-listed company employs around 11,000 people worldwide.

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