New partnership to produce modular turnkey solutions

The new entity, caled ModularPartners, is made up of KeyPlants, ModWave and Yonkers Industries

Modularisation has become one of the most important ways to increase quality, productivity and time-to-market. As a result, several international companies that provide global services to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries have joined forces to provide turnkey modular project delivery services on a worldwide basis. The new entity, called ModularPartners, constitutes the partnership of KeyPlants, ModWave and Yonkers Industries.

Key Plants, based in Stockholm, Sweden, comprised of former Pharmadule AB resources, and Yonkers Industries, based in Cary, North Carolina, USA, will work together providing project management, design, engineering, module fabrication support, site logistics, site installations, commissioning, qualification, and turnover services. ModWave, based in Morristown, NJ, and led by former Pharmadule North America’s management team, will provide business development and sales/marketing services for the partnership.

ModularPartners has been in development for the past three months, and was officially formalised on 12 May, 2011, in Terrassa, Spain, at the worldwide headquarters of Telstar which has a financial stake in KeyPlants.

ModularPartners will provide pharmaceutical and biotech modular systems that will include; complete modules, module components (box in box approach), and process module skids (or super skids) to support a variety of capital investment options related to brand new sites, site expansions, and renovation/retrofit type capital projects that demand aggressive schedule, cost, and scope control compliance.

ModularPartners has an agreement with and will source modular construction and module component shop fabrication including assembly, from the former Pharmadule AB Fabrication sites.

The new venture will commence operations immediately with primary operations centres in Stockholm, Sweden, Cary, North Carolina, and Terrassa, Spain. Additionally, ModularPartners, with the combined resources of KeyPlants, ModWave, and Yonkers Industries, will provide strategic office and operation locations in the US Puerto Rico, UK, Ireland, China, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, and at other locations worldwide.

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