With the Havant facility, Sartorius now has five locations in the UK, employing over 900 staff members
Sartorius has announced it will open a manufacturing facility in Havant, Hampshire, UK. The opening marks the official relocation of more than 90 employees to the facility, located a few miles away from the former site in Portsmouth.
“The new facility in Havant will be an important part of our global operations network as it will enable our business to grow to meet the requirements of the expanding industry,” said Dr Thorsten Peuker, Head of Operations, BPS Systems at Sartorius.
The 58,000 sqft site will is hoped to enable the company to bring together skilled engineers with biochemical, electrical, and mechanical backgrounds who will design and manufacture a range of systems for the biopharmaceutical market.
In addition to a 28,000 sqft production area, the centre includes a 4,000 sqft customer test lab to demonstrate the functionality of Sartorius equipment. “The new facility increases Sartorius’ capacity to deliver support in all areas of our business and provide the highest quality equipment and services to our customers,” said Peuker.
In 2021, Sartorius will invest more than $479 m in the expansion of its manufacturing capacities. In line with the investments, Sartorius plans to expand its Havant site, and is now offering positions for process engineers, project managers, and design engineers, as well as for several support functions, among other job vacancies. With the Havant facility, Sartorius now has five locations in the UK, employing over 900 staff members.