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By consolidating legacy buildings, Colorcon enhances environmental and production efficiencies at West Point, PA facility.
Excipient manufacturer Colorcon, Inc., has completed a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation at its North America production facility in West Point, PA, to enhance the company’s supply chain robustness for products manufactured and delivered to pharmaceutical and dietary supplement manufacturers in North America, Central America, and Latin America.
The investment included the consolidation of multiple legacy buildings into a unified manufacturing campus, reducing transportation between facilities and traffic in the area. Upgraded air handing systems will reduce environmental noise and offer more efficient use of the natural resources and utilities needed for production process, the company reported in a Dec. 18, 2019 press statement.
The facility changes will provide customers with the highest level of traceability on raw materials and finished goods and will meet and exceed the regulatory requirements of FDA and other global regulatory bodies, the company reported in the press statement.
“The investment in our West Point, USA facility brings together expanded material warehousing and new best-in-class quality control laboratories to the existing production capabilities,” said Simon Tasker, president Americas region in the press statement. “This supports our future growth expectations, improves our environmental footprint and reduces supply lead times for our customers.”
“Colorcon’s West Point, Pennsylvania, site is one of seven film coating manufacturing sites strategically located around the world and is an important component in Colorcon’s Business Continuity Plan,” added Martti Hedman, Colorcon CEO in the press statement. “This multi-year investment helps Colorcon to further improve its service to the customers and is a good example of how Colorcon invests in new capacity ahead of demand.”