Novo Nordisk to Make Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Expansion of Production Facilities in France

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Novo Nordisk will invest more than DKK 16 billion (US$2.3 billion) to expand its production facilities in Chartres, France.

Novo Nordisk announced on Nov. 23, 2023 that it will invest more than DKK 16 billion (US$2.3 billion), starting in 2023, to expand its existing production site in Chartres, France. The company plans to significantly increase the capacity of the manufacturing site by adding aseptic production and finished production processes, as well as an extension of the site’s current laboratory for quality control.

With the expanded facilities, the site’s footprint will be more than doubled. The investment includes capacity for glucagon-like peptide-1 products, according to a company press release. Construction projects for the expansion have been initiated and will gradually be finalized between 2026 and 2028. More than 500 new jobs are expected to be created, and production activities are expected to run 24/7 upon completion of construction.

“This significant investment announced today confirms the importance of our French manufacturing site, one of our strategic production sites, as a cornerstone of the growth we are experiencing as a company. By maximizing the skills and infrastructure we already have on the site, we are expanding our capacity in an efficient way,” said Lone Charlotte Larsen, corporate vice-president of Novo Nordisk Production Chartres, in the press release.


“Our continued investments in our manufacturing sites across the globe demonstrate the belief we have in our current and future product portfolio and its relevance for people living with serious chronic diseases,” said Henrik Wulff, executive vice-president, Product Supply, Quality & IT, Novo Nordisk, in the release.

Source: Novo Nordisk