An urgent demand for additional capacity for the production of a drug delivery device to combat a predicted pandemic, Sovrin embarked on a challenging programme to design, build from scratch, commission and validate a dedicated cleanroom production cell.
Moulding specialists, Sovrin Plastics will in July move to a new, purpose built
43,000 sq. ft. (4,000 sq. m) manufacturing facility, which will house its tooling,
cleanroom injection moulding and assembly divisions.
state of the art facility represents a £4.5 million investment in Sovrin's
future and features some of the latest injection moulding, automation and
material handling technologies.
With a primary
focus on lean manufacturing and benefitting from 50 years of technical
injection moulding and assembly expertise, Sovrin has designed the new
manufacturing site to improve utilisation and efficiency whilst significantly
reducing its carbon footprint. This development exemplifies Sovrin's policy of
continuous investment for the future, constantly enhancing the capabilities and
supporting its ever developing customer base.
facility will house 36 all electric injection moulding machines with robotic
handling in class 8 cleanrooms and White room areas. The moulding facilities are
complimented by a 650 sqm cleanroom area for manual and automated medical device
assembly. A further 300 sqm is available for future expansion or a dedicated
customer manufacturing cell.
began in July 2014 on a brownfield site, close to its existing manufacturing
sites and is due to be completed in July 2015. The move from old to new facilities
will be phased over a number of months to ensure a smooth transition and the revalidation
of processes. The current class 7 cleanroom facilities, housing moulding,
assembly and medical device manufacture, which neighbours the new build will be
retained. Two-shot moulding machines will be housed in class 8 cleanroom.
to have an open day later this year to showcase its new facility to its
customer and supplier partnerships. If you are interested in having a tour of the new facility, please
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
4,137 sq. m (45,530 sq. ft.)
Class 8 Cleanrooms and White rooms
Assembly White room - 648 sq. m
Moulding White room - 545 sq. m
area ISO Class 8 - 315 sq. m
area ISO Class 7 - 400 sq. m at existing facility
area ISO Class 7 - 300 sq. m at existing facility
moulding machines - 28 with robotic handling
of 42 injection moulding machines from 5 to 350T
for 4/5 automated assembly cells
m available for future projects
mould tool manufacture and maintenance
require any additional information about out new facility or have a project
that requires tooling, injection moulding or device assembly, please do not
hesitate to contact us.