The SteriPack Group offers medical product assembly ranging from manual through semi-automated to fully-automated processes under pharmaceutical regulations. SteriPack operates in controlled cGMP compliant Grade D facilities. Regarding the Customer’s requirements and the product cycle, SteriPack may switch from a manual or semi-automated to an automated assembly process.
Advantages of a semi-automated process:
- More flexible to accommodate lower annual quantity
- Better fit for smaller batch sizes
- Up-front investment can be spread over years and follow ramping up volumes
- Better contingency (majority of the equipment set up as duplicated and simpler than automated – in case of breakdowns easier and quicker to fix)
- Shorter lead-times for first launch of a project
- Lessons learnt and future improvements easier to implement and/or introduced on more expensive automated lines
- Lower maintenance cost
Disadvantages of a semi-automated process:
- Higher unit cost and limited opportunities of economy scale with growing volumes
- More dedicated space needed for peak volumes
- More operator dependent process
cGMP and D Grade compliant facility cleanroom assembly.