Plant Engineering Weylchem Launches New Multi-Purpose Manufacturing Plant in France
With an investment of around 7.64 million dollars, Weylchem has inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Lamotte in the Hauts-de-France region. The unit is expected to improve the site’s capacity in synthesizing modern, complex and corrosive molecules.
Lamotte/France – The Weylchem Group of Companies officially puts into operation a new multi-purpose custom manufacturing plant at its French site in Lamotte in the Hauts-de-France region. This investment of around 7.64 million dollars significantly enhances the site’s flexibility and capacity in synthesizing modern, complex and even corrosive molecules. A high level of automation, including the use of robotic elements, allows for even greater efficiency.
The project consisted of a comprehensive overhaul of an existing production line, by adding key elements such as an acid-proof 4m 2 Hastelloy filter dryer, a thin-film evaporator and a 10m 3 stainless steel reactor. As a result, temperatures of up to 200°C and a service pressure of up to 8 bars can now be reached.
“Further upgrading our custom manufacturing capacity and capabilities enables us to serve our customers even better – particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry – by providing efficient, digitally-driven high-quality processes within a demanding business environment,” says Alix Deschamps, Managing Director of Weylchem Lamotte.
Uwe Brunk, President of the Weylchem Group of Companies, adds: “This large investment forms part of a global initiative to enhance our multi-purpose set-up that also includes the new Halex and ring chlorination plants in Germany. This new asset strengthens our position as a versatile, high-quality partner with reliable European supply chains.”