PharmOut to design state of art plant for Komipharm Australia

Komipharm Australia selects PharmOut as Architectural and Engineering consultants

Komipharm is a leading Korean producer of drugs for human and veterinary use, Komipharm International Australia Pty Ltd plans to design and build one of the largest pharmaceutical (high – potency) tablet manufacturing facilities in the world in Dandenong South, estimated investment is $40m. This state of the art manufacturing facility will be highly automated, incorporating Industry 4.0 technology and Lean thinking as fundamental elements in the facility design.

Dandenong MP Gabrielle Williams visited Komipharm International Australia on Thursday 15 December to announce a State Government grant to help the company expand. The Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) grant will assist Komipharm to create a new global headquarters and research and development hub at its Monterey Road facility. The company will hire 40 new employees, including 10 people who lost their jobs in the automotive industry. Komipharm will also expand its global sales footprint through better access to markets in North America and Western Europe.

The 40 direct manufacturing jobs created by the project and announced by Gabrielle Williams MP, does not include the architectural, engineering and scientific jobs that will also be created by this investment, as well as the construction jobs during the project initiation phase.

PharmOut are delighted to have been selected as the Architectural, Engineering, Validation and Quality Systems provider for this project and are now busy delivering the Concept Design and Detail Design for the project.

“The project timelines have been a real challenge.” said Mr Trevor Schoerie Managing Director of PharmOut “to deliver the Concept and Detail Design in just 19 weeks for a plant of this size, is a challenge. Typically projects of this nature take us many months.” “However, thanks to a close and professional working relationship with both the Australian and Korean Komipharm team, we are running ahead of schedule.”

There is no doubt that the Korean manufacturing team, and the state of art facility in Osong, Korea has allowed the Dandenong facility design to be accelerated

More about Komipharm

Komipharm have long been interested in oncology treatments and drug development dating back to 1980. Over the years they have focused on oral anti-cancer and pain-relieving therapies to develop effective medicines.

Komipharm has been working with many leading international experts on the R&D for its drugs and is quickly emerging as global leader in the development of effective cancer pain management medication.

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