The French specialist of plastic injection for the health and beauty markets is investing in a brand new 4,000 sqm production unit to expand the production capacity of its Healthcare Business Unit.

Located in Stabio, in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland, this new industrial site pools together the operations previously located in Castione and Canobbio; it adds to the Annecy facility, in France, to meet the needs of the health industries, thanks to greater surface area and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Around thirty presses able to produce a clean environment will be progressively installed. This initial phase of the project represents a total investment by the Group of around three million euros.

The new FaiveleyTech Ticino site is specializing in the production of injected plastic solutions in ISO 8 certified clean rooms for pharmaceutical laboratories, manufacturers of diagnostic tools, manufacturers of medical appliances. The plant offers its clients the possibility of prototyping, design support and assistance and product design. Expertise in micro-injection, assembly, welding and finishing is a major asset which is offered to the healthcare industries.

Primarily focused on small and medium series productions, the Stabio site complements the highly-automated assests of the Annecy site, which is mostly dedicated to the high-speed production of large volumes in a controlled atmosphere.

“Swiss Made” production

According to FaiveleyTech, the Stabio site is meeting the need for local production from Swiss pharmaceutical industry.

With the FaiveleyTech Ticino site, we are further expanding our capabilities to support clients of our Healthcare BU. We are also seeking to conquer new market share with the Swiss healthcare industries, which are incredibly keen on local production. We are now in a position to offer fully ‘Swiss Made’ production,” said Mario Cattaneo, FaiveleyTech Ticino site Director.

FaiveleyTech Ticino has been designed and developed in line with FaiveleyTech Group’s CSR strategy. Some 1,200 solar panels will cover the plant’s roof, allowing for renewable energy sources for around twenty or so electrical presses. As with other Group sites, FaiveleyTech Ticino is soon expecting to gain ISO 50001 certification (Energy Management).