B. Braun Medical has officially opened its expanded multi-million-pound med-tech facility at Sheffield’s Thorncliffe Business Park.
The company’s Compounding Aseptic Production Service (CAPS) Unit houses cutting edge equipment, cold stores, a laboratory, and an ever-expanding team of specialists to manufacture medication for patients and hospitals throughout the country.
The extension has seen the facility transformed from 1080m² to 2700m² and will create employment to meet increasing demand for life-saving medicines, particularly intravenous feeding solutions for the NHS.
Sheffield City Region VIPs in attendance included the HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe; Lord Mayor of Sheffield Tony Downing; High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, John Pickering; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Director – Policy and Representation, Richard Wright and the Master Cutler of Sheffield Nick Cragg.
Sheffield City Region B. Braun board and executive team members welcomed international B. Braun dignitaries at the official opening including B. Braun’s new global Group CEO Anna Maria Braun; Matthias Kahl, Hospital Care Division Regional Head Western Europe and Gunther Lamparter, Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Sales Hospital Care.
Hans Hux, Chairman and Group Chief Executive B. Braun Medical, said: “Production of life-saving medicines is continuing to increase in Sheffield as a result of our revolutionary CAPS Unit.
“Since opening nearly a decade ago in 2010, our portfolio of products has evolved rapidly to include a whole new range of patient treatments. Expanding both the building size and our employee numbers will take us to the next level.”
He added: “This official opening was an incredibly special event celebrating the success and growth of healthcare manufacturing in Sheffield.”
Group CEO Anna Maria Braun commented: “Opening this facility today, inside of one of the core foundations of B. Braun, shows how we grow from our own resources and how we grow together.
“It was around 20 years ago that we opened offices here in Sheffield, starting quite small, and today is a testament to the successful growth we’ve seen over these last two decades.
“It’s exciting to think about what the next 20 years will bring and I wish the entire team great success in continuing our mission to protect and improve the health of people around the world.”