It´s a win-win situation for everyone involved: Valicare s.r.o. moved into new premises together with Heitec Slovensko, spol. s.r.o. at the beginning of the year.
Valicare’s current 49 employees moved from the town of Trenčín to the suburb Turná, five kilometres away, where the two partner companies now share four floors. Valicare s.r.o. is a joint venture between Valicare GmbH in Frankfurt, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch Packaging Technology, and Heitec AG. With this move, the partners intend to further expand their cooperation.
Valicare is specialized in qualification and validation of aseptic filling of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. “Since Heitec’s strength is in the area of inspection technology machines in Slovakia, the move will allow us to exploit synergies by combining machine expertise with GMP compliance know-how,” says Dr. Berthold Düthorn, Managing Director of Valicare GmbH, who runs Valicare in Slovakia together with Martin Gerlich.
New technical center: room to expand Expertise
“The new location also offers us the opportunity to set up a technical center. This will enable us to further expand our expertise – for example in the area of cycle development and validation for isolator systems – but also to open up new fields of knowledge,” explains Dr. Düthorn. Valicare is planning technical tests such as crack tests, samples for leakage tests in the technical center and the certification of biological indicators in a laboratory.
Worldwide cooperation with Bosch sites
From machines for liquid or solid pharmaceuticals to inspection technology and secondary packaging, Valicare’s experts support all Bosch Packaging Technology product groups at German and international sites. In addition to preparing test documentation, Valicare also carries out qualification of the equipment and validation of the processes running on it. “Our machine-oriented company in Slovakia perfectly complements our company headquarters in Frankfurt, which specialize in consulting and processes. This enables us to offer reliable support to customers from Latin America, Europe up to Asia,” Dr. Düthorn summarizes.
Dr. Ellen Sons-Brinkmann
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