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Sartorius investing $50M in Puerto Rican pharmaceutical plant expansion


May 25, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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May 25, 2016 – Puerto Rico’s governor says pharmaceutical supplier Sartorius is investing $50 million to expand its plant in the U.S. territory and convert it to its main logistical hub for the Americas.

The company expects to create 350 new jobs in the next five years and step up production of membranes for lab tests and manufacturing of aseptic storage bags. The plant in the southwest town of Yauco now has 420 workers.

Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the expansion was made possible with $5.4 million in government incentives.

Headquartered in Goettingen, Germany, Sartorius AG is an international pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier with about 50 sites in more than 30 countries, 19 of which are production facilities.

— With files from The Associated Press

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