Our site produces oral solid dose tablets. Our products are predominantly prescription medicines and are packed in Bottle, Blister and Bulk formats.
RAW MATERIAL WAREHOUSE
This is where our raw materials are received and tested prior to the manufacturing process.
This is where materials are weighed, labelled and checked before moving to the Granulation area.
We utilise 2 different granulation technologies:
Wet granulation process
This involves wetting and mixing the powders to form a granule. The granules are then dried, sifted and blended prior to being compressed into tablet form.
Direct Compression granulation technology
This involves the mixing and sifting of dry powders, which are then blended prior to being compressed into tablet form.
Tabletting involves the compression of the granules using technology to make up the shape of the finished tablet form.
The process also involves the testing of tablets for weight, thickness and hardness.
Tablet Coating technology involves the spraying of an aqueous based coating solution onto our tablets.
We coat the tablet for a number of reasons:
- it can mask the taste
- for physical and chemical protection as it protects the drug in the stomach
- for controlling the release profile of the active pharmaceutical ingredient within the tablet
- to change the colour of the tablet for marketing purposes
Tablet printing allows the printing of the Servier logo on some tablet forms.
This is where the packaging of our tablets into Bottle, Blister and Bulk Packing is completed.
The assets include:
- a bottle packer
- a blister packer
- product carton machines
- carton labelling machines
- a checkweigher
- a carton data matrix application
- serialisation and aggregation technology
- a case packer
FINISHED PRODUCT WAREHOUSE
This is where finished product is stored while awaiting analytical testing results in our onsite Laboratory.
This is where our products are tested before being approved for dispatch.
This process involves the selection and shipment of finished products to our customers.