Pfizer

Pfizer Puurs is the second largest production site of Pfizer worldwide for the production of aseptic medicines and the largest packaging unit of Pfizer in Europe. 

In total, the Puurs site employs more than 1.500 people who annually produce, pack and prepare more than 300 million sterile units to export to more than 170 countries. The plant was founded by Upjohn in 1963 and acquired by Pfizer in 2003. Since then, the production unit has been an important link in Pfizer's global supply chain.

Activities

  • Feasibility study
  • Logistics concept design
  • Civil engineering & special techniques
  • Alternative, detailed layouts of a semi high bay and a high bay warehouse concept
  • According to GMP requirements

Logistics concept study and enginieering for new logistics centre

  • Centralizing and optimizing the goods flows on the Pfizer Puurs site as a key enabler for the future growth of the site.
  • A new logistics center with automated high-bay warehouse and AGV system designed to carry out the required optimisations without sacrificing flexibility.
  • Development of MHE concept design and engineering of engineering and special techniques.

Objectives

  • Alternative, detailed lay-outs of the New Facility to enable the Core Team to choose the optimal lay-outs (detailed building plans, blueprints)
  • Three-dimensional simulation of buildings respective flows showing clearly all people and materials movements 
  • The necessary administrative preparation for the request of permits (building permit, exploitation permit…) and the coaching in the request processes for the permits 
  • Detailed investment calculations (+/- 10 %)
  • Detailed execution plan containing all necessary activities to execute the plans (including a project time schedule)
  • Risk analysis

Advice

  • 3.400 m² ground floor shipping/receiving + 2.650 m² highbay
  • 33m building height
  • 13.020 ambient + 1.200 cooled pallet locations (with internal highbay slave pallets)
  • 6 ASRS pallet cranes (5 ambient aisles single deep + 1 cooled aisle double deep)
  • Pallet conveyor system over 2 floors with connection to production
  • AGV system for integrated automated transport with production areas
  • Temperature controlled in different regimes

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