Fresenius Kabi opened the extension of its production plant in Mihla, Germany, today with a festive dedication ceremony attended by Mayor Rainer Laemmerhirt. The healthcare company invested about €10 million in the project.

In the new production hall, employees will make core injection-molded components for pharmaceutical containers, port systems – which enable infusions to be administered as gently as possible, for example during chemotherapy – and medical disposables. The latter include such products as feeding tubes and giving sets, which are routinely used in hospitals to administer infusion therapies, clinical nutrition and intravenous drugs. The extension will enable Fresenius Kabi to produce components it previously had to purchase from suppliers.

At approximately 1,000 square meters (10,700 square feet), the new hall doubles the amount of space available for production activities at the plant in Mihla, a town in the eastern German state of Thuringia. The project also includes an expansion of the plant’s warehouse to hold as many as 2,000 pallets – a more than six-fold increase.

Dr. Christian Hauer, President Medical Devices Division of Fresenius Kabi, said: “Products from Fresenius Kabi are used in the care of chronically and critically ill patients, which makes the highest standards of quality and reliability essential. Our employees in Mihla have been doing outstanding work for many years. I’m delighted that with this extension, we are making our Mihla production location ready for the future.”

Mayor Laemmerhirt praised Fresenius Kabi for its commitment to his community: “I am very happy that Fresenius Kabi, as a globally active company, is investing here in Mihla. This can also be seen as a positive sign for our region and its economic development.”