Avantor Opens Second European Facility in the Netherlands to Support Biopharma Demand

The manufacturer of single use products for the pharmaceutical industry increases cleanroom capacity to serve regional and global customers

Avantor facility in Hillegom, the Netherlands - life sciences and health

Pennsylvania-based biopharma materials company Avantor has opened a new single-use facility in Hillegom, the Netherlands. Avantor already has one site in Tilburg and this expansion is a significant addition to the company’s overall cleanroom capacity in the region. With a growing demand for bioproduction, Avantor has found success servicing regional and global customers from the Netherlands.

“We continue to grow our single-use footprint and capabilities to serve the needs of the global biopharma industry,” said Dr. Ger Brophy, Executive Vice President of Biopharma Production at Avantor. “We are proud to be part of the Hillegom community and boost our presence in the Netherlands.”

Speed and efficiency in the Netherlands

Avantor’s new facility in Hillegom is located between Amsterdam and Leiden with proximity to the Leiden Bio Science Park. The strategic location enables Avantor to manufacture, package and deliver single-use solutions that support all stages of biologics manufacturing. From Hillegom, the company is able to take advantage of the Netherlands’ rapid continental and global access via world-class airports and high-speed rail, road and waterways.

“Opening this site also reflects our commitment to support the growing demand for speed and efficiency in bioproduction. This facility will enhance the regional single-use supply chain in Europe, and Avantor looks forward to continuing to grow our business in this important market,” said Brophy.

Beyond the proximity to market demand from Avantor’s customers, the Netherlands is also home to a robust life sciences and health sector, including global universities and the European Medicines Agency.

Gateway to Europe and the world

Avantor is a global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries. In addition to its two sites in the Netherlands, Avantor’s footprint includes multiple sites in the United States as well as one in China.

Source: Avantor

3 November 2021

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