Efficient and space-saving serialization system

Fareva – leading pharmaceutical contract manufacturer – relies on Atlantic Zeiser in several countries

  • A globally leading contract manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, Fareva is currently equipping 30 packaging lines in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany with track & trace technology from Atlantic Zeiser.
  • The company uses the new MEDILINE T&T system which allows for serialization, control weighing, and tamper-evident labeling in a very compact space.
  • Fareva: “This efficient and space-saving addition enables us to prepare our existing lines for the new serialization and tamper-evident requirements.”

Fareva, a globally leading contract manufacturer for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and other products relies on serialization technology from Atlantic Zeiser. Headquartered in Tournon-sur-Rhône (Ardèche) and posting annual sales of 1.4 billion Euros, the company is currently equipping 30 of its packaging lines in France, Italy, the UK, and Germany with the new MEDILINE T&T solution from Atlantic Zeiser. If required, this system can meet the requirements of serialization, tamper-evident sealing, and control weighing in one single operation tailored to the workflow. In addition to a check weigher and a tamper-evident labeling machine, the Fareva systems include a Bollini labeler. The systems feature various inkjet printers or laser markers, depending on the requirements of individual products and locations.

Their installation in Fareva factories and subsidiaries has already begun and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Atlantic Zeiser France was in charge of this project. “The MEDILINE T&T offers us a new, convincing approach. This efficient and space-saving addition enables us to prepare our existing lines for the new serialization and tamper-evident requirements according to the EU pharmaceuticals directive”, says Pierre Laissy, Operational Excellence Director at Fareva. “Atlantic Zeiser’s global presence was another key factor in our decision. The project is designed to help standardize our production processes throughout the world. During that process, we appreciate having a partner who can provide competent on-site support.” Laissy also explicitly praised the close cooperation with Atlantic Zeiser – the company has established a service office at the Fareva headquarters. “In view of the project’s scope and a rather tight schedule, short coordination lines and face-to-face talks are a top priority”, stresses Eric Penne, Managing Director of Atlantic Zeiser France. In the context of an intended long-term partnership with Atlantic Zeiser, Fareva has also shown interest in solutions regarding digital printing and delayed differentiation.

Serialization with process security

First introduced at the 2017 Interpack trade show, Atlantic Zeiser’s MEDILINE T&T track & trace system not only enables filled folding cartons to be serialized with outstanding process security. If required, the MEDILINE T&T’s perfectly coordinated functional modules allow users to replace existing individual solutions, e.g. for control weighing or applying tamper-evident or Bollini labels, thereby optimizing space conditions. Moreover, the system was developed with a focus on great flexibility, allowing users to adjust quickly to different formats or coding requirements. For example, the new quick-change device makes it possible to change the position of the camera and printer unit without any tools in a matter of minutes. This minimizes set-up time and makes the investment in a second camera and printer unit unnecessary. Thanks to a very precise transport mechanism, the system can achieve reproducible, high-quality coding results even at throughputs as high as 400 packs per minute.

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Ute Heiler