Launched at Interpack 2011 in Dusseldorf, Excellence United is an alliance of six specialty equipment companies who are recognized as technological leaders in their respective markets. Together, these companies comprise more than 4,800 people in total with sales in excess of 800 million Euro. Thanks to common utilization of resources, customers have access to an extensive international service network with 600 employees.
The members of Excellence United are: Bausch-Stroebel, Fette Compacting, Glatt, Harro Höfliger, Uhlmann and Visiotec. The heads of these organizations saw the pharmaceutical industry undergoing a comprehensive transformation process in recent years which presented a wealth of challenges while revealing an opportunity for suppliers to join together to create a comprehensive solution for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
These companies will share a pavilion (Booth 1524) at Interphex 2012 in New York City to kick-off their collaboration in the North American market.
All member companies are independent, medium-sized family companies and each one plays an acknowledged technical role as innovators in their respective segment of the market; this is expressed by the name "Excellence United". Together, the members of the alliance cover all of the stages of the pharmaceutical manufacturing for whom Excellence United offers a unique network in terms of know-how, technology, service and Project Management – worldwide.
"Our aim is to take advantage of our joint offerings to significantly improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers' production, development and packaging processes", is how Siegfried Drost, CEO at Uhlmann and spokesperson of Excellence United, explains the alliance's objectives. The impulse for cooperation by these companies was driven by the market: "Over the past few years, we've practically been passing each other the baton in numerous equipment projects involving operators pursuing a best-in-class approach. By bundling our competencies, we can now offer customers this performance from a single source. They in turn benefit from improved interface management, comprehensive documentation and on-site support."
SOURCE: Excellence United