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New Site for Bosch Packaging Technology

April 4, 2014
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A leading provider of complete solutions for process and packaging technology, Bosch Packaging Technology has moved into a new location at Musashi, 70 km north of Tokyo.

Since the move there in late March, more than 100 associates have been developing and manufacturing inspection technology for the pharmaceuticals industry on premises covering 3240 sq m. A total of 1.6 million euros was invested in the new site.

Following relocation from Honjo to the much larger Musashi site, Bosch Packaging Technology now has considerably more space at its disposal for the development and assembly of its machines. This investment in the Musashi site underscores the company's commitment to Japan as a major market for pharmaceuticals inspection technology. “Expansion of the Bosch global center of competence in Japan is important for our innovative strength,” said Peter Tyroller, the member of the Bosch board of management with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region. “We want to offer our customers outstanding products that are both beneficial and fascinating.”

In the pharmaceuticals industry, demand for product safety and quality – and thus also for inspection solutions – is constantly rising. “We want to build on the experience we have amassed in Japan over many decades and offer our customers technology that is 'invented for life' around the world,” said Joachim Baczewski, head of the Inspection Technology Pharma unit and general manager of Bosch Packaging Technology in Japan.

The Inspection Technology unit was established in 2012 following the acquisition of Eisai Machinery, a Japanese company. It comprises manual, semi-automated, and fully automated inspection machines designed to identify particles in pharmaceutical products. It also includes the cosmetic inspection of containers or tablets in order to detect defects such as scratches or discoloration.

Musashi is one of four Bosch Packaging Technology sites in Japan. Processing and packaging machines and robotics for the food and pharmaceuticals industries are developed and assembled at the Funabashi site, located east of Tokyo, while the company also has a sales office in Tokyo and one in Osaka.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 5600 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, the company develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries.

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