Lonza Biotec Expands Production in Central Bohemia
Kourim - The Swiss Lonza Group AG inaugurated a new production facility in Kourim - the Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic - in late June, where Lonza Biotec s.r.o. has been operating since 1992. The financial volume of the production expansion amounts to more than Euro47 million. “Investment into the most advanced and most reliable technology will strengthen our position on the global market. Several dozen new employees will be joining the company thanks to this facility and our current production capacity will rise by roughly 50%,” stated Tomasz Cieslewski, Director of Lonza Biotec s.r.o., and added: “Practically all of our production is now exported and is intended for major global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.” In the new facility Lonza Biotec will provide production services to companies in the pharma, biotechnological and food-processing industry. The biggest volume at the Kourim facility is devoted to L-Carnitine, an additive to food products. Lonza Biotec also plans to create a biotech R&D centre in Kourim.