Site Visit Program
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
|8.30 am||Departure from Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi (Bologna)|
|10.00 am||Arrival in B.Braun (Mirandola, Modena)
Welcome by management board
Company presentation and visit to productive plant
Questions and conclusions
|12.45 pm||Departure from B.Braun|
|2.00 pm||Arrival in Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi (Bologna)|
B. Braun Avitum Italy is the production plant and distribution centre in Italy of the B.Braun Avitum Division, a company belonging to B. Braun AG, a German group counting 50.000 employees in more than 50 countries with principal headquarter in Melsungen.
In particular, the core activity of B. Braun Avitum Italy is the development, production and sale of medical devices for dialysis, aphaeresis, enteral and parenteral nutrition as well as other blood treatments.
B. Braun Avitum Italy S.p.A. sales activities date back to 1991, starting in Mirandola - the so called “Plastic Valley”- as a a joint venture between Carex European Group and B.Braun Milano, which became the sole owner in 1993.
In 2003, B. Braun Group assigned an important task to the Italian company, the management of Regulatory Affairs: that’s to say all activities intended to register the Division products all over the world, thanks to the creation of a working team, still active today.
B. Braun Avitum Italy was appointed as B. Braun “Centre of Excellence” for extracorporeal blood tubing in 2007, and for enteral nutrition in 2010.
The May 2012 earthquakes seriously damaged the company, although activities never stopped. Thanks to the prompt reaction it was possible to re-enter into the production department in July 2012 (clean room) and into all offices within the end of August.
It became necessary to demolish one third of the factory (3,000 sqm) housing the chemical and biological laboratories, part of the warehouse and the acidic concentrates production department. Rebuilt in less than 7 months, it is now fully operative again.
At the end of January 2013 B. Braun Avitum Italy even opened a second ethylene oxide sterilization plant and a forced degassing equipment, both wholly automated.
In 21 years the number of employees increased from 4 to 250; despite the earthquake damages, in 2012 the company was able to keep the distribution commitments towards health facilities and to increase its turnover.