Process and packaging technology solutions provider Bosch Packaging Technology has moved to a new location at Musashi, some 70 km north of Tokyo. Since the move in late March, over 100 associates have been developing and manufacturing inspection technology for the pharmaceuticals industry on premises covering 3,240 m2. A total of some €1.6 million (£1.3/$1.4) 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.
In the pharmaceuticals industry, demand is constantly rising for product safety and quality and therefore inspection solutions. 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 caters for the cosmetic inspection of containers or tablets in order to detect defects such as scratches or discolouration.
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.
Bosch Packaging Technology, www.boschpackaging.com.