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Arnold Picot (LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München))

Picot, Arnold (Univ München before TU München before Univ Hannover Professor)


Organisations Organisation LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  Former/major organisation Sartorius AG
  Group Sartorius (Group)
Products Product economics (science)
  Product 2 laboratory equipment and instruments

Sartorius AG. (10/30/09). "Press Release: Sartorius Opens New Plant in India". Göttingen & Bangalore.

- In a ribbon-cutting ceremony the process and laboratory equipment provider Sartorius inaugurated its new plant at the Sartorius Group's location in Bangalore, India. Together with some 100 guests from the scientific community and politics, CEO Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, Supervisory Board Chairman Prof. Arnold Picot and Managing Director of Sartorius India Amit Chatterjee officially started up operations at the large building complex covering 10,000 square meters, or around 107,640 square feet. At its new site, Sartorius has combined its five decentralized individual locations in Bangalore into a single new plant on premises comprising an area of 40,000 square meters or 430,560 square feet, thus creating new capacity for the company's fast-growing Indian business in both Group divisions. Among other products, Sartorius in Bangalore, India, develops and manufactures bioreactors and additional equipment for pharmaceutical customers, lab equipment as well scales and other weighing equipment for industrial applications. The Sartorius Group invested approximately 5 million euros in the new plant complex.

In his address to the attendees, Dr. Kreuzburg stated that over more than two decades, Sartorius has built up a strong position in India with respect to its local and global customers from the biotech, pharmaceutical and food sectors. Following its German sites with some 2,220 employees, Sartorius India with its staff numbering nearly 500 members now has the second-largest workforce within the entire Sartorius Group. "I am especially delighted that despite the impact of the financial and economic crisis, we can propel the further development of our business in India forward with our new plant," said Dr. Kreuzburg. In the biopharmaceutical field, India has meanwhile been playing a globally respected role, especially in the production of generics, and increasingly for innovative medications as well, according to Dr. Kreuzburg. In its Mechatronics Division, the company is benefiting, among other things, from the increasing investments made by global and local food producers alike, he said. Sartorius is providing its weighing and control equipment for these producers' manufacturing operations, as Dr. Kreuzburg commented. "Many of our international key accounts are increasingly expanding their production and research facilities in India and are manufacturing products there in compliance with international standards. For these key accounts, we as global suppliers who are thoroughly familiar with the local and international requirements are a first-class partner on site," stated Dr. Kreuzburg. In India, Sartorius employs engineers and scientists who have an outstanding education in microbiology, chemistry and process engineering and are currently working on new developments for both of the company's divisions, according to Dr. Kreuzburg.

The company's expanded capacity in India enables it to create and develop new process technologies and to custom-tailor these together with customers in the applications laboratories at the plant complex in order to meet customers' individual process requirements. The new facilities are designed to supply the Indian marketplace and additional Asian markets and, moreover, produce components for the Group's own manufacture worldwide.

Sartorius has been operating in India since 1987. The new plant is located near the international airport and the central hub of the city of Bangalore, thus offering optimal connections for international and national transportation and logistics.

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This press release contains statements about the future development of the Sartorius Group. The content of these statements cannot be guaranteed as they are based on assumptions and estimates that harbor certain risks and uncertainties.

A Profile of Sartorius

The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of biotechnology and mechatronics. In 2008, the technology group earned sales revenue of 611.6 million euros. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs approximately 4,450 persons. The major areas of activity in its biotechnology segment focus on fermentation, filtration, purification, fluid management and laboratory applications. In the mechatronics segment, the company primarily manufactures equipment and systems featuring weighing, measurement and automation technology for laboratory and industrial applications. Key Sartorius customers are from the pharmaceutical, chemical and food and beverage industries and from numerous research and educational institutes of the public sector. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries.

Press Contact for the Sartorius Group:
Elke Schild, Group Corporate Communications
Sartorius Corporate Administration GmbH; 37070 Goettingen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)551/ 308-3684; Fax: +49 (0)551/ 308-3572
E-mail:,; Presse-Service:

Local Press Contact in India:
Archana Muthappa,
2Teaspoon Consulting;
Phone: +91 98451 83710

Record changed: 2017-07-25


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