Fresenius Kabi Expands Production Site in Portugal

Fresenius Kabi has added two new antibiotics production lines at its plant in Santiago de Besteiros, Portugal.

Fresenius Kabi announced that it has added two new antibiotics production lines at its plant in Santiago de Besteiros, Portugal. The two lines, for production of intravenous penicillin, will be housed in a new 6000-square-meter (almost 65,000-square-foot) building. Fresenius Kabi invested approximately €17 million in this expansion. Approximately 80 new jobs will be created at the Santiago de Besteiros plant from this expansion, according to the company.

Special guests Manuel Delgado, Secretary of State of Health, and João Vasconcelos, Secretary of State of Industry, represented the national government at the opening ceremony.  

Fresenius Kabi’s Santiago de Besteiros plant manufactures various pharmaceuticals, such as antibiotics and infusion solutions. As one of Portugal’s largest pharmaceutical production sites, it employs approximately 600 staff.

Source: Fresenius Kabi