Avantor opened a new single-use logistics hub in Westminster, MA, to strengthen the company’s global biopharma supply chain. Located near the company’s Devens, MA, manufacturing site, the new facility serves as a center for raw material storage, quality control, and distribution, streamlining Avantor’s supply chain to support the double-digit growth of single-use solutions, according to Ger Brophy, executive VP, biopharma production.
“Our customers require enabling solutions that support their efforts to bring new therapies to market, and Avantor’s single-use business offers design and manufacturing support for their bioproduction processes. With the addition of our state-of-the-art Westminster facility, we now provide our customers with not only an end-to-end offering but the operations to comprehensively support it,” he says. “The site provides distribution and logistics management and allows us to better leverage our existing sites in North America, increasing the efficiencies we bring to our customers and the reliability for which our business is known.”
In 2021, Avantor made significant investments in its single-use capabilities to address the growing global demand for single-use equipment and reliable supply, notes Brophy. These investments have included strategic acquisitions of RIM Bio, a China-based manufacturer of single-use bioprocess bags and assemblies for biopharmaceutical manufacturing applications, and Masterflex®, a global manufacturer of peristaltic pumps and aseptic single-use fluid transfer technologies.
Avantor’s Westminster site is the Company’s sixth location in the U.S. supporting single-use solutions (California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and North Carolina).