Abbvie Biologics Manufacturing Facility
Abbvie’s new manufacturing facility in Singapore (its first in Asia) opened in late 2017. It is a S$400M, 120,000 square metre facility and the only site in Abbvie’s global manufacturing network to house both API and biologics manufacturing capabilities.
Abbvie required a complete door, frame, hardware and window package from one manufacturer that could seamlessly integrate into the cleanroom walls and operate successfully to the demands of a pharmaceutical cleanroom environment. The total requirement being 134 doors, 78 of which are automated, and 46 cleanroom windows ranging from 1m to 4m wide.
Dortek’s hygienic doors, frames, automations and cleanroom windows were chosen for the following reasons:
Track Record – Dortek have supplied doors previously to Abbvie in Ireland over many years and also have a very strong presence in Singapore where they have supplied all of the cleanroom doors to the vast majority of pharmaceutical projects built in the Tuas Biomedical Park since 2002.
Local Certification – A 2 hour Singapore fire certification independently tested by TUV Sud PSB for both hinged and sliding doors.
Local Service and Maintenance – Very important not only to be able to supply and install the door and window package during the building construction phase but also to be able to offer service and maintenance on an ongoing basis for the lifetime of the facility; particularly in this facility where a high percentage of the doors are also fitted with Dortek’s swing door automation. Upon project completion Dortek were awarded a yearly renewed preventative maintenance contract.
Product – Dortek was able to offer its usual benefits of a seamless, smooth, ledge free, robust, easy to clean door which is very user friendly. Also of particular focus was the 2 piece frame which Dortek supplied; this frame fully wraps around the door opening reveal protecting the corners of the walls and saving the wall contractor the time and expense of finishing the opening reveal in plasterboard. Dortek also supplied and installed all of the door automations and around 46 cleanroom windows supplied in the same 2 piece wrap around frame.