Sartorius Manufacturing Facility,
;Cost: €42 million (about $50 million)
;Size: 270,000 sf
;Description: With its new facility for the manufacture
of laboratory instruments, Sartorius provides high-quality
production conditions and an advanced, efficient work environment. The biopharmaceutical and laboratory equipment
supplier has 450 employees who build laboratory instruments, such as balances, ultrapure water systems and moisture analyzers, at this facility.
The production facility, to which the State of Lower Saxony
and the German federal government together contributed 4. 2
million, represents the largest single investment of Sartorius
Campus. On the whole, Sartorius is investing around 500
million in its Campus up to completion of construction
scheduled for the end of 2018. The new Group headquarters
will combine two Goettingen sites and, apart from providing
more capacity for manufacture and administration, offers an
attractive work environment. Moreover, the Campus grounds
covering around 170,000 sm, or 1,829,865 sf, can be used to
further expand its facilities.
The new building combines different manufacturing sites,
formerly spread out at various locations, all under one roof:
parts manufacture, prototype construction, calibration center,
an extended vocational training workshop and an administration complex. Glass expanses of close to 7,000 sm, or 75,350
sf, provide plenty of daylight throughout all areas of the
building; a modern office design permits efficient work.
As highly accurate balances are also calibrated inside, the
building is protected from temperature fluctuations and protected by a foundation isolated from vibration by decoupling.
At the beginning of this year, the building won the 2017
Engineering Award of the German Structural Steel Industry,
“Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues” in the category of
high-rise building construction.
The jury of the prize sponsor bauforumstahl e.V. lauded this
construction as a symbol of the dynamics and solid quality
workmanship of the laboratory balances manufactured at
the facility. In addition, Sartorius is aiming to have this new
building certified by the German Society for Sustainable Build-
;Completion date: End of 2018
;Contact: Petra Kirchhoff, +49 (0)551.308.1686,
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