Pharmaceuticals engineering company

Looking for an innovative (chemicals) engineer in the pharmaceuticals industry for tomorrow’s challenges? Get to know Bilfinger Tebodin. Our life sciences specialists have a wealth of experience in your field. With our expertise and experience, we can offer the most innovative and future-proof pharmaceuticals engineering solutions. We are a specialist in sustaining and improving existing plants, as well as providing capabilities and expertise to design new biotech plants. With over 150 people involved in pharmaceutical projects, Bilfinger Tebodin is considered a key player on the European market, backed up by a sound international network.

Interested in how we, as a pharmaceuticals engineering company, can help you to optimize your plant? Read on or get in touch!

Engineering in the pharmaceuticals industry moves towards biotechnology 

The research-based pharmaceuticals industry is one of the key assets of the European economy. For pharmaceutical drugs, the industry is shifting from small molecule technology towards biotechnology. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) already accounts for half of the market. Existing API plants will be exploited to the maximum, focusing on energy and cost reduction with minor investments. The bigger investments are taking place in state-of-the-art biotech plants.

We are closely monitoring developments in the (bio)pharma market 

Profit recovery programs are a hot topic. These programs aim to improve energy efficiency, water reduction, and water reuse. At the same time, companies are looking to optimize utility systems, reduce (single-use) waste, reduce water waste, and increase the use of alternative energy sources. Bilfinger Tebodin is closely following these trends. We would be happy to work with you to make your plant fit for the future, both in terms of your production process and your sustainability and circularity plans.

With current trends and developments in sight, we work with you to help reduce the costs of CAPEX and OPEX. Additionally, we aim to provide fast-track engineering tracks to enable you to get your medicines to market more quickly. Another trend we are seeing is a greater focus on personal medicine. We would be happy to work with you to design different production environments within a single space: the familiar ballroom concept.

Our pharmaceuticals engineers and their expertise 

Our pharmaceuticals engineers have a wealth of expertise in the following areas:

  • Pharmaceuticals: pharmaceutical plant design, active pharmaceutical ingredients, HP APIs, medicines (prescribed, generics, OTC), OSD/OLD, cosmetics
  • Biopharma: recombinant proteins, vaccines, MAB/ADCs, blood products, hormones, antibiotics, personal medicines
  • Medical devices: IV solutions, EN/PN nutrition
  • R&D, cleanroom design and QC laboratories


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