Development of a future concept for a new location in Finland

Pharmaceutical industry

Sartorius Liquid Handling Oy
(in cooperation with the Leibniz University of Hanover)

Time period
12/2014 to 06/2016

Planning object
New planning of development, office and production areas on approx. 6,000 m² area

Image source
Courtesy of Parviainen Arkkitehdit Oy

The customer’s production in Finland grew generically and was carried out in a very cramped environment. Because enormous growth rates were still being aimed for, it was perspectively impossible to operate in the existing structures in the future. Therefore, the goal was to implement a concept for a new location as a green-field site.

“What I liked most about the work with GREAN is that they had many new ideas. We are very happy to work with these guys and are convinced that the quality of the results we have achieved lies very much on GREAN’s shoulder.”

Matti Pilviö (Managing Director)

The overall objective is to develop a concept for a green-field site. The general conditions, which result among other things from the complexity of the products and the high innovation rate, require in particular close coordination between the development and production areas. Therefore, a concept was developed how a close coordination between these areas becomes structurally, organizationally and spatially possible.

In detail, the following services were provided:

  • Derivation of design features of the new factory

  • Development of a coarse concept for the production areas

  • Development of a communication concept for the coordination between development and production

  • Development of an implementation plan


Factory planning

New construction on a greenfield site or expansion of existing buildings - we offer you comprehensive advice and sophisticated planning services for a well conceived factory. For us, this includes basic master and factory structure planning as well as support for your project right through to implementation. Whether new or reorganisation planning - we are experts in factory planning.

Process optimization

In many factories, high inventories, long travel, search or lead times are a major cost factor, which at the same time massively reduces production efficiency. This is what we do: Our customers benefit from well-founded, systematic and analytical consulting. In this way, we work with you to increase the efficiency of your production.

Resource efficiency

High and ever increasing material and energy costs are becoming an efficiency problem in many factories. We systematically investigate where potential is lying dormant and then identify meaningful and economical measures for improvement. In this way we increase the material and energy efficiency in your factory - and at the same time reduce your energy bill.

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