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Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Petroleum Products - Case Studies
The Case Studies described below are based on information provided by companies in the Chemicals, Pharmaceutical & Petroleum Products sector. Each study has been written in collaboration with employees of the company and Preactor International would like to thank those who provided these insights into how Preactor is used and the benefits it has provided.

Currently a leading pharmaceutical supplier in Brazil, Libbs was founded in 1958 in the city of São Paulo. Fifty years in the market, marked by continuing expansion, granted the company a renowned position and the company’s history is imprinted with R&D culture.
 
EMS has been the leader in the pharmaceutical sector in Brazil for the last seven consecutive years. EMS commercializes products in practically every field in Medicine, through the production and sales of more than 2500 products such as Medical prescriptions, OTC (over the counter) products, generic medications, brand-name drugs and products specific for hospitals.
 
Lechler S.p.A., an Italian company making paint, has more than 400 employees with subsidiaries in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.
 
Air Liquide Medical Systems is a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, world leader in supplying gases for industry, health and the environment. For more than 35 years, Air Liquide Medical Systems have been designing, manufactured and marketed a complete and innovative range of medical devices.
 
Boticário develops and produces perfumery and cosmetic products with over 3,200 brands in stores in Brazil, divided between almost 900 franchises the largest network in the world in this sector, generating direct and indirect jobs for almost 22 thousand people.
 
World leader in the fields of engineering and technical projects for the oil and gas for over 50 years.
 
DAPSA (Destilería Argentina de Petróleo S.A.) is a manufacturer of petroleum products including lubricants, greases and asphalts. The company’s oil lubricants and greases are mainly produced for the big petroleum companies in Argentina such as Repsol, Total, Fiat Lubricantes, Castrol, Agip, Esso, etc. with the remainder being used for their own brands.
 
Laboratorios Raffo is a pharmaceutical company with more than 110 years experience in the Argentine market and a strongly commitment to healthcare and its promotion. Headquartered in Munro, Vicente López, the company has 2 other locations in Buenos Aires with its main manufacturing facility located in San Juan province.
 
Founded in 1988 in Porto Alegre, Multilab Industry and Trade of Pharmaceuticals is located in São Jerônimo (RS). The location concentrates all production lines and centralizes the logistic operations. Multilab manufactures generic and brand-name drugs, and also OTC (Over-the-counter) and prescription drugs, sold in retail packaging or directly to hospitals.
 
Starting out in Asia over 60 years ago, Zuellig Pharma has established itself as the leading healthcare distribution solution specialist in the region.
 
Universal Products (Lytham) Manufacturing Ltd (UPL) is a leading contract manufacturer serving the pharmaceutical and personal care industries. Founded in 1976, the privately-owned £27m turnover company employs approximately 230 staff to provide a flexible and expedient solution for a speedy route to market; covering a significant range of products including liquids, creams, lotions, ointments and gels.
 
Lonza is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries with sales of CHF 2.937 billion in 2008. Its products and services span its customers’ needs at every stage from cell line construction to final product manufacture. Whilst headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the company has a wide range of sites throughout the world that cater for its diverse areas of expertise, with its site in Slough, UK, being one of several that deals with the biopharmaceutical division of Lonza Custom Manufacturing.
 
U.S. Paint is the market leader of coatings for exterior automotive parts, such as mirrors, trim, spoilers, molding, bumpers, grills, and other plastic parts. With manufacturing, laboratories and R&D based in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Paint has 100 employees with annual sales of $25M. The facility is 150,000 square feet under one roof, producing 1.5M gallons of coatings a year with batch sizes ranging from 1 to 2,100 gallons. U.S. Paint holds ISO 9001:2000 and ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2000 certifications.
 
Sharp Packaging Solutions specializes in the production and packaging of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. In April 2007 it became part of the Irish company United Drug Plc and was previously known as Budelpack. Enestia, Greek for wellbeing, has operated for more than 50 year in Hamont, Belgium. Sharp Packaging Solutions’ business is based on taking over the responsibility of production and packaging from pharmaceutical and healthcare companies who don’t see this as their core business.
 
NPIL Pharma is rapidly emerging as a leading global custom pharmaceutical manufacturer with sites in India, Canada and the UK. NPIL Morpeth has only been in existence since the former Pfizer plant was purchased by NPIL in June 2006 and is an integrated formulations site with the capacity to handle projects from early phase development through to full commercial manufacturing.
 
PPG Fine Chemicals is a global leader and manufacturer of custom organic chemical products and general-use fine chemical products used in pharmaceuticals, agricultural applications and many others. With facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia, the company provides its customers with pharmaceutical fine chemicals ranging from starting materials to advanced GMP intermediates through to complex APIs.
 
Holland Colours NV is a global supplier of innovative and cost effective colour and additive concentrates to a number of select markets including Building and Construction, Plastic Packaging and Silicones and Elastomers. Founded and headquartered in Apeldoorn, NL, Holland Colours has multiple production facilities across different continents, which between them coloured over two million tons of plastic products in 2005.
 
Delta Biotechnology Limited was founded in Nottingham in 1984 as a pioneer business, based on yeast technology, in protein engineering and the production of biopharmaceuticals. The company has a proven track record in working with collaborative partners in the development and manufacture of new therapies.
 
Procter & Gamble is perhaps one of the most well known and certainly one of the largest companies in the world. Their portfolio of trusted brands, include Pampers, Tide, Ariel, Always, Pantene, Bounty, Folgers, Pringles, Charmin, Downy, Iams, Crest, Actomel and Olay.
 
Pfizer Inc., the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets leading prescription medicines for humans and animals and many of the world's best-known consumer brands. Its principal UK subsidiary, Pfizer Limited has its European Research and Development Headquarters at Sandwich in Kent responsible for the direct employment of approximately 3600 people.
 
Boots Contract Manufacturing (BCM), the manufacturing arm of High Street chemists chain, has now implemented Preactor scheduling tools at three of its factory sites - with plans to expand to two additional sites. The BCM operation is a very complex production challenge. BCM is responsible for the production of literally thousands of cosmetics and over-the-counter medicines for Boots the Chemists and other retailers.