Bausch+Ströbel Opens Branford Manufacturing Facility
Bausch+Ströbel Machine Company officially opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Branford May 1.
The new 55,000-square-foot, three-story building comes with a commitment to Connecticut.
“There are a lot of exciting and challenging projects ahead of us and I am proud to be part of the team that will make it all happen,” Bausch+Ströbel general manager Oliver Schmidt said.
The company, a subsidiary of Bausch+Ströbel SE + Co. KG in Ilshofen, Germany, has had a facility in Connecticut for four decades.
The company specializes in filling and packaging systems for the pharmaceutical industry.
Here in Connecticut, is has been supplying services and parts to North American customers.
North America is the largest and most important market for Bausch+Ströbel. Since 2019, the company doubled its workforce in Connecticut from 30 to 60 employees.
While significant work was being done in Connecticut, many of the parts and all of the packaging machines were manufactured in Germany.
“Bausch+Ströbel’s strategy is to build up competencies and resources closer to our customer base,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt said the company will begin a new branch, manufacturing packaging machines in Branford later this year.
Production will begin with the mid-range machines.
“Engineered in Germany, made in the USA,” Schmidt said.
He said the company is looking to source materials locally and expand its U.S. supply chain.
The production will also come with between 50 and 100 new positions for CBC machinists, assembly staff, field service technicians, and administration.
Schmidt said Bausch+Ströbel has a robust apprenticeship program in Germany, which officials plan to emulate in Connecticut.
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