Bausch+Stroebel Machine Company Inc. is expanding its Connecticut footprint, breaking ground April 8 on a nearly 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Branford that will also create as many as 100 new jobs.

The new three-story building will house office space and a manufacturing plant.

Groundbreaking: Local officials join Bausch+Stroebel representatives in Branford.

The company has a long history in Connecticut and is a supplier to the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in filling and packaging systems.

The multimillion dollar investment highlights Bausch+Stroebel's commitment to Connecticut, said general manager Oliver Schmidt.

“We have been investing in Connecticut for almost 40 years now and look ahead to many more decades of growth here,” Schmidt said. “Our customer base continues to expand and our employees continue to drive us forward by producing the world’s highest quality filling and packaging equipment for the pharmaceutical industry.

“Our ongoing investment in workforce, facilities, and equipment will allow us to meet our ongoing customers’ needs.”

Job Growth

Bausch+Stroebel began Connecticut operations in 1983 in Clinton, moving to its current location in North Branford in 2007.

Schmidt said the company also has plans for a second facility at its new Branford location.

Bausch+Stroebel expects to add from 50 to 100 new positions over the next few years.

The company employs 40 people in Connecticut but expects to add from 50 to 100 new positions over the next few years to accommodate their continued increase in business, Schmidt said.

The company has become a key player in assuring an adequate supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by providing critical equipment and support to the major vaccine producers in the U.S.

Commitment

Gov. Ned Lamont said Bausch+Stroebel's expansion is yet another example of Connecticut’s strong manufacturing base.

”Connecticut is a global leader in precision manufacturing because we are home to innovative companies like Bausch+Stroebel,” he said in a statement.

“I applaud the company for making the strategic decision to invest in this cutting-edge facility and more than double the size of its workforce here."

"We are committed to keeping our business in Connecticut and will invest in workforce development to create the talent we need."

Bausch+Stroebel's Oliver Schmidt

Schmidt said they expect the new facility, which is about two miles from the current one, will be in use by spring 2022.

Currently, Bausch+Stroebel manufactures spare machine parts in its North Branford plant. Schmidt said the expansion will allow them to build complete filling and packaging systems in the U.S.

“We are committed to keeping our business in Connecticut and will invest in workforce development to create the talent we need,” he said.