Boehringer Ingelheim Selects Honeywell To Automate New Bio-Pharmaceutical Plant In Germany

  • December 11, 2003
  • Honeywell Process Solutions
  • News
New Plant Doubles Production Capacity For Bio-Pharmaceuticals LeaderPHOENIX, Dec. 10, 2003 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions announced today that Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies, has awarded Honeywell to implement Experion® Process Knowledge System(tm) at its recently opened new bio-pharmaceutical plant in Biberach. The plant in Biberach is the largest bio-pharmaceutical production plant in Europe. The integrated process control system helps Boehringer Ingelheim to capture and manage information to safeguard and increase quality, safety, productivity, profitability and overall operational effectiveness. "Biologics growth is immense, and Boehringer Ingelheim has constructed this facility to serve the rising demands for its own biopharmaceuticals as well as contract manufacturing by doubling its production capacity," said Jack Bolick, President, Honeywell Process Solutions. "Speed-to-market for bio-pharmaceuticals is very important. Business success hinges on maintaining compliance and reducing risk. Honeywell Process Knowledge Solutions deliver operational excellence that is contributing to maintaining and extending Boehringer Ingelheim's competitive advantage."The scope of this project is significant. While a typical batch installation is up to 200 phases, the new Boehringer Ingelheim facility runs more than 2,000 phases. To automate processes and optimize operations throughout the facility, Honeywell implemented Experion and advanced software applications. Experion will encompass about 90 redundant controllers, approximately 20,000 Input/Output points, more than 2,000 phases combined with more than 1,000 batch operations and unit recipes to be handled and a significant amount of local operator stations.Honeywell software applications TotalPlant® Batch, Uniformance® Process Historian Database, Fail Safe Controller (FSC®) and Asset Manager PKS(tm) will be linked by Experion to provide total plant information, communication and control. TotalPlant will provide integrated batch automation, and will guarantee compliance with the industry's highest reliability and regulatory requirements. Honeywell's Fail Safe Controller (FSC®) and Asset Manager PKS(tm) applications provide safety-critical supervisory functions and automate plant asset management. Honeywell Process Solutions has a broad portfolio of process solutions and professional service offerings, including its market leading Experion PKS process control system. Recently, Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in market research, named Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions business the 2003 Industrial Controls Solutions Company of the Year, attributing the success to products such as the Experion PKS.Honeywell International is a diversified technology and manufacturing leader based in Morris Township, N.J. With 2002 revenues of $22 billion, the company serves customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. The company's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. Honeywell is one of he 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average; it is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future business operations, financial performance and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in business forecasts as further described in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act. Experion PKS®, TotalPlant® and FSC® are registered trademarks of Honeywell International Inc. Process Knowledge System(tm) and Process Knowledge Solution(tm) are trademarks of Honeywell International Inc.

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