Salon GI LYON – Booth 1G20 (Hall 1)
R&D Project Managing has just been awarded a prize by the Merck Group. This award should open up new horizons for the company.
This is good news for SMEs in the region : “It is still possible to work as a subcontractor for a major account that does not look for all its suppliers on the other side of the world,” notes Philippe Roser, the general manager of R&D Project Managing.
The company he co-founded just twenty years ago illustrates this well. This SME from Dossenheim-sur-Zinsel, which designs automated production equipment for industry, has even received awards for this. Last week, it was awarded a prize by the Merck laboratory, one of its clients. “We were selected from 700 suppliers,”.
This distinction crowns the partnership that was established four years ago between the two companies. “Starting from a scope statement, we designed and developed a chromatography and crossflow filtration device for pharmaceutical laboratories for Merck Millipore,” explains the manager. This process, which R&D Project Managing has been manufacturing in small series for the group’s subsidiaries around the world “allows us to produce extracts that are used to manufacture medicines,” summarises the company manager.
This activity, he points out, “represents a substantial portion of our revenue” which stood at €5.8 million in 2015. A figure “up sharply from 2014, when it was 3.6 million euros.”
This award, according to Philippe Roser, “is a recognition of the quality of our work” and comes at the right time as the SME is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Above all, the manager is pleased to say, it should “inspire confidence” in other customers. Because R&D Project Managing hopes to further expand its portfolio. It is already working all over the world for companies in sectors as diverse as the automotive, agri-food, electromechanical, plastics technology and sheet metal industries. In particular, it believes this distinction could help R&D sell the flexible assembly cell it has developed.
It is understood that the collaboration with Merck Millipore will continue. The SME, which employs about 30 people, has started working on a new version of its chromatography equipment.
Crédit : DNA