Vetter Pharma purchased a 17-acre property in Des Plaines, Illinois in 2017 for its United States Headquarters. The pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany will build-out its North American footprint at the former Salvation Army property with plans to develop a 1.2 million-square-foot campus including a production facility, warehouse, offices and laboratories. Vetter chose the Des Plaines location in part because of the area’s access to O-Hare International Airport and infrastructure support. By the time construction and renovation of their U.S Headquarters is complete, Vetter anticipates 500 jobs at the Cook County location.
No stranger to Illinois, Vetter already has two state-of-the-art facilities at the Illinois Science & Technology Park in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Vetter Pharma is an international leader in aseptic filing and packaging of syringes, cartridges and vials for pharmaceutical and biotech customers. The Chicago facilities are dedicated to U.S. sales and production, known as the Vetter Development Service (VDS), which supports early-stage product manufacturing.
Vetter’s Chicago VDS location offers an impressive arrangement of laboratories and capabilities including two clinical filling cleanrooms, a microbiology and chemical analysis lab, and advanced technologies throughout its 37,000 square-foot location. In addition, the Vetter Chicago facility uses only disposable components in effort to maximize production efficiency.