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Bürkert and BBS-Systems AG of Switzerland have formed an alliance that offers combined competence and a single source for specific system solutions in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical- and food market sectors. The alliance provides a unique synergy of Burkert’s valve, sensor, process control, hazardous area and specialist products with BBS’s sterile range of ancillary piping, flanges, connectors, indicators, sampling systems and vessel equipment.

“This alliance is a major strategic move for Burkert,” said Paul Trevitt, General Manager for Bürkert UK. “It is a vertical integration of our products and systems knowledge with those of BBS, enabling us to go farther down the systems route in providing customised hygienic processing solutions to the high-tech pharma, and biotechnology sectors.”

“BBS-Systems has special knowledge, versatility, flexibility and outstanding know-how in the sphere of hygienic processing. It was a natural step, therefore, to join with Bürkert in a unique partnership which provides mechanical and instrumentation systems and products that were previously unattainable from a single source.”

BBS-Systems AG has a comprehensive manufacturing facility in Wil (ZH) in Switzerland, and over 20 years of hygienic processing experience. The company’s product range has distinctive characteristics to meet all the demands of high quality process applications, complying with all relevant FDA, BPE and BGA standards. It comprises crevice and bacteria trap- free sterile components that ensure consistent and controlled flow to maximise product quality.

In the environment of hygiene processing, where compactness, smart communications, plant footprints, cleaning and sterilization, dead legs, cross-contamination, and validation are everyday concerns, the Bürkert – BBS alliance delivers higher process efficiency and higher yields, by offering unlimited process modularity.

Throughout the sterile process area, the scope of systems and components from the alliance covers all the different application environments, whilst working harmoniously together to provide a totally reliable plant solution.

The key market sub-segments that the alliance is targeting with its new modular systems approach are water treatment, steam and heat transfer, cleaning- in- place, fermentation, downstream processing, batching and mixing, filling, steam production, bulk chemical delivery and waste neutralisation.

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For further information contact: Helen Christopher, Burkert Fluid Control Systems Brimscombe Port Business Park Brimscombe Stroud, GL5 2QQ United Kingdom
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