4 September 2009: The German Federal Minister for Economics and Technology, Dr Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, today toured pharmaceutical supplier Vetter’s main facility in Ravensburg. Over the course of an hour, the minister, one of Germany’s top politicians, immersed himself in learning about the cutting-edge pharmaceutical company that is renowned internationally as the leading specialists in the aseptic filling of syringes, cartridges and vials. Currently, Vetter counts 19 of the world’s top 20 drug makers amongst its clients.
Afterwards, Minister zu Guttenberg noted that, “As a highly innovative company Vetter demonstrates that being a medium-sized company and attaining world leadership are in fact compatible. And, with its 60-year tradition, it has shown too, that it knows how to overcome economic crises and even use them as an opportunity.”
One of the highlights of Minister zu Guttenberg’s visit was a tour of the state-of-the-art Ravensberg Vetter South site, one of the world’s most sophisticated and modern pharmaceutical production facilities. Here, liquid and lyophilised drugs are aseptically filled into ready-to-use syringes and other injection systems.
“We are delighted to welcome Minister zu Guttenberg,” commented Udo J. Vetter, Chairman of the Vetter Advisory Board. “Since the company’s founding, Vetter has been experiencing continuous growth and steadily gaining international recognition. We are proud to share our ongoing success story with Minister zu Guttenberg − and to represent the sector of medium-sized German enterprises that have built up a strong reputation at home and internationally.”