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Manufacturing

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U.S. Manufacturing Fact Sheet

The sanofi-aventis Group conducts manufacturing operations in the U.S. in Kansas City, Missouri. Driven by breakthrough objectives and continuous improvement, this site supplies products for customers located around the world.

 

Through a strategic focus on areas such as cost-effectiveness, speed and flexibility, and regulatory excellence, the company has earned world-class status in manufacturing operations. By identifying and implementing cost-competitive technologies and reducing material, supplies and service costs, sanofi-aventis is competitive with the lowest-cost producers in the global market. Reducing cycle time, optimizing supply chains and establishing global sourcing has resulted in high customer-service levels second to none in the industry. And, a commitment to quality standards and regulatory excellence has enabled the company to continuously meet the expectations of both customers and regulatory agencies worldwide.
 
The sanofi-aventis manufacturing facility in Kansas City is one of the company's primary manufacturing sites with the capacity to scale up production to meet new product launch demands. It is part of the company’s network of Core Solids manufacturing sites.

The Kansas City manufacturing site features small, freestanding, process-centered units called Primary Process Units (PPUs). The PPUs have the authority, responsibility and available resources to take rapid, accurate and decisive action in order to meet the company's demanding manufacturing objectives. One key characteristic of PPUs is co-location – where all associates that make up the PPU sit closely together, thereby reducing process barriers and facilitating a natural flow of real-time communication and action. The PPUs also interact directly with customers to ensure that the focus is always on meeting customer needs with low-cost and high-quality products.


SiteTechnological expertiseKey products produced*
Kansas CitySustained-release technology, direct-compression tablets, high-intensity granulation, fluid-bed granulation, wurster coating, wax matrix, dry compaction, liquid, creams, tablets/capsules, and blister packaging.Allegra® tablets, Allegra-D® tablets, Cardizem® CD capsules, Amaryl® tablets, Gaviscon suspension, Altace capsules, Ditropan tablets and oral liquid, Ketek™ capsules.


* Key products listed represent only a few examples of the numerous prescriptions, generic and over-the-counter products produced at these locations.

Last update: April 24, 2006