Containment expert Dec Group expands production in the US

Published: 31-Aug-2023

Materials handling and containment specialist Dec Group has opened a new facility in Wisconsin and relocated the entire Extract Technology team from its previous location in New Lisbon

Materials handling and process specialist Dec Group has opened its new state-of-the-art production facility for North America at Mauston, Wisconsin. The entire Extract Technology team has relocated from its previous location in New Lisbon.

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Mauston plant took place mid-June 2023 and was attended by Dec Group co-founders Yves & Frederic Dietrich and Andrew Milner, CEO DecUSA, along with members from the original founding Walker family, formerly Walker Barrier Systems, the Mayor of Mauston and representatives of the local Chamber of Commerce.

Highly contained and aseptic working environments

The celebration marked the official inauguration of Dec’s manufacturing facility in North America designed to meet the industries demands for Mobile Clean Rooms (MCR), high containment and aseptic solutions as well as nuclear-grade containment equipment.

The event, which culminated in an evening of celebration for all employees and their families, demonstrated a significant milestone in Dec’s company history.

Investment programme

Since Extract Technology joined Dec Group in 2021, it has seen considerable investment, including substantial expansion at its headquarters site near Huddersfield in the UK. During that time, the management team has been working hard to ramp up its capabilities to meet expanding demand.

We’re thrilled about the possibilities our new facility presents and confident to continue to deliver the exceptional products and services our customers expect from us

- Global Marketing & Communication Manager, Gabriela Mikhaiel

Mauston has become Dec’s second location in the US, underlining its status as the only Europe-based supplier of pharma and chemical process solutions to provide full organic manufacturing as well as aftermarket support in North America.

Process leadership

In a posting on the event, Dec Group commented: “We strive to maximise the efficiency of our facilities to foster sustained growth while prioritising a customer-centric approach. Our focus is to consistently invest in our essential operations to drive lasting progress and secure our company’s resilience. Our new facility in Mauston, WI, is a testament to that commitment, offering us a fantastic opportunity to expand as our business continues to grow.”

“We’re thrilled about the possibilities our new facility presents and confident to continue to deliver the exceptional products and services our customers expect from us,” the company’s Global Marketing & Communication Manager Gabriela Mikhaiel added.

How are Dec Group and Extract Technology connected?

Dec (Dietrich Engineering Consultants) Group is the leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognised as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies. It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 35 years.

With true worldwide coverage through subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, USA, India, China, Dec Group's recent acquisition of containment and aseptic solution provider Extract Technology and the latest expansion with the integration of UK-based Alconbury Weston Ltd (AWL), leading in flow chemistry solutions as well as agents covering more than 60 countries, the Dec Group provides its customers with unparalleled global expertise and a reliable network for local support.

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Extract Technology has over 70 years of engineering heritage in aseptic and containment systems for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nuclear containment, and
radiopharmaceutical applications. Manufacturing sites are located in Wisconsin, USA, and Huddersfield, UK. Extract  Technology is known for innovation in aseptic and containment isolators and downflow booth technology for a broad range of pharmaceutical applications.

Extract Technology specialises in isolators and downflow booths with process integrations including for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing, cell and gene therapy processing, sterility testing, liquid and powder filling, and research and development. Equipment solutions from Extract Technology also include modular cleanrooms, cell therapy processing isolators, LAF Carts, RABS, and lab benches. The Walker Barrier Systems brand serves nuclear containment, government, and defence clientele. Nuclear containment gloveboxesand hot cells are manufactured under a strict  NQA-1 quality program

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