Lindstrom launches cleanroom services in India

By Murielle Gonzalez 8-Aug-2018

The workwear laundry in Pune caters to customers in the pharmaceutical, food and electronics industries

The cleanroom covers more than 50,000 sq ft of space and
has a capacity of servicing 400,000 items of uniforms per month

Lindström India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finnish textile rental service company Lindström Oy, has opened its first a cleanroom workwear services in India.

Located in the town of Chakan, Pune, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Lindström India's cleanroom workwear services will cater to customers in the pharmaceutical, food and electronics industry.

Lindström's cleanroom services ensure hygienic production facilities by providing garments serviced in cleanroom laundries, which prevent contamination during process thus ensuring complete safety of the products being manufactured. The facility, built with ISO 8 classification, operates according to ISO 14644 and adhere to GMP procedures. Processes in the cleanroom include RFID reader, soil sorting, washing, folding and packing.

Serum Institute of India, an immunobiological drugs manufacturer headquartered in Pune, is the first client to sign up for the service. Lindstrom told Cleanroom Technology that the company is actively seeking new clients in the region.

The cleanroom covers more than 50,000 sq ft of space and has a capacity of servicing 400,000 items of uniforms per month

Anupam Chakrabarty, senior VP sales and markets, Lindström Global, and managing director at Lindström India, said: “In highly controlled production conditions, people are the most common sources of contamination. The cleanroom unit ensures that the workwear being serviced is free from dust, viable, organism or particles thereby allowing the customer to run their business smoothly and safely.

"We’re delighted to launch our first cleanroom unit for the Serum Institute of India, a leader and innovator in the Indian pharmaceutical industry that focuses heavily on the quality standards for its consumers.”

The cleanroom covers more than 50,000 sq ft of space and has a capacity of servicing 400,000 items of uniforms per month.

The staff has received training from experts in Finland and operates under classified cleanroom environment to guarantee the supply of particle-free and contamination-free garments to its customers.

Commenting on the inauguration, Dr Suresh Jadhav, executive director at Serum Institute of India, said: “We’re very excited about the launch of Lindström’s first cleanroom unit for us. We have been working with Lindström for the last two years on this project and see huge value in the professional workwear services they offer. The cleanroom unit is a huge step in our mission of conforming to the highest industry standards and our commitment to quality."

L-R: Anupam Chakrabarty, MD Lindström India, and Dr Suresh Jadhav, executive director of Serum Institute

International growth

Headquartered in Mumbai, Lindström India is backed by 600 employees. The company entered the country in 2007 and has put up 11 service centres in many cities including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Vadodara, Panchkula, Tinsukia and Vishakhapatnam. These units have a combined capacity to process about 2.5 million garments per month.

Serum Institute India was founded in 1966 by Dr Cyrus Poonawalla. Ranked as India’s no. 1 biotechnology company, it is deemed the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer with a sale record of more than 1.6 billion doses. Serum Institute exports vaccines to more than 170 countries.

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Lindström Group employs 4,000 people in various locations across Europe and Asia. The company clothes more than 100,000 people on a daily basis across India and over one million people globally.