Grifols Promotes Quality Systems

Grifols, a global healthcare company based in Barcelona Spain, has begun construction on a “showcase” Control Room at their facility in Clayton North Carolina, that employs over 2000 people.

Clayton, NC, November 07, 2013 --( Since 2011 when Grifols completed the takeover of Talecris Biotherapeutics based in Research Triangle Park (RTP) & Clayton NC, Grifols has moved forward with initiatives to increase production and distribution capacities, and maintain modern, effective operations at the Clayton facility. The Clayton Project Engineering group and Utilities Operations group worked with Steve McIlnay from Mauell Corp, the nations largest control room designers and integrators, to establish the Control Room design requirements to provide more health and safety to employees, and to publicly display a transparency of quality in production control.

Steve McIlnay says, "To design ergonomic systems for operator health that promotes exceptional situational awareness, that combined, provides Grifols layers of cost savings; Grifols really does understand quality."

When completed, the control room will be a "flagship design" according to Mark Brameyer, Project Technical Lead. Grifols, a leading manufacturer of life-saving plasma-protein therapies, distributes their products to hospitals, pharmacies and health care professionals in 90 countries. In the United States they operate 147 plasma donor sites and three manufacturing facilities including the Clayton site. Their FDA approved manufacturing facilities are among the most modern in the world.

While Grifols is currently improving many aspects of their Clayton site, continuing to prove their commitment to people and quality, the control room construction is slated to be completed by spring. It will usher in a proactive philosophy in public relations rarely seen in today's Pharma or biotherapeutic manufacturing. Grifols will have designed, installed and extended a "face" for perceptions, as well as actual, quality control. According to Mark this control room will be the "point man" in terms of actual situational awareness and displaying a modern, effective, ergonomic, state of the art control room for external visitors, and audits. Steve, the technology and installation specialist that worked with Mark believes the control room design will ultimately save the company money by bringing together information systems in a consolidated location, reducing reaction time and downtime, through real time situational awareness and proactive incident reaction. At the same time that they are displaying transparency to the FDA and any auditors, the room will look clean, solid and super organized to all external visitors.
Mauell Corp
Stephen Mcilnay