Dividella develops and produces pharma packaging solutions and systems for the secondary packaging of, for example, vials, ampoules, syringes, pens, combination packs and many more.
Our customers are pharma and biotech companies, among them most of the top 30. They benefit from extensive engineering support. We work together to find optimised solutions for the safe packaging of sensitive products.
The goal is a low total cost of ownership through the use of mono material, optimised pack sizes for the cold chain, as well as ease of use for the end user.
Dividella has close to 40 years of experience in packaging and machine development of our toploading systems. The sustainability and modularity of our solutions are unique.
The modular philosophy
The core meaning of 'module' is a self-contained unit or item that performs a defined task or purpose, but which can be linked with other modules to form a larger system. The modular approach has three key advantages:
However, to maximise these key advantages means overcoming the principal challenges of modularity: interconnection, interoperability and compatibility. For modularity to work to best effect, it is vital that each module actually connects properly with neighbouring modules, that each module forms its own discrete 'centre of excellence' without needlessly duplicating the functions of others and that each module can match the capabilities of the system. Otherwise, there is the damage that the whole system will only perform at the speed of 'the slowest ship in the convoy'.
Modular design and construction allows Dividella's NeoTOP family of TOPLoader machines to form a continuous upgrade path from manual packaging of small lots up to 100,000 units a year to fully automated high speed production of more than 24 million packs annually.
The five-machine family ranges from NeoTOPx, designed for semi automated packaging of small batches of blisters, ampoules, vials, syringes, injectors and similar products, through to the flagship NeoTOP 804 designed for fully automated high speed production of very large lots.
Across the range, there is consistent sharing of specialised modules that add specific capabilities, such as tailored infeeding.
The modular concept allows NeoTOP machines to expand at any time to integrate, for example, different product inserters or a manual insertion stage in the process.
The NeoTOP concept is adaptable to accommodate extreme product changes and complex pack arrangements.
Dividella's TOPLoading packaging solutions for pharmaceutical products follow a similarly modular philosophy emphasising a component-based approach to design, assembly and regulatory compliance.
These features include provision of flat blanks for cartons and partitions allowing printing on all sides, safe automated erecting of packs and a safer loading process, enabling 100% verification after loading.
This approach offers a variety of advantages for pharma companies and their customers, influencing the complete production and logistical process, and allowing a wider choice of materials. All these have positive effects on total cost of ownership (TCO) and total cost of package (TCP).
It also allows Dividella to incorporate innovative concepts like folding 'wing' format, extended fifth panel flap, integrated partitioning, external tamper-evident wafer seals, use of 100% recyclable material and space-saving designs that minimise footprint and logistics costs.
In turn these deliver further cost-saving benefits that include: