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  • Authorities confirm Tecnandina’s compliance with the European GMP regulations
  • Qualification is extended to cover also liquids manufacturing besides solid and semi-solid pharmaceuticals manufacturing
  • The regional manufacturing site in Latin America demonstrates its high quality capabilities in global contract manufacturing for the third time


Quito, Ecuador and Aachen, Germany. December 14, 2016. The Grünenthal Group announces today that its manufacturing site in Ecuador, Tecnandina, successfully passed the inspection to manufacture in accordance with the European GMP regulations. The certification covers the production of solid and semi-solid pharmaceuticals for the third time and now, for the first time, also liquid pharmaceuticals. This GMP Certificate will be valid for another three years.

“We are very pleased that our colleagues at Grünenthal’s Tecnandina have received this certification again. It proves the sustainability and maturity of the quality system at our manufacturing site in Ecuador, which is permanently supported by Grünenthal’s global network. It is an important pillar in demonstrating our high quality capabilities in global contract manufacturing”, states Alberto Grua, Member of the Corporate Executive Board of Grünenthal.

Tecnandina S.A. belongs to the Grünenthal Group, an international, research-based, privately owned pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aachen, Germany. The Grünenthal Group offers contract manufacturing from its five production plants throughout Europe and Latin America. The site in Ecuador is Grünenthal’s central production facility and pharmaceutical development center in Latin America as well as Distribution Center for the Ecuadorian market.

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About Tecnandina S.A., Ecuador

Tecnandina S.A. is the largest and most modern manufacturing plant for solid, semi-solid and liquid pharmaceuticals in Ecuador.

The organization is recognized as a preferred contract manufacturer throughout Latin America and logistics service provider in Ecuador. Various multinational corporations are customers of Tecnandina for many years. Tecnandina manufactures and exports to 17 countries in Central and South America as well as to Switzerland and offers integral solutions in manufacturing for third parties.

The experts in Ecuador are able to manufacture a variety of formulations such as granules, coated tablets, capsules, liquids, semi-solids and packaging in various blister, sachet or bottle forms. The plant of 50,000 m2 is certified by various Latin America authorities such as ANVISA (Brazil), INVIMA (Colombia) as well as by European authorities.

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Arnaldo Rodriguez

Head of Communications Latin America

Grünenthal Group


Phone +1 786-636-1225