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M+W Group Hands Over Most Advanced Research Laboratory to Nestlé

M+W Group Hands Over Most Advanced Research Laboratory to Nestlé

The global engineering and construction company M+W Group has completed a most-advanced, new research laboratory on the site of Nestlé’s Research and Development Center, in the Vers-Chez-Les-Blanc district of Lausanne, Switzerland. After around 21 months’ design and construction the facilities were handed over to Nestlé on schedule by the general contractor M+W Process Industries GmbH in Allschwil/Basel, Switzerland, a company of M+W Group. Protection against harmful pathogens in food is to be carried out at the new laboratory across an area of around 1,200 sq.m., including 200 sq.m with the biology safety level 3.

Entrance 02, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne (© Nestlé)

The new laboratory area extends over an entire floor of a Nestlé research building and has been completely revamped by M+W Group. The scope of the project included the design and construction of a separate biosafety level 3 (BSL 3) laboratory on the same floor with state-of-the-art cleanroom technology, planning and installation of a separate ventilation system for the BSL 3 laboratory, together with modernization of the existing ventilation in the remaining laboratory. There was also the architectural engineering and implementation, measurement and control as well as laboratory and monitoring technology.

About M+W Group ( M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring rapid realization, high quality and safety standards and cost-effective completion. With its competencies to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions, M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security and communication, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group GmbH is the holding company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. The Group, which employs more than 8,000 employees, generated an order intake of 3.58 billion euros and revenues of 2.38 billion in 2012. In the same year the company celebrated its 100th anniversary.
More about the subsidiary M+W Process Industries: M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.

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