Diamond Phoenix Lands Contract with Major Pharmaceutical Company

September 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Lewiston, Maine – Diamond Phoenix today announced the award of the design contract for a major pharmaceutical company’s new packaging facility in West Chester, Ohio. This state of –of-the-art facility will be responsible for the packaging and storage of the company’s commercialized medicines.

The California based company, focuses on the development and commercialization of medication for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The West Chester facility is part of the company’s expansion plans, which are tied to the release of a new diabetes treatment.

Diamond Phoenix is working to design and implement a material handling system that meets the company’s immediate needs, with planned future growth and expansion capacity. The system will be implemented in phases, as the company’s growth demands.

This new system will support all material handling requirements from product manufacturing through packaging and shipping. The heart of the new system will be the packaging operations, which will be comprised of two Deep Lane High Rise Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) - one for packaging material and a second cold ASRS for WIP and finished goods. Material transport will be accomplished via heavy duty conveyor and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVS). Other technologies to be deployed include Multi-bay Vertical Lift Modules, automatic re-palletization, automatic stretch wrapping and auto print-and-apply labeling.

The DiamondWareTM Warehouse Execution System WESTM 3.0 will control the entire system, handling all aspects of material handling within the facility, including receiving, inventory (raw material, WIP, and finished goods), quality, transportation, staging, packaging, labeling, and shipping.

The system will go through a complete FDA validation process as part of the implementation and is scheduled for completion by September 2008.

For more information, visit http://www.diamondphoenix.com or call 1-888-233-6796.

Diamond Phoenix is an industry leader, providing expert design and integration, advanced software systems and a complete suite of material handling technologies. Diamond Phoenix is headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, Grand Rapids, MI, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, and London, England. For more information about Diamond Phoenix products and services, visit www.diamondphoenix.com

Sunshine Spaulding, Marketing Assistant
Diamond Phoenix Corporation
P.O. Box 1608, 90 Alfred Plourde Parkway
Lewiston, ME 04241-1608
Phone: (207) 784-1381 Email: sspaulding@diamondphoenix.com