Presented by the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de
l'innovation du Québec (ADRIQ)
MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Pfizer Global Supply (PGS)
manufacturing facility in Montreal last night was awarded the "Prix Innovation 2011" for the most innovative process development by the "Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du
The award, presented in Montreal at the association's 21st annual
celebration of Quebec innovation, recognizes an innovative and high
performance dry cleaning process put in place at the PGS Montreal
facility. While achieving the same quality standards, it reduces
overall cleaning time, increases output and eliminates the use of water
and detergent, helping the environment by saving the use of 150,000
litres of water and 1,500 litres of detergent per year. The process
also helps employee safety and security by eliminating falls from
slipping on wet floors as well as potentially harmful exposure to
chemical splashes during preparation of the detergent.
"We are very pleased that this new high performance dry cleaning process
has been recognized for its innovation by ADRIQ," said Annie Sébastien,
Vice-President of Operations and managing director of the facility. "We
are always looking for continuously improving our processes towards
quality, safety and efficiency and it is a tribute to all our 1,000
employees to be recognized in this way."
"To be competitive globally, Pfizer has to be resourceful, and this
award demonstrates that Pfizer Canada is devoted to innovation, not
only with regard to the development of medicines, but also to its
manufacturing processes," noted Paul Lévesque, President of Pfizer
The PGS Montreal facility was also a finalist in the technology
partnership category for its partnership with the Université de
Sherbrooke in the research of Process Analytical Technologies (PAT).
This work is done through a Pfizer Research Chair in PAT and consists
in using analytical tools to monitor in real time the manufacturing
process, instead of taking samples, to enhance process understanding
and quality control.
For more than 30 years, the Association pour le développement de la
recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) has been supporting
technology development and innovation in Quebec and promoting
partnerships to meet those goals. ADRIQ's mission is to support and
promote Quebec innovation in the global economy in order to increase
the competitiveness of Quebec enterprises both here and around the
world. For more information, visit www.adriq.com.
About the PGS Montreal manufacturing facility
The PGS Montreal manufacturing facility is one of the largest in Pfizer
Global Supply Division, employing 1,000 persons. Located in the St.
Laurent borough of Montreal, it manufactures more than 500 formats of
well-known consumer vitamin and medication brands and coordinates the
production of packages in some 20 languages and their export to more
than 90 countries around the world, generating more than $100 million
in exports annually. Among the brands produced at the Montreal facility
are Centrum®, Caltrate® and Materna® vitamins, analgesics Advil® and
Robax®, cough and cold syrups Robitussin®, Dimetapp® and Dristan®, as
well as Preparation H® and the hormonal cream Premarin®.
About Pfizer Canada
Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc, the world's
leading biopharmaceutical company. Pfizer Canada has nearly 3,000
employees working at six facilities across Canada and in many other
communities in every province. They are the heart of Pfizer's ability
to contribute significantly to Canadians' health and economic
well-being through the company's provision of prescription and
non-prescription medicines, vaccines, generic medicines, and animal
health products, as well as its investments and job-creation in
research and development and manufacturing. Well-known brands from
Pfizer include the prescription medicines Celebrex, Champix, Viagra,
Premarin and Lipitor and the non-prescription products Advil, Dristan,
Dimetapp, Chapstick, Centrum and Caltrate.
Every day, Pfizer Canada employees work to advance wellness, prevention,
treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our
time. We apply science and our global resources to improve the health
and well-being of Canadians at every stage of life. Our commitment is
reflected in everything we do, from our disease awareness initiatives
to our community partnerships, to our belief that it takes more than
medication to be truly healthy. To learn more about Pfizer's More Than Medication® philosophy and programs, visit www.morethanmedication.ca. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit www.pfizer.ca.
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