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KVP Pharma + Veterinärprodukte GmbH
Projensdorfer Str. 324
Tel. +49 431 38 200
30 years of KVP
More than 750 million Animal Health pipettes from Kiel
Successful medium-sized company in Kiel certified according to stringent
Kiel, October 13, 2004 This year KVP Pharma +Veterinär Produkte
GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer HealthCare AG, is celebrating the
30th anniversary of its founding. The Kiel-based company's employees can
take pride in having manufactured more than 750 million pipettes containing
liquid animal health products, including over 500 million pipettes of the anti-
flea product Advantage
. Yet the KVP workforce has another reason to cele-
brate, as the production facility has now been certified according to the strin-
gent guidelines of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The local authorities in Kiel inspect these standards every two years accord-
ing to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines.
Until 1973, the 170 employees of the former Mimosa factory in Kiel-
Projensdorf manufactured black-and-white photographic paper. Agfa-Gevaert
AG then decided to close the plant on the Kiel Canal however. Yet instead of
shutting down the facility, Bayer in 1974 initially gave 26 employees at the
site a new opportunity with the production of veterinary health products.