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Krka and Werum celebrate 20 years of successful collaboration

Werum’s PAS-X is Krka’s standard MES / Implementation in 12 manufacturing sites in different European countries

Krka headquarters in Novo mesto, Slovenia

A reason to be proud of: Krka and Werum collaborate to improve the pharmaceutical production at Krka facilities already for 20 years. Krka is a leading international generic pharmaceutical manufacturer with headquarters in Novo mesto, Slovenia. Krka’s basic line of business is the production and sale of prescription pharmaceuticals, non-prescription products and animal health products.

In December 1996, the successful collaboration started with the first project covering a PAS-X 1.4 system for the tableting plant in Novo mesto. Later on, it was extended with Weighing & Dispensing for the plant Notol in Novo mesto. In parallel, the go-live preparations in the fully automated plant Notol-1 began. With the switch to SAP in 2004, PAS-X was migrated to V2 and rolled out in plants outside Slovenia in the following years. An important milestone for Krka and Werum was the start of the V3 program with a pilot implementation in 2013 in the Croatian plant. The second fully automated plant Notol-2 was built and successfully taken into operation in 2014. In the next big step, Krka will migrate the Notol-1 plant to V3. 

“Since the successful PAS-X V1 implementation 20 years ago, PAS-X became our standard MES system and is being used today in about 12 sites in Slovenia, Croatia, Russia, Poland, and Germany,” says Sebastijan Kos at Krka, d. d., Novo mesto. “Due to the projects we have been able to establish a reliable and personal partnership with Werum, which we value very much.”

“We are very pleased that Krka places their confidence in us,” says Hendrik Harms, Project Manager at Werum IT Solutions GmbH. “Krka is one of our long-standing customers with a complete MES footprint. Novo mesto was our first large-scale international MES project. With 1.800 users, 850 terminals and 200 connected SCADA systems, it represents the largest PAS-X installation worldwide.”