PMS wins major Bayer AG contract

Die Bayer AG errichtet am Standort in Leverkusen die erste lernende Arzneimittelanlage der Welt. Mit einem Investitionsvolumen von rund 275 Millionen Euro setzt die neue Anlage in punkto Digitalisierung und Energieeffizienz neue Maßstäbe. Die PMS Elektro- und Automationstechnik GmbH wurde für dieses Projekt mit der elektrotechnischen Ausstattung des Gebäudes beauftragt.


Bayer AG is investing approximately 275 million euros to build the world’s first learning pharmaceutical production facility at its site in Leverkusen, setting new standards in digitalisation and energy efficiency. PMS Elektro- und Automationstechnik GmbH has been contracted to fit out the electrical systems for the new building.

Last week Bayer AG held the topping-out ceremony for its new pharmaceutical production facility in Leverkusen, attended by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and many other political and business representatives. Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of life science, and the new facility sets new sustainability standards by reducing CO2 emissions by 70% compared to conventional plants. The facility will be used to produce drugs for treating cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other illnesses.

PMS has been subcontracted by PORR Industriebau GmbH to fit out the electrical systems for the new building, with the multi-million euro contract covering design, delivery and assembly of the entire electrical supply system. Everything from switchgear engineering to wiring, installation and commissioning will be carried out by PMS technicians.

“The main challenge for our project team is the short lead time, which will require close coordination with all project partners. We’ve put together an experienced team of experts to make sure we play our part in successful delivery of the overall project”, said PMS Managing Director Franz Grünwald.  The facility is due to be commissioned in the 1st quarter of 2023.

Franz Grünwald and everyone on the project team were in attendance at the topping-out ceremony in Leverkusen to see the progress of the project for themselves.

  1. PMS Managing Director Franz Grünwald with the project team. From left to right: Franz Temmel, Jürgen Wöls, Mathias Sprachmann, Franz Grünwald and Christian Stranimayer