Boehringer Ingelheim, commited to Catalonia's Life Sciences talent

20 Mar 2024

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Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has established a significant presence in Barcelona-Catalonia, contributing to the region's thriving life sciences landscape. As part of Catalonia's vibrant ecosystem of medical institutions, research centers, and biotech startups, Boehringer Ingelheim's operations in Sant Cugat exemplify the opportunities available in this dynamic hub of innovation.

“Barcelona is a hub of talents and attracts very good professionals”

Amanda Gilabert, Head of Respimat Factory, Boehringer Ingelheim


The German company began operations in Spain in 1952, and today Boehringer Ingelheim has two state-of-the-art production plants in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, underscoring its commitment to the region. One facility specializes in the manufacturing of injectables and capsules and has recently received a total investment of 18 million Euros. This year, the company plans to launch a new antidiabetic product from this site. The second plant, operational since 2019 following a substantial investment of 120 million euros, focuses on the production of aseptic cartridges and packaging for the RESPIMAT® range of inhalers.

Barcelona-Catalonia: A Hub of Life Sciences Talent

Amanda Gilabert, Head of the Respimat Factory at Boehringer Ingelheim, attests to the exceptional talent pool available in Barcelona-Catalonia. “Barcelona is a hub of talents and attracts very good professionals”, she says.

Gilabert emphasizes the critical role of skilled professionals in driving the company's success and Boehringer Ingelheim's continued investment in Barcelona: “People are the difference between having a good project and not having one. That's why the company is really convinced that Barcelona is the place to invest if you want your project to be successful".

Life Sciences, a strategic sector for Barcelona and Catalonia

Catalonia and Barcelona stand out in attracting foreign direct investment and international R&D hubs and centers. Catalonia is also home to half of Spain's industrial pharmaceutical companies: a total of 79 industrial plants are located in the region and employ 15,806 people.

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