Last Wednesday, 10 January 2024, the third BIOLAN building was inaugurated. The event was attended by the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, accompanied by the Regional Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructures, Arantxa Tapia, the Regional Minister of Health, Gotzone Sagardui, the General Deputy of Bizkaia, Elixabete Etxanobe, the Regional Deputy of Economic Promotion of Bizkaia, Ainara Basurko, the Mayor of Derio, Esther Apraiz and the Deputy Mayor of Zamudio, Itziar Landeta.
The celebration was attended by numerous institutional representatives, headed by the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, together with representatives from the business, financial, scientific-technological and innovation sectors, etc. The event was held in the new BIOLAN building, adjacent to the facilities that we have occupied for the last 10 years in the Bizkaia Technology Park (Zamudio).
It is a 2,600 m2 building, which extends the total surface area to nearly 4,000 m2. The works started in July 2022, and were completed at the end of 2023, with an investment of approximately 4.5 million euros, which has allowed almost tripling its space, as well as being able to house a growing workforce, incorporate new production equipment, new laboratories, dimension work units, expand new lines of business, etc.
The new building has two underground floors for warehousing and production and three more above ground. In this way, BIOLAN III has a greater automation component that will improve the manufacturing processes and provide more space for the R&D, Product Development, Software and Systems areas, which will reinforce research, the launch of new developments and new areas, as well as the strengthening of the current ones.
The event included a tour of all the different work areas of the new building, where Asier Albizu, General Manager of BIOLAN, focused his explanation on the activities to be carried out in the new facilities, and their new capabilities and functionalities, which will facilitate the development and expansion of BIOLAN.
The growth experienced by BIOLAN, with an average 18% increase in annual turnover over the last 7 years, has been underpinned by the investment effort made in recent years, which has allowed the start-up of successive facilities, and the strengthening of its professional team, which has grown by 15% in the last 5 years, currently reaching 100 people.
We thank all the guests who accompanied us on such a special day, now it is time to continue working on the new facilities, which we hope will be more useful and comfortable for all the staff, giving room for the constant and incessant growth of recent years.