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Plant Sanderson; Chile

Key Data

Chile supports internal customers as a complete service provider and is therefore a crucial part of the global integrated Fresenius Kabi supply chain, delivering products such as an aesthetics, analgesics and anticoagulants to many Latin American countries like Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Paraguay and others. We are also exporting our products to European countries.


  1. Regional Markets:
    • Latin America
    • Europe
  2. Containers:
    • FFX Bags (100, 250, 500, 1.000 ml)

    • PVC Bags (3.000 and 5.000 ml)

    • Canister Haemodialysis (5.000 ml)

    • Bottles LVP (100, 250, 500 and 1.000 ml)

    • Plastic Ampoules (2, 5, 10 and 20 ml)

    • Vials (5 and 10 ml)

    • Glass Ampoules (1, 2, 3, 5, 10 and 20 ml)

  3. Technologies:

    •  Blow-Fill-Seal

    • Terminal Sterilization

    • Automatic visual inspection

    • Freeflex® Bags

  4. Certifications:

    • GMP certificates from local

    • Ministry of Health (MoH)

    • INVIMA (Colombian MoH)

    • ANVISA (Brazilian MoH)

    • IRC (International Red Cross)

    • ISO 9001 (Quality)

  5. Services:

    • QC Support (e.g. analytics, stability)

    • Supply Chain

    • Regulatory Support

    • Warehousing & Shipping


In the Spotlight

Tradition in South America

Our production site in Chile, which belongs to our affiliate Fresenius Kabi Chile Ltda, is located in Santiago, in an important industrial area in the capital with excellent road connectivity and infrastructure. Operations began in 1942 in a small pilot plant making standard solutions in glass containers. Today the plant is over 38,000 square meters with cutting-edge technologies. The site has its own quality, logistics and administration departments and a warehouse that meets state-of-the-art standards. The company employs about 850 personnel working three shifts a day, six days a week.


Top quality

The quality unit has proficient analytical competence in the physical, chemical & microbiological testing of production processes and materials (e.g. analytical HPLC, atomic absorption, and sterile testing). The quality laboratory provides services to external and internal customers, and shares and exchanges expertise within the Fresenius group. The quality department has an audit section that runs a rigorous inspection program, conducting audits of all our suppliers around the world and protecting our standards. The CAPA (corrective action and preventive action) and quality documentation systems run on an internal IT platform, allowing online analysis and monitoring of improvements to continuously ensure product quality.



The plant produces a large variety of product sizes in bags and bottles ranging from 1 ml to 5000 ml. The state-of-the-art freeflex® bags & PVC lines are increasing the capacity for bags. We are able to provide all current formats for standard solutions with this new bag line and the current BFS lines.


Plastic and Glass Ampoules

Ampoules are simple to use, safe to handle and reliable. Depending on the product specification or its usage, they offer a high quality and cost-effective solution; used within our company for more than 120 different molecules ranging from 1 to 20 ml.



Vials are another type of container produced at the Chile site. The main product filled into vials is Heparin, which is distributed to all major centres in Chile and Latin America.


Sharing knowledge and experience

Of course the plant in Chile also works for business-to-business customers, including both domestic and international pharmaceutical companies. Processes and services are usually tailor made to meet the client’s specific needs. Our quality, capacity, mainly for ampoules (plastic and glass) and vials, as well as manufacturing flexibility make the plant in Chile an ideal choice. You could be next.