Sartorius BioAnalytical Instruments builds new plant in Ann Arbor

Sartorius BioAnalytical Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, acquired from Michigan Economic Development Corp. Get help building a center of excellence in Ann Arbor.

The new facility will host laboratory services, high-tech instrumentation and assembly, reagents, research and development, marketing, human resources, accounting, training, a customer visit center, and more.

During this process, Sartorious will invest $ 57 million in the Ann Arbor area, which will ultimately create 160 high-wage jobs there.

Ann Arbor SPARK has worked with the company to locate this new facility, secure support from state and local partners, and assist in future high-level talent recruitment efforts.

To support the project, the city of Ann Arbor plans to apply to the Michigan Department of Transportation for assistance from the Transport Economic Development Fund for road renovation activities. The city is also planning to consider a brownfield TIF work plan and approval of a property tax break in support of the project.


“The Ann Arbor SPARK employees have worked incredibly hard to bring this opportunity specifically to the city of Ann Arbor, and we thank the MEDC, Michigan Strategic Fund, and Governor Whitmer for approving the business development grant to support the new establishment of Sartorious. “Said Paul Krutko, President and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. “This support from the State of Michigan is critical, but in order for the project to move forward, the City of Ann Arbor must approve a local accompaniment that will allow the project to move forward in Ann Arbor Research Park, which has been underperforming for decades.

“The city and other tax authorities will generate new tax revenue from this project from the start if the project is approved by the City of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor SPARK is pleased that the city council approves local incentives in support of the Whitmer government’s efforts to make this project a reality in Ann Arbor. “


Sartorious works with scientists and scientists and engineers around the world to develop and manufacture drugs quickly and safely from the initial idea to the patient.

The company’s parent company, Sartorius AG, is listed and employs 11,000 people worldwide, including around 130 at four locations in Washtenaw County.

The project further strengthens Michigan’s life sciences and professional services industries and will provide residents of the area with high-paying, high-quality jobs in a variety of positions including biomedical engineers, biological scientists, supervisors, and business operations specialists.

Relocating the project to Michigan strengthens and consolidates the company’s presence in the Ann Arbor area and supports the potential for future growth and investment.

A firm believer in promoting from the inside out, the company plans to partner with Michigan Works! and Ann Arbor SPARK to reach out to local talent in deprived areas.

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