23 October 2000 00:00 [Source: ICB Americas]Roche's vitamins and fine chemicals division and its Chinese partner Shanghai New Asiatic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. have opened a new manufacturing plant for vitamin B6 in Shanghai. The joint venture plant, which was built at a cost of SF50 million ($27.9 million), will have an annual capacity of 1,000 tons, making it China's largest production facility for vitamin B6 and one of the world's largest. The plant will feature state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing processes.
The new facility will supply the Chinese and international markets with vitamin B6. Roche's vitamins and fine chemicals group is represented in China by a holding company and six joint ventures having a total investment of more than $200 million.
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