MSD Animal Health's high tech bacterial vaccine manufacturing facility is situated in Upper Hutt, a residential city, just outside New Zealand’s capital city Wellington.
The manufacturing site being located in clean green New Zealand has a unique advantage because of the country’s relative “disease free” status. MSD Animal Health is a manufacturer of bacterial vaccines which protect against a variety of diseases of sheep, cattle, deer and pigs.
The Upper Hutt manufacturing plant was commissioned in 1993. It’s design meets the regulatory requirements of all global markets.
Vaccines are supplied to Australia and New Zealand, the European Union, North America and Africa with over 80% of production going to export. The New Zealand company was started as Trentham Veterinary Laboratories in 1946 by Lewis Fitch, OBE, D. Sc Hon, BSc, FACVSc. Lewis Fitch applied for a licence to manufacture clostridial vaccines locally and in 1951 production began at the present Whakatiki Street site.
From a small family business, Trentham Veterinary Laboratories was to become New Zealand’s leading animal health company. Through a series of mergers it has now become part of one of the world’s largest animal health companies.
Experienced and dedicated staff
Complies with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards
Vaccines produced in “clean-green” New Zealand
Site that can support large volume vaccine production; (quality, logistics / purchasing / stores, research and development, finance)
Class A accredited
Regulatory licences that allow export to Australia / North and South America / European Union / Africa