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Experience gained over recent years in concept development, planning and realization of pharmaceutical and biotech plants has led to the levels of compatibility, synchronization and interchangeability of individual systems often being very limited – especially compared with operational costs.

All too often, low investment budgets and incomplete user requirement definition lead to the realization of additive systems which are neither optimized nor coordinated among themselves. Reducing and standardizing common rules and interfaces is often neglected for a variety of reasons. It’s a fact that the number of weak points increases with the rising number of interfaces. And this inevitably leads to higher costs and reduced quality.


For years, KOP has been developing and realizing intelligent 3D Matrixes for pharmaceutical, biotech and other production facilities and laboratory buildings. In horizontal and vertical grid systems, the foundations are laid – out of the process flow and process requirements from the inside out – to optimally coordinate and operate ideal conditions and configurations for manufacturing, packaging, logistics and support functions, on the one hand, as well as clean room systems, building services engineering and process engineering, on the other.

This enables high-level compatibility to be achieved from development through to shell construction, in routing from the generators through to the consumption points, and for equipment and skid positions.

The result is a significant reduction of interfaces throughout, with maximum integrated system coordination, as well as high industrial, accurate pre-production, minimal compatible component diversity, modular orders of magnitude, faster building times for deployment in the areas of shell construction, façade, clean room, changing rooms, along with the use of skids for process, media, HVAC, logistics and pre-installed routing segments.

The consistent approach used in KOP.MatrixPlants results in significant benefits with regard to the following:

Fast realization with high cost security and optimal quality
- The use of pre-produced, compatible components and elements, which result in
  adaptable modules enabling precise budgeting.

- Extremely high adaptability of the whole plant, production platforms with high potential in
  terms of learning ability, upgrading, adaptability, optimization, functional changes in
  close to all systems and even during operation 
- “Predefined matrix components” result in structural and functional groups which can be
  realized and put into operation more quickly, more sustainably, more economically and
  in a more coordinated manner.

The realization of KOP.MatrixPlants is possible through

- The innovative development of a consistently compatible building concept based on a
  Matrix structure for all areas
- Skid and module inserts in the production systems
- Implementation of the sandwich principle in allocating production areas, building services
  engineering areas and distribution systems – based on the principle of short, direct paths
  for piping, air ducts, cabling in view of reducing shaft installations
- Implementing the “Production hotel – Production on Demand” idea
- Development of a new highly modular changeable clean room system for walls, ceilings,
  doors, media columns, sluice systems, new changing/equipment systems meeting the
  highest GMP requirements.
- Development of a pressure-proof modular clean room façade with a highly specialized
  façade planner 
- A new MEP skid system for interchangeable, easily retrofitted ventilation equipment and
  routing systems

KOP is now successfully implementing this innovative planning approach, based on the Matrix principle, for complex production plants in building projects with very high sustainability results in Europe and Asia.