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Overcoming the challenges of fire safety in the pharmaceutical industry

Continual formulation, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products are relied upon on a global scale. Fire detection solutions from Bosch support continuity of this supply chain with adaptable, reliable fire detection systems in every area of this huge industry.


The general population has heard and learned more about the pharmaceutical industry than ever before in recent years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This industry, with mass production, warehousing and supply of medicines, and continual research and development, produced a global revenue of 1.42 trillion USD in 2021 alone. *

Pharmaceutical technology and products literally save lives, treat chronic sickness, and prevent or relieve symptoms for sufferers of diverse conditions. A halt in the provision of medicines through preventable incidents, like fires or explosions, impacts not only huge-scale business but the ability for many people to continue life as normal. Efficient, reliable fire prevention measures are essential.


Challenges and solutions for the pharma industry

Future-proof fire protection in the pharma industry

Fire detectors

Another huge challenge in fire safety coverage in pharmaceutical production is that due to the large premises, or extension of buildings due to success or funding for further research over time, the installation and updates of fire detection systems is often staggered across different stages. This can result in incompatibility between systems or that some devices become outdated – and therefore gaps in fire protection coverage.

Bosch provides modular fire alarm systems which address both general and very specific needs for flame, smoke and gas detection, even in potentially explosive zones. The ideal mix of solutions can be adapted for any application. The detection systems are backwards and upwards compatible, meaning a pharmaceutical plant’s fire protection coverage is always comprehensive and fully up to date.

Remote monitoring and maintenance, 24/7

Remote monitoring and maintenance, 24/7

Pharmaceutical production plants are typically located in remote industrial areas, far from cities and residential areas. Safety officers and maintenance workers are responsible for responding to any alerts they receive that fire panels require updates, devices need new batteries, or indeed any emergency. This used to involve travelling long distances to reach the plants and investigating the sources of these alerts.

Bosch Remote Services now allow such personnel to configure, troubleshoot and even maintain fire alarm systems on their connected devices – all much faster than before, thanks to the precision of information related to the alerts, and time spared on travelling to the site. This is much more efficient, saves on business costs and reduces the pressure on employees who must tend to multiple sites.

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