MSD in Belgium started in 1965 with an office in Brussels. In 1973, a branch was added in Heist-op-den-Berg in the Flanders, where the production started. Heist Operations subsequently developed into a dynamic production and distribution center for innovative, prescription and consumer care drugs. Local activities in Belgium are coordinated from the Belgian headquarters in Brussels (Woluwe).
From Heist-op-den-Berg, we distribute 2,250 different (packages of) medicines to more than 140 countries around the world. Our production volume is around 180 million sales units per year. Heist Operations is known as the flexible packaging location in Europe. We can switch quickly between packaging different medicines with very different packaging. From oral solid dosages (OSD) to liquids, ointments and creams (LOC) and from syringes to important biotech products (SPE). All provided with the high standards of quality, right packaging and leaflet in the right language.
“Manufacturing the future with a highly engaged and motivated workforce, guaranteeing compliant and uninterrupted supply of all our medicines for our patients. That is what we do every day at MSD Heist Operations.”
Francois Marivoet, MSD Belgium & Luxembourg