We manufacture our products at the places where our customers need them. At present we operate more than 40 plants in 14 countries on three continents. We are close to our customers, close to our markets and familiar with both international and local regulatory environments. Our global production networks also guarantee reliable supplies to our customers.
The same standards of production, procurement and logistics processes apply at all our plants around the world. They are defined by our Gerresheimer Management System (GMS) and regularly audited. The same or comparable production technologies are also installed at all of our plants around the world to guarantee uniform quality standards and enable us to transfer production operations from one plant to another if necessary. All of our production facilities are ISO 9001 certified. Products are manufactured, processed and packaged in clean room environments at many of them. We invest hundreds of millions of euros every year in our production plants, which is around eight percent of our annual revenue.
We are continuously expanding our global production network. Here are a few examples.