We deliver innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

Salas O’Brien provides multidisciplinary engineering and technical services for the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies including consultancy, design, process and facility engineering, packaging systems, automation and controls integration, project management, commissioning and validation.

Our vast capabilities allow us to meet the process needs for a wide range of pharmaceutical industry applications including the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s), oral solid dosage (OSD), Parenterals, sterile liquid dosage forms, pilot scale, and Lab applications. Our solutions are designed for cGMP, FDA, and EMA compliance.

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What we can offer

Salas O’Brien provides a wide variety of engineering and technical services to meet the demands of this high-performance sector.

Process engineering

Salas O’Brien has experts in process and utilities, packaging, digital and automation, continuous improvement, and line efficiency.

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Hygienic design

Salas O’Brien offers comprehensive solutions that prioritize cleanliness, safety, and efficiency. Our facility designs are meticulously crafted, encompassing walls, ceilings, floors, and doors, all tailored to meet stringent hygienic standards. We specialize in creating environments that adhere to strict standards, ensuring optimal air quality and temperature control. Our team is adept at addressing Environmental Product Control requirements and implementing systems that minimize contamination risks and enhance product safety.  Learn more

Digital & automation

Salas O’Brien designs and implements advanced control systems and automation technologies to improve the efficiency and performance of industrial processes.

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Packaging systems

Salas O’Brien optimizes all of your packaging operations in terms of productivity, quality, and safety. Our specialists have experience in all types of food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and product packaging, which guarantees the quality and diversity of our services.

One of our key services, in collaboration with the packaging team, is the packaging line audit. The recommendations that follow these audits allow our clients to have a fresh and clear view of the operation of their line, to identify areas of optimization that can quickly gain efficiency points and to establish the actions to be taken for the increase of production, whether in programming, equipment modification or optimization of methods related to the change of format or procedures.

This service will allow you to quickly define a concrete action plan to increase production efficiency and identify investment needs in defining CAPEX based on sales forecasts.

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection

Salas O’Brien’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design team delivers common-sense, integrated design solutions that are cost-effective, reliable, and energy efficient.


Salas O’Brien’s structural expertise extends from conceptual development and 3D modeling to surveys, investigative studies, and due diligence assessments.

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Decarbonization & sustainability

Salas O’Brien works with clients to develop and implement strategies that result in higher performance, greater resilience, and produce tangible savings.

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Emerging contaminants / PFAS

Salas O’Brien provides consulting services for emerging contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). We are working with our clients to make decisions on the next steps to address past releases of PFAS in order to protect human health and the environment now and in the future.


Salas O’Brien’s commissioning/retro-commissioning team specializes in verifying that building systems and equipment perform at their optimum function, ensuring your facility operates efficiently and reliably.

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Building envelope consulting and testing

Salas O’Brien covers all aspects of building envelope consulting, from design collaboration for new construction to installation oversight during construction. On existing buildings, our expertise also includes in-depth forensic analysis to pinpoint envelope failures, then offering detailed repair and remediation guidance.

Our field-testing services use cutting-edge tools to assess air and water tightness, thermal efficiency, and structural soundness. We have an ISO 17025 accredited lab and are capable of conducting a variety of both lab and field testing procedures following FGIA/AAMA, ASTM and other industry standards. Our team also specializes in energy modeling to boost efficiency and hazardous material sampling for safety. Our comprehensive building envelope commissioning ensures optimal performance of your building’s envelope, enhancing the functionality of both new and existing structures.

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