Comecer began in Castel Bolognese, Italy when in the mid-1970s Carlo Zanelli founded Comecer SpA, a small company specializing in nuclear technologies that quickly grew to become a world leader in the field of containment systems for pharma, radiopharma and ATMP.
Our mission is to design and manufacture high-technology systems in the field of pharma, radiopharma and regenerative medicine, with the aim to continuously increase the accuracy and the safety of technicians, researchers, and patients. In fact, “Safety First” is the philosophy which distinguishes and identifies all Comecer policies and actions. Our vision is to contribute to progress and preserve life through the development of highly innovative technologies and sustainable solutions, according to the latest GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations.
Comecer operates in the field of Radiopharma and Nuclear Medicine through the production of shielding systems and equipment for special applications, both for large industrial groups and for research organisations. We also operate in the Pharma isolation technology for pharmaceutical, chemical and food industry applications. Its product portfolio covers various standard applications, but also high-quality customised solutions thanks to specific expertise acquired over the years. Continuous technological updating and the specific client requirements contribute to ensure operator safety and product sterility.
Comecer products are known and used in hospitals, universities, research centers, pharmaceutical companies and large industrial groups worldwide.
Since March 2011, Fondo Italiano dInvestimento (Italian Investment Fund), a private equity vehicle founded upon an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Finance, has participated in the Comecer Group with a minority share.
In 2012 Comecer acquired two companies, Veenstra and Vitrae Czech, with the aim to increase its range of products and services in the field of electronic technologies and software programs both in Pharma and Radiopharma sectors.
Then, in November 2015, the fund Principia SGR replaced the Italian Investment Fund, with a stake of 45%: this operation contributed to support the growth and development of Comecer, with the medium-term aim of bringing the company on the Stock Exchange.
On March 1st, 2019, Comecer began a new journey as part of the multinational Canadian company ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. an industry-leading automation solutions provider.