The Trescal Group offers a full range of metrology services. With its new brand, Trescal Pharma, the company adopts a strong positioning thanks to an offer dedicated and adapted to the specific needs of the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and medical sectors.
Initially a metrology division of Air Liquide, the Trescal Group has become an international company. Following the acquisition of companies worldwide, the group now has more than 150 laboratories in 26 countries, and more than 220 laboratories on customer sites. Its credo: to contribute to the industrial performance of its customers by improving their measurement processes.
His professions: metrology (verification, calibration, adjustment), qualification (AR, IQ, QO, QP), management of instrument fleets (management, Adveso software), repair (preventive and corrective maintenance), consulting and auditing, as well as training. Trescal Institute, a training organization, has more than thirty training courses in the field of metrology and measurement, in particular adapted to the management of analytical laboratories and pharmaceutical laboratories to take into account the specific regulations and standards of these fields of activity – good manufacturing practices (GMP) and good distribution practices (BPD) in particular.
Specific know-how and services
The group is mainly active in the aerospace, defense & space, automotive and pharmaceutical, cosmetic and medical sectors. Hence the recent creation of Trescal Pharma. "In 2020, we launched a new brand aimed at manufacturers and laboratories in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and medical fields. Taking into account the specific standards of these sectors, Trescal Pharma is able to take care of the metrology (equipment monitoring) and qualification (in the broad sense) aspects. We wanted to go beyond our usual metrological services already appreciated by our customers in these sectors. We have invested additional resources to meet the expectations and needs of manufacturers in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors, analytical and hospital laboratories, and manufacturers of production equipment and measuring devices. In particular in terms of traceability in accordance with the standards, to guarantee the conformity of our services and to develop additional procedural protocols in the context of the qualification of equipment", says Olga Leclerc, Head of the Audit, Consulting & Training, Technical Expert & Regulation division.
The entire Trescal offer respects, among other things, the standards in the pharmaceutical field including the FDA CFR standard part 11, as well as GMP and BPD. In particular, the company is called upon to control purified water stations, washing machines, misters, production reactors and filling machines. Pressure, temperature, hygrometry, conductivity, flowmetry, VPS, PHmetry, photometry, etc.: all measurement quantities can be measured and controlled. Trescal also offers services for the qualification of laboratory equipment, as well as thermal and climatic means (freezers, cold rooms, ovens, incubators, autoclaves, refrigerated trucks, etc.).
"Trescal is involved in the implementation of equipment qualifications, production line installations or production tools used for medical and cosmetic purposes. Our experts are able to control the material resources essential for production and to intervene in the processes from the upstream phases to production on a national or international scale. The control of the production process in these sectors is based on the approach of risk analysis and identification of critical points by various methodologies. For example, Trescal carries out Amdec risk analyses (Analysis of failure modes, their effects and their criticality) as well as the control and monitoring of equipment and means of production. At stake: the elimination of errors, the strengthening of control procedures, the deduction of consequences taking incidents into account. Beyond the processes and equipment, we have trained our employees so that they are qualified in these fields," concludes Olga Leclerc.