Chemical Manufacturing

Lonza Guangzhou Nansha Ltd was established in April 2003, expanding Lonza’s global presence for chemical manufacturing and life science ingredients. This state-of-the-art facility is located in the middle of Xiaohu Island, Huangge Town, in the Nansha District of Guangzhou City. The primary products that are developed and manufactured at this site include:  Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Chemical Intermediates and Small Molecules.

Research and Development

In March of 2004, Lonza introduced a new Research and Development Center in Nansha for the development of intermediates and active ingredients. A full range of laboratory experiments are now performed here, including pilot production using modern synthetic methods in organic synthesis and biochemistry. Our R&D laboratories are equipped with modern analytical instruments and designed to serve both our pharmaceutical and our fine chemical customers.


Lonza Nansha’s API plant has state-of-the-art facilities, development services and advanced pharmachemical manufacturing processes. Our cutting-edge, small-scale manufacturing plant in Nansha offers customers the most advanced small molecule APIs and pharmaceutical production for both cGMP and ISO classified products.  The Nansha site adheres to Lonza’s strict global quality standards with excellent quality control and quality assurance teams.

The Nansha Site Features:

  • 6 cGMP reactors (up to 250 L)
  • ISO-certified facilities available
  • A typical reactor volume of 10m3
  • Additional large-scale capacity planned
  • On-site process development services and analytical support