The pharmaceutical industry is marked by rapid product introductions and the drive to optimize secure storage footprints while managing compliance. CustomVault Convergint’s Pharmaceutical Practice Group is focused on the unique requirements of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) validated high-security storage for pharmaceutical manufacturing, warehousing, 503B compounding pharmacy and laboratory applications. And we’ve NEVER failed an inspection.


What You Need

In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR 1301.72, the governing specification for pharmaceutical applications, controlled substance security dictates the following:

Schedule I and II

Schedule III, IV and V

Proper execution of the details is critical for compliance and the viability of your pharmaceutical business. Those in the know seek partners with expertise and experience specific to pharmaceutical solutions because there is no room for error.

What We Deliver


CustomVault Convergint has been building and expanding DEA validated modular vaults for major U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for over 35 years, and has offered solutions for 503B compounding pharmacies and laboratories as well. We anticipate the evolution of your vault and security needs due rescheduling, product introductions, and merger and acquisition activity; responding with expedience and delivering real solutions. And again, we have never failed a DEA inspection.


CustomVault Convergint is not only expert at configuring solutions meeting DEA requirements, but also in optimizing  efficiency for pharmaceutical distribution and manufacturing operations:

We innovate to meet your needs:

  • CustomVault Convergint introduced the HighBay™ vault system; the first DEA validated, multi-story solution specifically designed to accommodate the pallet racking and forklift requirements of the pharmaceutical segment. This is a complement to our LightWeight™ and MegaVault™ alternatives.
  • CustomVault Convergint thinks out of the box when it comes to pharmaceutical vault interiors. Our customized racking systems support storage optimization, and cold box storage accommodates the growing need for temperature control.

And we successfully manage:

  • Racking and Storage Requirements. CustomVault Convergint reviews requirements to design the right racking system for you, and determine the optimal size and configuration of the DEA validated pharmaceutical vault.
  • Traffic Patterns. CustomVault Convergint evaluates access requirements for forklifts, pallet jacks and warehouse personnel to suggest vault access patterns, rack layout and door configuration.
  • Site Access Conditions and Structural Load Challenges. CustomVault Convergint evaluates site access and existing conditions to ensure that every option is considered in optimizing both the cost and functionality of the vault solution.
  • Aggressive Timetables. Given our in-house resources, CustomVault Convergint has the quickest turnaround time in the industry and has met the most aggressive construction schedules. Shop drawings with structural and engineering evaluation can be provided in as little as two days.
  • Limiting Disruption to Existing Operations. CustomVault Convergint systems go up quickly and cleanly, minimizing interruption to ongoing operations.

We begin by providing consulting services for all pharma clients before executing a vault or security solution.  Site assessment, analysis and review of industrial and governmental requirements, physical surveys, applications, architectural drawings, planning, and budgeting are all part of our package.  Need some extra reassurance? Read our pharmaceutical industry testimonials on the bottom of our home page.

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