Envair Technology opens a 63,000 sq. ft. facility in Heywood,

Posted by on 21 Jan 2022

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Envair Technology has announced the opening of their 63,000 sq. ft. facility in Heywood.

They have invested £1m in the facility which will allow them to fulfil growing demand for containment technology. Envair Technology saw its revenue grow 92% in 2021.

The Heywood site, which complements their existing sites in Middlewich and Albacete (Spain), will help them significantly increase production capacity. The new base of operations, the largest containment manufacturing facility in the North West of England, has the potential to double their current output.

With this expanded capability, turnover is expected to reach more than £20m in 2022 – with headcount also set to increase 15% to 150 staff.

The move consolidates the manufacturing of their rigid containment product lines – TCS fume cupboards and Envair isolators – at one location. This has enabled them to bring more of their manufacturing processes in-house to secure the supply chain, upskill their workforce and increase R&D.

The Greater Manchester site was chosen due to its proximity to a unique containment technology talent pool found in the North West of England – which, in part, owes its origins to the legacy of a large historical pharmaceutical presence in the region.

Andrew Ellison, CEO of Envair Technology, said: “As we expand our operations, our new home will enable us to meet growing demand for containment solutions around the world. We are currently seeing growth being driven by various trends. This includes the impact of the Covid pandemic, but there has also been a huge rise in the demand for personalised medicine globally, which has increased the number of healthcare and pharmaceutical personnel working with high potent compounds.
“The new Heywood facility also means we can continue to innovate and develop new product lines – such as our next generation vaporised hydrogen peroxide (VHP) rapid gassing isolators.”

Councillor John Blundell, cabinet member for economy and communications at Rochdale Borough Council and RDA Board member, “We are delighted to welcome Envair to Heywood, a company which has a rich history of innovation.  The location was chosen due to the abundance of skills in this area. The borough of Rochdale is seeing more and more high tech companies moving here which is great news and bodes well for the arrival of the advanced machinery and productivity institute, AMPI in the next few years.”

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