The move is finally complete and we are proud to formally announce the opening of our new 63,000 sq. ft. facility in Heywood, Greater Manchester.
Our new home represents a £1m investment and will allow us to fulfil growing demand for containment technology. Envair Technology has seen its revenue grow 92% within the last year.
The Heywood site, which complements our existing sites in Middlewich and Albacete (Spain), will help us 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 the our 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 our rigid containment product lines – TCS fume cupboards and Envair isolators – at one location. This has enabled us to bring more of our manufacturing processes in-house to secure the supply chain, upskill our 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.”