Still growing 40 years on - 60% more space, 20% more sales
Cherwell Laboratories is to increase its facilities’ footprint by over 60% to increase manufacturing and warehousing capacity for its range of environmental monitoring products. The opening of the new facility will mark Cherwell’s 40th year and follows seven years of sustained positive company growth, including a 20% increase in export sales within the past financial year. This expansion of Cherwell’s facilities will support future company growth and ensure that product stock is always rapidly available to customers, whatever the quantity required.
The new expanded Cherwell facility will total over 36,000 square feet and house new cleanroom manufacturing for its Redipor microbiological media products, as well as expanded warehousing facilities for its entire product portfolio. This includes Redipor products, DataTrace wireless dataloggers and SAS microbial air sampling systems. Cherwell’s fully automated aseptic plate filling machinery is capable of processing over 5000 plates per batch, but can also produce small batches of just 50 plates for selective or investigational media. The new facilities will ensure that all customer requirements, whether large or small, can always be promptly accommodated.
“We pride ourselves in delivering excellent customer service and support, and it is for this reason that we are investing in the future by expanding our facilities to ensure that we can always rapidly respond to our customers’ demands”, said Andy Whittard, Managing Director at Cherwell. “What we feel also sets us apart in being able to meet customer needs is our ability to supply variable quantities of our prepared media products, as well as bespoke solutions.”
The first phase of Cherwell Laboratories’ new facilities will open autumn 2011.