Cherwell Laboratories to Open New Facilities
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Cherwell Laboratories Ltd
7 & 8 Launton Business Centre
BICESTER, OX26 4XB
Press release date: April 5, 2011
Still growing 40 years on - 60% more space, 20% more sales
Bicester, UK, 5th April 2011: 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.
ABOUT CHERWELL LABORATORIES: www.cherwell-labs.co.uk Cherwell Laboratories, established in Bicester since 1971, is a leading supplier of microbiology media and instruments for pharmaceutical and related industries. This family owned company specialises in the manufacture of the Redipor range of prepared microbiological media products. Its product portfolio is extensive and includes Petri dishes, contact plates and gamma irradiated media, as well as bottled broths and diluents and Dipslides. Cherwell also supplies environmental monitoring solutions, including an wireless dataloggers and an extensive range of portable microbial air samplers, fixed microbial sampling systems and a range of hand held, or portable particle counters.
The Company is extremely customer focused and fully recognises the need for excellence in customer service and support, a fact that is confirmed by its ongoing commitment to ISO9001:2008 registration. What also sets Cherwell Laboratories apart is its ability to respond to customer demand. Cherwell has fully automated aseptic plate filling machinery capable of processing over 5000 plates per batch, but can also produce small batches from 50 plates for selective or investigational media. This enables the provision of the smaller batches required for validation of changes to media formulations for example.
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