First phase of new facilities to open in autumn
Cherwell md Andy Whittard (left) and company founder Lawrence Whittard
Cherwell Laboratories, a supplier of microbiology media and instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, based in Bicester, UK, is to expand its facilities by more than 60%, increasing manufacturing and warehousing capacity.
The opening of the new facility will mark Cherwell’s 40th anniversary and follows seven years of sustained growth, including a 20% increase in export sales within the past financial year.
The company says this expansion will support future company growth and ensure that product stock is always rapidly available, whatever the quantity required by customers.
The expanded Cherwell plant will total more than 36,000ft2 and house new cleanroom manufacturing for its Redipor microbiological media products, in addition to expanded warehousing facilities for its Redipor products, DataTrace wireless dataloggers and SAS microbial air sampling systems. Cherwell’s fully automated aseptic plate filling machinery is capable of processing more than 5,000 plates per batch, but can also produce small batches of just 50 plates for selective or investigational media.
‘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.
The first phase of Cherwell Laboratories’ new facilities will open in autumn.