This April, ReAgent Chemical Services is tripling its manufacturing space with the opening of its new eco-friendly facility
Standing at 38,000 ft2, the new premises has been built-to-spec to offer an efficient, high quality and environmentally friendly service to customers.
Located in Runcorn’s Whitehouse Industrial Estate, ReAgent’s new facility is the culmination of two years of work. Every feature has been carefully designed to meet the needs of customers, the welfare of staff and to maintain the integrity of the environment.
Darren Wilson, Sales Director at ReAgent said: “The move will enable ReAgent to sustain the rapid growth we have seen in the last 10 years. After 28 years working at ReAgent, it is really exciting to see the business evolve. To put it simply, this is a game changer for ReAgent!”
Holders of the ISO Environmental Standard accreditation, ReAgent has ensured that the new factory design incorporates eco-friendly features that will reduce its carbon footprint.
LED lights have been fitted throughout the facility, as well as destratification fans, which help to keep the temperature constant. Combined, these features will dramatically reduce annual energy consumption.
The factory’s outdoor drainage system has also been modified with automatic detection, which will identify any hazardous chemicals and immediately shut off the drains in the event of an accident.
The welfare of staff and clients has been considered every step of the way and is reflected in larger office space, a break room where courier drivers can rest and a new canteen. ReAgent has also had a passenger lift installed for those with accessibility requirements.
Simon Tasker, Operations Director at ReAgent, said: “From a staff point of view, the facilities are far more comfortable and accommodating. The new unit shows the commitment of the business to continue its growth whilst remaining a sustainable business for staff and stakeholders.”
This is a very exciting time for ReAgent. Not only will the factory open the company up to huge efficiency gains, the increased space also provides opportunities for workers in the industry by generating more jobs.
A family-run business in its third generation, ReAgent has gone through many changes on the road to becoming the respected business it is today. Expanding into a larger premises is the next huge milestone.
Richard Hudson, Managing Director at ReAgent, said: “Moving factory is the best thing that has ever happened to our company. I am extremely excited about the future of ReAgent; and while we have seen massive growth in the last 40 years, I have every confidence that the new premises will allow us to grow even further into the future. ”