New Heywood manufacturing site will boost turnover and headcount

A new £1m manufacturing facility in Heywood will boost turnover and increase jobs for Envair Technology, a specialist manufacturer of clean air and containment solutions for the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

The company has opened a new 63,000 sq ft facility that will allow it to fulfil growing demand for containment technology. Envair Technology has seen its revenues grow 92% within the past year.

The Heywood site, which complements Envair Technology’s existing sites in Middlewich and Albacete, in Spain, will help 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 company’s 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 the company’s rigid containment product lines – TCS fume cupboards and Envair isolators – at one location. This has enabled Envair Technology to bring more of its manufacturing processes in-house to secure the supply chain, upskill its 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.

Chief executive, Andrew Ellison, 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.”