Cherwell completes facility expansion in Bicester, UK

Will enable the company to accommodate increased demand for its products in the UK and mainland Europe

Redipor plate pouring

Cherwell Laboratories, the UK manufacturer of Redipor prepared microbiological media, has completed the expansion of its facility in Bicester.

Initiated in response to a significant increase in demand, Cherwell has doubled the size of its cleanroom manufacturing suite and has recruited additional staff to support the higher production capacity. The company says the expansion will ensure that it can accommodate this growth in the UK and mainland Europe.

Cherwell says the continuing growth is partly fuelled by the development of export sales – up 55% in the past two years – and the appointment of further European distributors for the Redipor range. Already supported in Italy, Ireland, Poland and Slovenia, Cherwell has also signed distributor agreements with AcefeSA in Spain and Dorte Egelund in Denmark.

The company says it has also increased its UK market share through a dedication to customer service and the ability to deliver bespoke prepared media solutions.

With more than 40 years’ experience, Cherwell has developed a fully integrated range of products for environmental monitoring, product sterility testing, operator validation and process validation. The Redipor prepared media products include petri dishes and contact plates, plus bottled media, broth bags and ampoules.

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