Contamination control manufacturing company Contec Cleanroom (UK) has expanded its operation and are building a new purpose-built facility on Ashwood Business Park in Ashington.
Contec UK's main trading activity is the manufacture and distribution of contamination control products for use in manufacturing clean rooms and healthcare environments. The company continues to expand is business in Europe and the United Kingdom and is investing for future growth.
Contec UK currently occupy a 22,000 sqft unit at Wansbeck Business Park where they first began the Ashington facility production with seven staff in 2015. Their Ashington facilities focus on the manufacture of sterile and non-sterile biocides that are mainly used in the life science and pharmaceutical industry. Approximately 80% of the goods made in Ashington are exported to a distribution centre in France for global sale.
Work on the new facility has already begun and construction is expected to take 12-18 months
The team at Advance Northumberland, with support from the Department of International Trade under its Northern Powerhouse Key Account Management programme, have worked closely with Contec to facilitate their business growth and expansion plans within Northumberland.
Contec UK's new premises will be an around 60,000 sqft advanced manufacturing and office facility at Ashwood Business Park, offering practical layouts, larger floorplans, storage and parking. Work on the new facility has already begun and the construction expected to take 12-18 months. The company expects that the new facility will create new job opportunities and increase their headcount.
Contec's President, Avi Lawrence, said: "We are excited about our expansion in Ashwood Business Park and appreciate the support from Advance Northumberland both on our existing facilities at Wansbeck and our expansion at Ashwood. We are also pleased with the possibility of creating jobs in the area and look forward to the opening of our new facility.
Contec Inc is a privately owned American company that was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It has just under 1,000 employees It has manufacturing facilities in Spartanburg, Ashington and Suzhou, China and distribution centres in Spartanburg, Ohio, USA and Vannes, France.