Porvair Filtration Group has developed specialist automated assembly machinery to advance processes at its Wrexham Division.
The company has invested in the plant and processes required to manufacture complete finished devices in the market for Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) products.
The extra capability will enable Porvair to offer its customers a complete service for products incorporating Porvair’s state-of-the-art porous materials.
Using the new machinery, SPE devices can be produced at a high rate in a consistent and repeatable process that ensures high quality and reduced cost.
Porvair, which recently received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, views the move as major step forward in its bioscience business strategy, by guaranteeing a uniform and quality product.
The equipment, designed and developed by Porvair’s project engineer, Dave Pretorius, at its Wrexham base, is suitable for use in cleanroom environments and can be used for a range of applications, including diagnostics, analytical, and synthesis products.
Further potential is also being explored.
Porvair general manager Roy Rigby said: “Our new automated assembly machinery is redefining how Porvair approaches the bioscience side of the business, ensuring higher quality products and a much stronger manufacturing focus.
“Indeed, this will have major strategic implications for Porvair, driving improvements across a wide range of applications, lowering costs, and adding value in the marketplace.
“We are also keen to explore the many possibilities that this opportunity creates, as we look to enhance our reputation as a trusted manufacturer of finished components. Porvair is committed to sustained innovation, and our automated assembly machinery is another demonstration of that.”