January 2020 sees leading medical device & med-tech supplier, Boddingtons, begin the expansion of its Class 7 cleanroom.
The new facility will be created inside the £4.6m purpose built factory building that was launched by Lord Digby Jones some three years ago.
At 225 sq metres in size the footprint of the expansion is just 10 sq metres short of the existing facility. It has the potential to house a further eight injection moulding production cells and additional assembly lines – in addition to the eight production cells currently in the original facility.
Boddingtons CEO Andy Tibbs says that ‘we are delighted that market demand continues to drive our capacity to make Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices. This new Class 7 Cleanroom expansion is but part of a new wave of significant investment that includes state of the art vision and contact measuring equipment and the prestigious MDSAP qualification.’
The first part of the new cleanroom build at Boddingtons. Completion is expected by the end of February 2020.
Boddingtons has won the Plastics Industry Awards (PIA) four times for the category of Industrial Design. Three of those winners have been for ground-breaking medical devices. The pace of Boddingtons med-tech design and manufacturing innovation is not set to slacken during 2020.
Boddingtons will exhibit again at Med-Tech Innovation EXPO at the NEC, April 1-2, 2020. It will also show at Medical Technology Ireland, Galway, September 23-24 and at Medica Compamed, Düsseldorf, November 16-19, 2020.