Suncombe's New Facility Doubles Manufacturing Space

The facility also includes a manufacturing and prototyping workshop.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

July 8, 2024

2 Min Read
Suncombe's new facility in the UK.
The new site is controlled to only contain stainless steel alloys and higher grade metals to avoid cross contamination.Suncombe

Suncombe, a global supplier of hygienic process equipment and systems, has opened a new UK facility in Bishop’s Stortford. The new premises will more than double the total amount of manufacturing space currently available and there is the opportunity for further expansion in the future.

The new site includes a fully furnished workshop with 8-meter headroom, further enhancing the company’s ability to assemble larger, higher and more complex systems that Suncombe offers, without the need to complete the assembly in different phases.

The UK facility is environmentally and procedurally controlled to only contain stainless steel alloys and higher grade metals, to avoid cross contamination. In addition, the production area can be segregated to provide individual manufacturing pods, for separate and confidential projects. It integrates a number of new innovative technologies, skills and facilities to enable a truly digital, highly flexible benchmark for process system manufacturing. Plus it includes a manufacturing and prototyping workshop and a dedicated area focusing on future development, making it into an innovation hub for clients.

Bishop’s Stortford, was chosen partly due to its strategic location between two of the major UK business areas for the equipment, in London and Cambridge, together with its proximity to major transport hubs, both domestic and international. It is also in close proximity to Stansted Airport. All these factors will improve responsiveness and delivery times, says the company.

“We are delighted to inaugurate our new office in, Bishop’s Stortford, a reflection of our commitment to providing world class design and supply of process systems for the biopharma and research sectors,” said Steve Overton, director. “This expansion will allow us to increase the number and size of systems that we are able to supply and improve our lead times and factory loading.”

The decision to expand capacity was taken thanks to a marked increase in orders and the demand for more bespoke and complex systems. Suncombe is planning on hiring skilled workers to meet demand. The new facility is planned to come online over the next six months and an official Grand Opening will be announced.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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