Basan UK Ltd Expands Storage Facilities/Adds Cleanrooms

FEBRUARY 24, 2009–BASINGSTOKE, UK–Basan UK Ltd is expanding its storage facilities and investing in two new cleanrooms to improve its services to customers, says owner and Managing Director, Russ Bird. Begun in 2003, the company is affiliated with the European Basan group but is independently owned.

Unable to find suitably-sized facilities at its current location in Macclesfield, England, the Company is moving its logistics center to new and larger facilities in Basingstoke. The new headquarters building will take up two warehouse units and will double the storage capacity. The addition of two new cleanrooms will help support the company’s fast-growing cleanroom packing and irradiation services.

“Our new ISO Class 5 and ISO Class 7 cleanrooms will mean we can offer additional services as well as significantly increase capacity,” says Bird. “Cleanroom packing and irradiation of products for customers has become a significant growth area for us.”

Packing and irradiation of cleanroom products for both medical device and pharmaceutical companies has helped create some interesting partnerships for the company, says Bird. “We are more than just a supplier to these customers. We have become an integral part of their own production.”

Gina Abethell, operations director at Basan, says moving the Macclesfield Logistics center to new and larger premises, together with building additional cleanroom packing capacity and consolidating the Bathgate office into one location in Basingstoke, will help improve efficiency as well increase cost effectiveness. “We will be very sorry to lose our office in Scotland but the improvements in communications and cost reductions will enable us to service customer requirements even better than before.”

The company expects to complete the changes in the organization by the end of April 2009 and is forecasting continued growth.

Further information can be obtained from: Russ Bird, Managing Director, Basan UK Ltd, Unit 3 Newton Court, Rankine Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8GF, Tel; (44) 01256 364711



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