Welland Medical, based at the Brunel Centre, Manor Royal, Crawley, UK a specialist manufacturer of ostomy products, has celebrated the opening of its extended manufacturing facility at Diamond Point, also located within the Manor Royal industrial area.
The new facility was officially opened on the 29th October 2008 by The Worshipful the Mayor of Crawley Councillor Dr Howard Bloom and Mr Nigel D Piercey, the Chairman at CliniMed Holdings Ltd, the parent company of Welland Medical.
During the ceremony staff and invitees took part in a guided tour, where they were shown products being manufactured; the same machinery responsible for the production of Welland’s most recent product ranges. These new products result in a further leap forward for the stoma care market and include a new range of closed and drainable ostomy products (Freestyle Vie) launched in the UK, distributed by CliniMed, and a new range of 2 piece products, launched to the export market.
Sean Farbrother, Managing Director of Welland Medical Ltd said:
“This has been an extremely busy year for Welland and we are proud and excited to have expanded our business to the benefit of employees and patients alike. The new manufacturing facility will enable us to focus on new product development whilst increasing our manufacturing output to keep up with demand.”