Critical apparel and medical device service provider Micronclean has completed a £400,000 investment program at its Lincolnshire plant, helping it to increase capacity by 35%.
The company says the investment in its cleanroom laundry in Skegness provides long-term job security at the site and supports all four UK-made Covid vaccines.
In 2019 Micronclean closed the last remnants of its original laundry supplying bed and table linen to hotels, restaurants and bed and breakfasts in Lincolnshire. The laundry had been part of the business since the founding of Skegness Steam Laundry in 1883.
The move – which did not result in any mandatory redundancies – allowed Micronclean to focus fully on its laundry offering and its ability to serve the NHS and drugmakers across the UK.
The company was also able to weather the onset of the covid pandemic and maintain ‘excellent levels of service’ as the country juggled lockdown restrictions and a surge in demand for specialist clothing .
Following the increase in demand, Micronclean decided to invest £400,000 in a new clean room laundry, located on the site of the old laundry. This new facility has increased the company’s cleanroom laundry capacity by 35% as the company wins new contracts across the UK.
Robert Parker, Managing Director of Micronclean, said: “The development of the new facility demonstrates how a company like Micronclean can respond quickly and successfully to new market opportunities by investing wisely in new facilities, which enhances the safety of employment.
“Our staff have been fantastic throughout the pandemic, without their efforts we would not have the confidence to make this investment in Skegness.
“As a business we can continually look forward to new opportunities, Micronclean is in a strong position to grow our facilities and our people, both in the Skegness area and at all our sites in Lincolnshire. Our plans long term are exciting, especially our plans for significant local investment.