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Medical device and diagnostic equipment firm set to double in size at Corsham site

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Welcome boost to the local economy as leading medical firm expands and creates new jobs

Medical Wire Equipment (MWE) has doubled its presence at the Leafield Industrial Estate in Corsham as the company continues to thrive.

In July 2020, MWE secured a lease on a 20,000 sq. ft unit with HPH and has now signed another deal on a further 20,000 sq. ft on a 10 year lease, doubling its floor space on the popular commercial estate.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, MWE produced in excess of 100 million medical devices each year, servicing customers in domestic and global markets. Now, as the primary UK manufacturer of the transport devices required for Covid-19 testing, MWE has tripled production.

The additional space at Leafield will allow MWE to create further jobs and develop UK exports as the company continues to eye growth in the latter stages of the pandemic and beyond.

CEO of MWE, Andrew Broggio, said, "Our preanalytical medical device technology has seen an unprecedented surge in demand. With the new space leased from HPH, our increased production capability will allow us to develop resilience in the UK medical device sector with particular emphasis on UK manufactured swabs for sample collection to a level not seen before now. MWE produces its range of specimen collection and preanalytical devices exclusively in the UK and has an extensive network of distributors operating as partners across the globe."

Managing Director of HPH, Lindsay Holdoway, said he was encouraged to see MWE expanding and providing jobs for local people.

He said, “MWE has seen very significant growth owing to the pandemic and we are pleased to be able to offer property solutions and to be a part of the company’s ongoing success story.

“A year ago the demand for the products MWE provides surged and at the same time we had an occupier who was struggling in lockdown. We were able to offer the struggling company an exit which meant we could provide MWE premises to facilitate their rapid expansion.

“Since then, the company has continued to grow and HPH is pleased once again to be able to provide MWE with the high quality commercial space it needs for its continued success.”

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