Production Facility

A key element of the business is that SpectrumX holds a manufacturing license for the various products, making us and Spectrum Antimicrobials the only two companies in the world with the technical know-how to produce the unique formulations.

We have worked with specialists in the facility and process design to identify significant process savings allowing the company to achieve a lower unit cost and compete on price point with traditional alcohol based sanitisers.

Manufacturing in the UK provides SpectrumX with supply chain and production previously not currently available when shipping product from California.

To execute these licenses SpectrumX has a long lease on a 16,000 sq ft manufacturing unit in Cheshire in the North West of England. This area has excellent road, air, sea and rail links making it easy for the distribution of our products to the UK and beyond and as such this facility serves as the production site for UK and EU distribution. The fit out is being undertaken on a phased basis to align with our overall delivery strategy as follows:

  • Phase 1 – non-pharma manufacturing – complete
  • Phase 1A – facility administration spaces – ongoing
  • Phase 2 – pharmaceutical manufacturing – Q3 2022

The facility includes:

Security

  • Regulatory compliant restricted zoned access control
  • 24/7 external monitored CCTV and alarm systems
    SR4 secure storage provision for critical raw materials
  • Full perimeter secure fencing
 

Clean Room / Production Area

  • 3,000sqft of Class 5 and 8 clean rooms for manufacturing including walk on suspended ceiling, HEPA fan filter units, HVAC system to manage environment
  • Parallel production lines to maximise capacity
  • Pressure cascade in place throughout to maintain cleanliness and air locks on all doors
  • Automated gas injection system with HSE compliant storage and controls, integrated monitoring and shutdown systems and automated gas extraction
 

Purified Water System

  • Pharmaceutical grade reverse osmosis water purifying system including integrated data logging and sanitisation system and 10,000L pharmaceutical grade storage tank
  • Piped purified water throughout manufacturing for production and cleaning
 
Bottling Line
 
  • Fully automated bottling line capable of processing
    between 3000 to 4000 bottles per hour
 

Microbiology Laboratory Facility 

  • Class 8 clean room for microbiology and Quality Control
  • Equipment including: Colorimeters, Incubators, Refrigerators, Vortexes, Light pads, PH meters, Viscometers, Autoclaves, Centrifuges

General

  • Raw material and finished product storage areas
  • ISO9001 approved QC process
  • Halal approved facility
  • Secure storage for ingredients and finished products
  • Allowance for future expansion to provide for new product lines and in house bottling facilities


Sustainability

  • EPC Energy rating A
  • Increased % of rooflights to reduce need for warehouse lighting use
  • High level of insulation
  • Proposals for PV array to be installed to contribute towards power requirements
  • Process water used for toilet flushing
  • EV charging