Pioneers in engineering plastics since 1962, Enplas boasts an annual turnover of US$400m and employs over 4,000 people across seven manufacturing sites and multiple offices worldwide.
Having developed and manufactured leading edge components for the automotive, telecommunications and optical (LED) industries, Enplas moved into the life science industry 15 years ago to rise to the challenge of applying microfabrication technologies to the design and manufacture of precision components for the sector.
Having now established itself as a leading supplier to the life sciences sector, the company has opened its first R&D centre in the UK at Chesterford Research Park in Essex in a bid to leverage the strong research and development connections abundant in and around Cambridge and throughout the Cambridge, Oxford, London triangle.
Jim Ballesty, general manager of Enpla, said: “We viewed a number of laboratory spaces during our search but Chesterford stood out due to its exceptional combination of plug-and-play laboratory facilities and central amenities within The Nucleus. The nature of our projects will fuel our growth and at Chesterford we have a laboratory set up that will enable that growth without the need to move.
“Existing Park occupiers were also a significant attraction to us. Our model is very much a collaborative one and we hope to build mutually beneficial relationships with fellow life science organisations at the Park as we develop and grow.”
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