Ashford Orthodontics expands with new laboratory premises

Ashford Orthodontics expands with new laboratory premises

Sunderland based Ashford Orthodontics has moved into a new and much larger laboratory to accommodate further expansion of the business in the coming year.

The orthodontic laboratory offers the latest in orthodontic technologies and solutions, including 3D printing and scanning.

High demand for Ashford’s services prompted the move, as the company has seen an increase both in the UK and internationally.

Ashford Orthodontics has seen continuous growth over the last 15 years, and during 2015 the company recruited eight new members of staff.

This growth is expected to continue in 2016, with the company aiming to employ a further ten people.

Sean Thompson, director of Ashford Orthodontics said: “Our new laboratory opens up the potential for further growth of Ashford Orthodontics.

"Having almost doubled in size since 2014, we aim to take on even more staff during 2016 and increase our production capability. 

“As we expand, the size and space of the new laboratory means we will be able to improve efficiency of our production techniques for manufacturing the latest orthodontic solutions and technologies – such as our state-of-the-art 3D scanning and digital printing facilities.”

The new laboratory is based in Southwick Industrial Estate and at 6000 sq ft, is five times the size of the previous laboratory, based in Sunniside.

The new building is situated near to where the iconic New Wear Crossing bridge is being built, making it easily accessible for potential and current clients.

It also features a brand new training and learning facility where both internal and external courses for a variety of specialist services can be held, enabling Ashford Orthodontics to showcase its expertise and capabilities to delegates from around the UK.