Watson-Marlow breaks ground on new manufacturing facility

Nov. 22, 2021
The 150,000-square-foot center in Devens, Massachusetts, will have eight ISO14644-1 Class 7 cleanrooms, warehousing space and offices.

Watson-Marlow recently announced the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts. The new facility will be dedicated to Watson-Marlow’s range of industry leading products, including peristaltic pumps, tubing, fluid path solutions and BioPure components.

The 150,000-square-foot facility will be close to the life sciences hub in the Cambridge/Boston area. The site will incorporate a suite of eight ISO14644-1 Class 7 cleanrooms, warehousing and offices, with space for two further cleanrooms within the initial footprint. With segregated cleanroom and non-cleanroom production capabilities, Watson-Marlow’s new facility will strengthen the support the company provides to customers in the region across its core sectors of pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical diagnostics and process industries.

“The new U.S. facility is an important milestone in the Watson-Marlow company history and marks a significant commitment to serving our customers in the Americas region.” said Andrew Mines, Watson-Marlow managing director. “This exciting development is bringing us closer to our customers whose purpose is to help the world around us, from advancing cell and gene therapies through to ensuring people have access to clean drinking water. Together we will continue to develop market-leading fluid management solutions to engineer a more sustainable future. A huge thanks goes to the Watson-Marlow, BioPure, Americas and Watson-Marlow Central Support teams that are making this happen, as well as to our parent Company, Spirax-Sarco Engineering who have enabled us to make such a significant investment in our future.”

Completion of the facility is due in late 2022.

Part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a FTSE100 Company, Watson-Marlow specializes in high-quality fluid management solutions for the life sciences and process industries. 

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