Birtley, County Durham, UK. 12th January 2018 - Parker Hannifin, the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, has announced the creation of a new division, Parker Bioscience Filtration Division. The division, which has sites in Birtley, UK and Oxnard, California, will deliver international bioprocessing, food and beverage, and healthcare solutions that previously operated under the Parker domnick hunter brand.
Parker Bioscience Filtration Division designs, supplies and delivers whole systems for both upstream and downstream pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and provides filtration solutions for the global food and beverage industry.
The integrated bioprocessing solutions provided by Parker Bioscience Filtration Division speed up development times, increase efficiency and safety, and enable reproducible quality. Incorporating SciLog® and domnick hunter, Parker Bioscience Filtration Division combines filtration, single-use fluid-handling systems and sensors into automated single-use solutions.
The new division will also build on Parker domnick hunter’s heritage in the food and beverage sector, for which it provides a wide range of filtration solutions. Parker Bioscience Filtration Division has specialist expertise in the brewing, bottled water, wine and dairy industries, and supports companies in improving process control, efficiency and security throughout their production and packaging processes.
The launch of the new division coincides with increased investment by Parker Hannifin in its Birtley, UK site. In 2017, the company announced that the facility was to start manufacturing the company’s automated bioprocessing systems, complementing existing production at its site in Oxnard, California, while 2016 saw the introduction of a new ISO Class 7 cleanroom at the facility, from which Parker Bioscience Filtration Division is now producing single-use manifolds incorporating tubing, bioprocess containers, filters, sensors and other components for use in the bioprocessing industry.
This additional manufacturing capability will allow the newly-named Parker Bioscience Filtration Division to service its European biopharmaceutical markets more effectively, shortening the supply chain and making it easier for biopharmaceutical manufacturers to access automated systems, manifolds and receive close specialist technical support. The investment also means that Parker Bioscience Filtration Division can offer a more robust manufacturing capacity, based around the capabilities of its dual sites: an important capability for business continuity planning.
Kris Holmes, Business Unit Manager at Parker Bioscience Filtration Division, said: “The launch of Parker Bioscience Filtration Division demonstrates Parker Hannifin’s strong ongoing commitment to its clients in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing and food and beverage sectors. In conjunction with increased investment in the Birtley site, this is a major step forward for our operations in the UK and further enhances our ability to serve European markets.”
For more information, visit www.parker.com/bioscience
About Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.
Parker Bioscience Filtration Division - Bioprocessing
Parker Bioscience Filtration Division provides integrated bioprocessing solutions that speed up development times, increase efficiency and safety, and enable reproducible quality. Incorporating SciLog® and domnick hunter, Parker combines filtration, single-use fluid-handling systems and sensors into automated single-use solutions. Visit www.parker.com/bioscience and learn how we can create your single-use solution.
Parker Bioscience Filtration Division – Food and Beverage
Parker Bioscience Filtration Division has five decades of experience in working with the international food and beverage sector and offers a wide range of filtration solutions. It has the expertise to work with customers to help them achieve new levels of process control, efficiency and security throughout their production, storage, and packaging processes. Visit www.parker.com/bioscience and learn how we support your filtration requirements.