Engineering and Manufacturing
500-plus per cent sales growth since March and more to come for county firm
A little-known business which produces and supplies infection control products has revealed how the coronavirus pandemic has seen its sales soar by 533 per cent.
CorrMed, which operates from a business park just north of Gloucester, said the increase was the equivilent of a 700 unit increase on the same period last year.
It is general demand for its bespoke, infection resistant medical bags that has increased significantly from the beginning of the year throughout the sector.
And then in March it secured a deal to supply the UK’s NHS Nightingale Hospitals with an order of 300 units, further boosting profits.
Katie Houghton, director at CorrMed said: “I have over 20 years of experience working with infection prevention and public health teams and so as soon as I heard about the coronavirus, I knew that products that can reliably mitigate the spread of infection would be absolutely key in managing the virus.”
She explained that Airsteril, an air sterilisation filter that rids the air of dust, and its range of medical bags aimed to “help medical professionals to do their job more efficiently whilst further protecting their patients”.
“The Airsterilsystem is also in use across many other industries such as hospitality, conference centres, offices and washrooms in order to allow them to trade safely,” she added.
AIRsteril helps rid the air of dust, bacteria and viruses and according to the firm “has been shown to kill a wide range of microbes that are more difficult to eradicate than coronavirus, both in the air and on surfaces”.
Business is expected to continue grow throughout the rest of the year with the UK Government's flu vaccine initiative planned for the Autumn where Corrmed's vaccine carry bags, that are designed for maintaining temperatures, will be invaluable.
Should social distancing continue into winter months when the ventilation for buildings becomes more challenging, a surge in the air sterilisation business is predicted in order to provide clean fresh air inside with ongoing infection control protection.
CorrMed’s air sterilisation technology is also currently being used at a number of hotels and offices around the county to protect staff and guests.