Jobs boost for area as manufacturing firm supports global scientific breakthroughs

Brooks Life Sciences, a leading manufacturer based in Wotton near Dorking, has consolidated its position with a £2m investment to further support research into the world’s most deadly diseases.

Shane Thompson, Brooks Life Sciences
Shane Thompson, Brooks Life Sciences

The company specialises in manufacturing PCR plates and seals used for research across the pharmaceutical industry. These integral products are produced at the Wotton site, and play a vital role in the research and development of vaccines and cures for illnesses affecting millions around the world, including Cancer and Covid-19.

With a well-established presence, a highly-commended reputation and a heritage over the last decade, Brooks Life Sciences is now a leading worldwide provider of innovative and comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions for the life sciences industry.

Established as 4titude Ltd, the company became part of the Brooks Life Sciences global business in 2017 and has continued to develop and grow, supporting many of the most prominent businesses and research institutions worldwide.

PCR plates and seals used for research in pharmaceuticals

Brooks Life Sciences has utilised a £2 million investment to expand and boost its offering during a time when there has been a global effort to develop Covid-19 vaccines.

The recent expansion has seen the company invest in new machines, tools and ancillary equipment across the Wotton site, whilst signing a new lease agreement to secure the current site and additional buildings for a further ten years.

The business has shown rapid growth over the last few years, doubling production output since 2017, with 26.1 million parts being produced in 2020, forecast to increase to 35 million in 2021 due to the rapidly increasing demand since the global pandemic.

The surge in demand for Brooks’ products coupled with the impressive investment will provide long term security for the business and its dedicated local workforce.

The team has also increased by 65 per cent, with Brooks now providing 116 jobs across the local area and the region.

As the demands increase Brooks is planning for the future and looking to recruit around 30 new team members at their Wotton site including positions across the business in production, quality, warehouse, product management, logistics, and inventory.

Shane Thompson, Brooks Life Sciences’ Site and Global Manufacturing Director Consumable and Instruments said, “Over the past few years we have seen a significant increase in the demand for our products which highlights how research and development is leading the way to find innovative solutions to many of the illnesses that affect us globally. Every single member of our team takes great pride in the fact that our products play a key role in helping to combat these devastating diseases and create a better and brighter future to live in.

“At Brooks, new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking are driving our future. We are excited to be expanding and growing our team and are currently looking for dedicated people to join us.”

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