A FAST-GROWING sanitiser firm has chosen Redditch as its new base.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen a huge increase in demand for sanitiser which has led International Water Solutions Ltd to launch a new arm of its business – Mydis – focused on the production and supply of its own alcohol-free antibacterial sanitiser.
And when it came to expanding the business, it looked to local property agent John Truslove for help.
Finance director Jeffrey Kinn said: “We are based in Essex and needed a more central distribution centre, in the Midlands. Redditch was ideal for our purposes.”
Together the Ian Parker, joint managing director of John Truslove, they identified the ideal base.
A spokesman said: “Ian was very helpful. Despite the challenges around Covid 19 he was able to show us several sites until we found the right one and the whole process from start to finish was very quick.”
Mydis has taken 6,041 sq ft of space at 29 Crossgate Road, in the heart of Park Farm industrial estate.
“The unit is initially operating as a distribution centre, but we are looking to install some major production equipment over the coming months. When that happens, we will probably be looking to recruit locally,” said Jeffrey.
“The sanitiser was initially just a sideline.
“Our main business at International Water Solutions Ltd is the production of Xziox, a biocidal disinfectant widely used in the agricultural industry in the UK, but the pandemic created a major opportunity for the business with an alcohol free sanitiser ready to go into large-scale production.
“It is kinder to the skin and tests at UKAS-accredited laboratories show it kills 99.99 per cent of bacteria and viruses, including Covid 19.
“We also manufacture dispensers, ‘fogger’ sprayers that create a mist that disinfect large areas, as well as booths that disinfect people as they enter buildings.
“Our products are currently being used in hospitals, airport terminals, on board planes and trains and even in churches.”