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Prima Dental gets a new £3 million innovation centre

PUBLISHED: 11:09 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 03 May 2017

Prima Dental's new £3 million research and innovation centre

Prima Dental's new £3 million research and innovation centre


A new Research and Innovation Centre is in the pipeline as a leading manufacturer invests £3 million to expand its base in Quedgeley

Prima Dental is also investing in additional production space as part of its expansion programme, creating 40 new jobs over the next three years, seeing total staff numbers rise from 210 to 250.

The manufacturer of precision dental instruments is building a new 21,000 sq ft building close to its existing base at Waterwells Business Park in Quedgeley.

The company will be starting a recruitment drive to fill a range of roles including production engineers, machine operators and technicians.

Richard Muller, group managing director at Prima Dental, says: “We are operating at full capacity across our existing plant at Waterwells so this additional site will increase the size of our plant by nearly 60 per cent.

“We are starting the recruitment process to fill these new roles and we are seeking new staff to join us as soon as possible.”

As well as increasing manufacturing capacity, the new building will accommodate Prima’s new Research and Innovation Centre, set up to spearhead product development and advanced dental engineering. The new centre will include R&D space, product testing areas, product show rooms and education facilities.

Richard says: “The launch of our new Research and Innovation Centre is an exciting development for us.

“The dental sector is continuously evolving, driven by digital technologies, changing manufacturing methods and raw materials. There is increased demand for more complex product and our investment in this new facility will help us remain at the forefront of dental engineering.”

Prima Dental is the world’s fastest growing carbide bur (dental drill) manufacturer, exporting 30 million units per year to 90 countries. Within the past three years the company has launched a sales and distribution channel in India and created a joint venture company in Brazil, becoming the first manufacturer of dental burs in South America.

Richard adds: “2016 was a record year for us in terms of production and sales and we’re very encouraged by two major contract wins in the USA and Japan at the beginning of this year.

“The outlook looks very strong and our new production facility will help us achieve significant planned growth in our new and developing markets.”

Construction started on the new site in March and the new building should be fully fitted out and operational by late autumn this year.

Visit the Prima Dental website here!


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