News | June 22, 2023

Parker Strengthens Bioscience Filtration Manufacturing Operations At Birtley, UK Site

Parker Bioscience Filtration’s Birtley, UK site.

Birtley, County Durham - Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will make a multimillion-dollar investment into its Bioscience Filtration site in Birtley, UK.

The investment will increase production capacity in the context of growing demand from the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. It includes enhancement of the site’s filter capsule and filter cartridge manufacturing facilities, and installation of a new water treatment plant this year to more than double the site’s water plant capacity.

Laurent Pouchard, general manager at Parker Bioscience Filtration’s Birtley site, said: “This investment in our Birtley site is testament to Parker’s commitment to our European customer base and further strengthens our manufacturing capabilities. It will enable us to meet growing demand from the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries for our solutions, and builds on the ongoing success of the site.”

As part of the investment, Parker’s filter capsule production capabilities will be enhanced by new manufacturing equipment, including a laser-etch machine, state-of-the-art pleater, and machinery for end-capping and testing.

Increased investment in the site’s membrane manufacturing facilities will support the creation of a new membrane filter production line. Parker’s expertise in implementing lean principles will also help to increase efficiency and productivity, and further support capacity improvements.

The new development plans follow a major expansion of the Birtley site in 2019, which included the creation of modern office and conferencing spaces, extended laboratories, a new clean room for the production of single-use technologies, as well as manufacturing and testing facilities.

About Parker Bioscience

Parker Bioscience Filtration, with its sites in Birtley (UK) Oxnard (US) and Jangangongdan (South Korea) supports customers both locally and globally in improving process control, efficiency and supply chain security throughout their production and packaging processes.

Parker Bioscience Filtration designs, supplies and delivers systems for both upstream and downstream pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and provides integrated bioprocessing solutions that speed up development times and increase efficiency and safety to enable reproducible quality.

It has five decades of experience in working with the international food and beverage sector and offers a wide range of filtration solutions that ensure product quality, while maintaining the lowest cost of ownership.

About Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century, the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

Source: Parker Bioscience