The Future Looks Bright!
2 February 2015
With new facilities in place, 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Brightwell Dispensers Ltd. Here we take a look at our success to date, and discover what the future holds for us.
Brightwell Dispensers Ltd. are a global designer and manufacturer of innovative soap, paper and chemical dosing and dispensing systems. Created in 1947, the family company grew from its humble Newhaven origins as a manufacturer of industrial paste dispensers for hand washing and protection in production areas, to position itself at the forefront of the professional hygiene industry.
The company has witnessed exponential growth in recent years, building up a strong global export market serving over 85 countries. In order to cater for its growth across the USA, a North American branch in Kansas was opened in 2011 under the name, Brightwell Dispensers Inc.
With 95% of Brightwell Dispensers’ products manufactured in-house in the UK, the company recognised that increased sales worldwide may begin to put their existing shipping operations under pressure. In response to this, construction on a new purpose-built logistics complex began and it opened its doors in January of this year. Located just off Newhaven docks in East Sussex UK, the distribution centre serves as a hub receiving finished goods and organising onward distribution to domestic and international customers.
The warehouse accounts for almost 5 times Brightwell Dispensers’ previous dispatch area. The newly appointed Shipping Manager joined the company in October and brought with him a wealth of warehousing experience. He has great plans for the future, and will be working on streamlining and modernising the existing warehousing and shipping processes to deliver increased customer service and satisfaction.
Increase in demand also saw the need to upgrade the Quality Assurance (QA) facilities. The QA department moved to a newly acquired building in Newhaven at the end of 2014. The modern building consists of specialised labs including a wet room for Brightwell’s ECOrange, a pneumatic testing room and a quality investigation room to guarantee that products continue to meet customer expectations in terms of quality and expertise.
Testing soap dispenser range in Quality Assurance Suite
2015 is off to a flying start for Brightwell! Contact Brightwell Dispensers to discuss your business requirements or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with all our latest news and product developments!