The firm – a division of Parker Hannifin Corp. – has installed an ISO Class 7 clean room at the site in which it will make manifolds for bioprocessing systems.
It cited European customers as a key driver for the investment, explaining that the UK location will shorten supply timelines.
Guy Matthews, market development manager at Parker domnick hunter, said: “Our investment in Birtley has been made to ensure we continue to play a major role in supporting the biopharmaceutical industry across Europe and the rest of the world.”
The firm also said the new production capacity will bolster its existing single-use manifold business, which is based in in Oxnard, California.
Parker domnick hunter was formed in 2005 when Parker acquired the UK filtration technology specialist.