Aerosol stem and gasket seal production has gone into overdrive at Bristol-based Avon Group since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic – with seven billion having been shipped around the globe in the last 12 months.
The company invested in new plant before the onset of the crisis and as a result, it has been able to meet a huge surge in global demand for sanitisers, cleaning products and soaps.
This investment in sophisticated, automated production equipment and quality monitoring systems has enabled the company to scale-up output to meet the unprecedented increase in orders.
Avon Group, established in 1979, is now the largest manufacturer of aerosol valve and stem gasket seals in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
Its laboratory and manufacturing facility in South Wales produces stem and gasket seals used in the manufacture of aerosols and pumps that safely dispense a huge range of liquids and gases.
Quality has not been compromised despite the huge increase in capacity as rigorous testing shows that across the industry, the company continues to achieve unrivalled CPK values for inner and outer dimensions.
“The products we manufacture are used in literally billions of household and industrial aerosols,” says Kevin Harrop, group operations director.
“The Covid-19 pandemic sparked a sudden, massive increase in global demand for these products, but as a result of significant innovative investment we have been able to meet this demand by successfully gearing up production and not compromising on quality or delivery lead times.”