Ultrafilter welcomes George Freeman MP to celebrate £2 million investment


The Minister for Science, Research and Innovation visited Herefordshire-based Ultrafilter Medical’s Ross-on-Wye facility to mark the significant investment into its product range.

As well as a touring the factory and meeting Ultrafilter’s 67-strong team, the Minister found out about the company’s role supplying face masks during the pandemic. Known as ‘Britain’s Big Mask Giveaway’, the campaign saw the donation of one million masks across the country.

He also heard about Ultrafilter’s new £2 million investment in its Ross-on-Wye factory to facilitate production of new processed-water filtration products at the site. This diversification of Ultrafilter’s UK product range will support the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors, delivering benefits to both industries and reducing reliance on US and Chinese suppliers.

Science Minister George Freeman said: “The UK life science sector is creating exciting new companies, jobs and careers across the UK, not just in the Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge or London, but in advanced manufacturing, engineering and high-value supply-chain equipment and technology. Ultrafilter is an exciting, high-growth business, today investing £2m to expand into new markets.”

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Ultrafilter was founded in 2020 from an investment by the Kronsbein family. Since opening, the Ross-on-Wye site and its sister factory in Germany have produced over 400 million masks, used by frontline workers in Herefordshire and further afield. They are part of the Ultrafilter group, a global filtration company with local presence throughout Europe, The Americas, Asia and Australasia.

Dustin Kronsbein, managing director at Ultrafilter added: “We are delighted that the Minister visited Ultrafilter and took the time to find out how our company remains at the forefront of emerging filtration technologies.

“It was exciting to share how our experience and knowledge of industrial filtration solutions are now being applied to filtering water, improving existing products and reducing reliance on global imports, as well creating potential to export into new markets.”

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