First and foremost, Merry Christmas to all of our customers and suppliers, not to mention our fantastic team. Thank you so much, for helping us to achieve a tremendous 2018!
As it’s almost time to crack open the mince pies, here is a brief roundup of our activities throughout what has proved to be a very, very busy year…
This year, MechaTech Systems proudly celebrated our tenth successful year in the design, manufacture and support of Vacuum Systems and LyoDry Freeze Dryers. To mark the occasion, we hot footed into Bristol city centre and enjoyed a delicious dinner, followed by an hilarious evening at a comedy club!
In January, we visited São Paulo, Brazil supported by a representative of the Economic Growth Management on behalf of the DIT…
… to find a distributor of LyoDry Freeze Dryers in the region, to support both new and existing customers. We are delighted to announce our new partnership with DP Union in Brazil, who have many years expertise in analytical and scientific instrumentation. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.
2018 has seen unprecedented sales of LyoDry Freeze Dryers, both in the UK and overseas. They are now installed in most UK universities, and in far corners of the globe including Harvard University in the US, the Abisko Research Station in the northern tip of Sweden and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia.
In February, we launched our brand new LyoDry Benchtop Pro freeze dryer. This incorporates all features of our ever popular LyoDry Compact Benchtop freeze dryer. However, the LyoDry Benchtop Pro also offers enhanced functionality, such as data logging, trends etc for more closely controlled, laboratory scale freeze drying.
Vacuum Systems have also been in high demand throughout 2018, including Vacuum Degassing Systems, Vacuum Dryers and Hyscan II Hydrogen in Aluminium Analysers. Added to which, we’ve had another busy year manufacturing and supporting award-winning Advanced Vacuum Drying System (AVDS) for ‘in-box’ drying of nuclear waste; and carrying out vacuum drying trials for potential new partners both in the UK and overseas. Our annual exhibit at the NDA Supply Chain Event 2018 proved another excellent opportunity to showcase this technology.
Vacuum Pumps Spares and Freeze Dryers Accessories orders continue to expand in the UK and overseas; and our Maintenance Dept has seen exceptional growth during 2018, as more and more customers take advantage of preferential Service Contract rates!
All in all, 2018 has been an exceptional year! We’ve welcomed several new staff members to our fabulous, hard-working team, and are still recruiting additional engineers.