Meachers facilitates new research centre
11 July 2018
Biome Bioplastics has opened a new research and development (R&D) unit in Southampton within a building provided by Meachers Global Logistics.
This move supports Biome's work in developing bio-based and compostable alternatives to oil-based plastics. Expansion was necessary following increased interest from the market in novel approaches to plastic products.
The new site doubles the size of the footprint of Biome's development capability.
Donna Simpson-Strange, project manager at Biome said: “To minimise downtime of its operations, we needed to ensure some of the advanced scientific equipment was carefully relocated from the head office in Marchwood to the new site in Nursling. The supportive and focused team at Meachers was on-hand to assist us at every stage, and our close working relationship meant that the new unit was operational in minimal time.”
Gary Whittle, commercial director sales at Meachers said: ““Meachers Global Logistics are pleased to have strengthened our long-term partnership with Biome Bioplastics to include their R&D activities in one of our Southampton buildings.”