STA, 14 March 2022 - Cleangrad, a Ljutomer-based company specialising in design and construction of cleanrooms, has become the first in the world to develop sliding airtight doors for cleanrooms. A total of 25 such doors have been ordered so far, and if the demand increases, a new production facility will be built solely for this product.
The company, which will celebrate 20th anniversary in June, has entered 2022 with 13 million euros in orders, Cleangrad director Jernej Zupančič has told the STA as he announced the development of the new product.
He said that 2021 was one of the best years in the company's history, as sales increased by about EUR 1 million euros and revenue amounted to EUR 18.5 million.
The company continued to hire additional staff last year to increase the workforce to 240, and is still looking for new staff. "We need engineers, project managers, security engineers, electricians," Zupančič said.
Cleangrad designs and manufactures cleanrooms for the production of vaccines and medications and for hospitals, and produces doors and special airtight doors, pass-box chambers and stainless steel furniture.
It supplies its products to large pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Jannsen and GlaxoSmithKline, and it has struck partnership with the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, the Indian Serum Institute.
Cleangrad has also scored its first major project in France, in a company that will fill Covid-19 medication pills, Zupančič said, noting that this deal had secured two and a half years of work for Cleangrad.
The company has a production facility in the former premises of the clothings maker Mura, and last year it built a new administrative building nearby, in the Ljutomer industrial zone in what was a EUR 2.5 million investment.
A special showroom will also be developed there to present the company's products and production processes, and there is some additional space and land at the new location for potential new production facilities, Zupančič said.
Learn more at Cleangrad’s website