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Air filter manufacturer invests in new hi-tech equipment to meet demand

Tuesday 20th December, 2022

A BRIDGWATER-BASED family-run air filter manufacturing and services company has recently invested in the latest automated equipment for its production line following an increase in demand for its products (December 2022).

Jasun Envirocare has seen sales of its air filtration systems go up significantly since the pandemic started and has purchased the kit for an undisclosed figure with support from Lloyds Bank.

Graham Bentley, Chairman of Jasun Envirocare on Parrett Way in Bridgwater, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, says: “We have seen a 15.7% increase in demand for our air filters and air filtration systems since the start of the pandemic, particularly from firms in the commercial, retail and office environments and hospitality sectors, wanting to implement new air filters that help increase air hygiene and cut operating costs.

“Installing new air filters and managing filter systems can reduce businesses energy costs by up to 80% and under industry and professional guidelines, improved general filtration to a minimum level of 80% at ePM1 (1 micron particle sizes).

“We are seeing increasing demand of domestic air filters from consumers who previously relied on overseas production cycles.

“Seeking methods to streamline production and increase operational efficiency will help to shield our customers from further supply chain issues that could potentially impact their strategic ambitions. 

“We’ve always maintained our production facility in the UK and resisted the temptation to offshore our operations over the last 50 years. The sector knowledge and support we have received from Lloyds Bank in the form of an undisclosed fee, has been invaluable. It’s allowed us to move forward with our ambitious growth plans and make adaptations to our business that will help us remain resilient.”

Lloyds Banking Group is a leading UK-based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services, focused on personal and commercial customers. It helps businesses across the UK, giving them the funding and support they need to grow both at home and abroad.

Will Kite, Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank, said: “Global supply chain bottlenecks and rising inflation have shaken the industry with our latest Business Barometer survey in July reporting the manufacturing sector’s economic confidence fell by 12 points to 20%. This lowering confidence shows businesses must be proactive to help protect themselves from the current inflationary challenges.

“It’s been brilliant to work with Jasun Envirocare and help them increase their specialist production capacity and provide a more extensive service to their customers. We hope other manufacturers take inspiration from their successes, so we can bring more home-grown business back to Britain.”

Jasun Envirocare Plc was first established in London in 1972 by husband-and-wife team Trevor and Barbara Foot and by the 1980s had moved to Billingshurst in West Sussex. This factory was destroyed by the great storm of 1987 and the company then moved to Bridgwater, where it has been for the last 35 years.

In 1999 Jasun Envirocare launched https://www.jfilters.com/, making it the first air filters company worldwide to offer its full range of products online.

The company, whose strapline is ‘a breath of fresh air,’ has a proud history and reputation as a provider of quality bespoke and standard filtration products and services.

It provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for filter supply, distribution and installation to meet all commercial air hygiene and water treatment needs. It manufactures and supplies filter products that meet International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and European (Eurovent) requirements.

Jasun has grown to be one of the UK’s leading air filter manufacturers and prides itself on its family values. The name Jasun was created from the founders, Mr and Mrs Foot’s daughter’s names, Jane and Susan, taking the Ja from Jane’s name and the Su and n from both Susan and Jane. While the company is now onto its third generation of family members, its founding principles remain true.

The company employs more than 200 people in Bridgwater and Waterlooville and has factories and offices across Europe.

For further details, please call 01278 452277 or visit https://www.jfilters.com/.

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