The purchase of Labcaire, the airflow service and parts business of Cantel Medical was completed in May 2017. In August 2017, the Microflow business was acquired from Bioquell, including all servicing and EBDS fumigation services. The second part if this acquisition completed in January 2018, with the purchase of the airflow filter and spare parts business from Bioquell, meaning customers now have just one point of contact for Microflow servicing and parts.
Crowthorne is therefore now the exclusive OEM parts provider for both Microflow and Labcaire safety cabinets and fume cupboards. The manufacturing of these parts has been taken over to maintain the high level of service and quality of parts previously provided, so that we are able to continue to maintain these brands.
The acquisitions have made Crowthorne Group the largest independent service and testing/ validation provider for safety cabinets and fume cupboards in Europe. The independent nature of Crowthorne as a service and validation organisation remains intact and one of its greatest strengths as it is able to impartially advise on the effectiveness of a variety of product and operator protection equipment from many manufacturers. Crowthorne has a track record of over 20 years in supplying safety cabinet service, validation and troubleshooting services, and we can now add Labcaire and Microflow expertise to our portfolio.
In expanding our products and services range, Crowthorne ensures that we not only provide impartial expert advice, but we also test and/ or fix any brand of airflow products, including those sold under the Labcaire, Microflow, or Astec brands, including microbiological safety cabinets, fume cupboards, and laminar flow cabinets.
Crowthorne Group is now able to offer service and validation for: