Pegler bids to cut infections

Exports: Stuart Anderson, left, and Bank of England deputy governor Charlie Bean touring the Doncaster factory.

Exports: Stuart Anderson, left, and Bank of England deputy governor Charlie Bean touring the Doncaster factory.

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Pegler Yorkshire has unveiled a revolutionary new antimicrobial tap designed to cut the risks of infections spreading in hospitals, while also preventing staff scalding their hands.

The Doncaster firm has become the first in the UK to develop antimicrobial taps, made from copper, which has an inherent ability to kill bacteria.

Pegler Yorkshire’s tap product market manager, Mike Dickinson, explained: “With taps being one area of a hospital that is continuously used, it is imperative that manufacturers develop new products to help combat the issues facing the industry.

“The results of research conducted by specialists across the world has shown that the antimicrobial benefits of copper far outweigh any other product on the market.”

News of the development came as Bank of England Deputy Governor, Charlie Bean, visited the group’s works in St Catherine’s Avenue as part of a region wide fact finding mission.

Mr Bean was particularly interested in the growth of Pegler Yorkshire’s export sales.

Pegler Yorkshire’s managing director, Stuart Anderson, said: “As manufacturing is an important part of the local and wider economy we were encouraged by the visit and the opportunity to speak directly with the Deputy Governor.

“It was evident Mr Bean was keen to see innovation at the forefront of British manufacturing and the opportunities these innovations offer to both the regional business community and export sales.

“We are proud to show that our growth in export continues to underpin our contribution to the local economy by the staff we employ and the local suppliers we use.”

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