EtchTech Systems Limited, a new scientific business which specialises in dry etching for the semiconductor industry, has become the latest business to move on to The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn.

SOG Ltd, owner and operator of The Heath, is providing office space and a research and development laboratory for EtchTech.

SOG’s technicians have created a bespoke space for EtchTech in which their scientists will also have a Customer Demonstration facility to enable them to showcase their cutting-edge technology. The laboratory includes environmentally-friendly extraction fume cupboards and new systems to supply nitrogen, compressed air and electricity.

EtchTech, whose main office is in Deeside, Flintshire, moved on to The Heath earlier this month and expect to have their Customer Demonstration facility fully operational in October.

Scientist Dr Raj Odedra, Director – Head of Business for EtchTech, says:  “As a new business we needed a good and easily accessible location in which to set up our R&D laboratory and Customer Demonstration plant.  The Heath is ideally situated and has also been able to offer a high level of technical support to help us quickly convert the space into a bespoke laboratory to meet our very specific requirements.”

Dr Odedra says that EtchTech are currently recruiting technicians and scientists to their Runcorn operation.

Lesley Lunt, Sales and Marketing Manager at The Heath, said: “We are delighted to welcome EtchTech as the latest resident to take space in our Science Centre.  The Heath has an excellent reputation for supporting new businesses to get up and running, not only by providing space but also through the highly specialised technical support services that we also offer.”

About The Heath

The Heath Business and Technical Park is a phenomenal regeneration success story. Formed in 2000, its owner and operator, SOG Ltd, has transformed a once single occupancy corporate facility into a thriving independent business park. The Heath now provides office and laboratory accommodation for more than 120 individual organisations, ranging from business services and IT specialists to those at the cutting edge of science, research and advanced manufacturing.  Around 2,000 people are employed at the site. For further information, telephone 01928 515988 or visit www.theheath.com

Issued on behalf of The Heath Business and Technical Park,

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX – Part of the SOG Group

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