Leading Sealing distributor Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd has moved to a new base in Ashington.

The company signed a 10-year lease on 30,000 sq ft at Sovereign Business Park, where it carried out a complete re-fit to create a more productive, flexible working environment to accommodate the increase in business and the room for further expansion.

Managing Director, Diane Reach said: “This is an exciting phase in the ongoing development of Eastern Seals in the North East as we continue to see increased demand for our sealing products not just within the UK, but worldwide.

“To have all of our employees working on one level in such a well-planned, more productive environment is, in my opinion, more beneficial, as it fosters team spirit and allows people to share ideas and innovate, working more proactively, as well as interact socially in the breakout spaces.”

Diane added: “By signing a 10-year lease we are clearly setting out our commitment to the region and we look forward to building further on established relationships while at the same time winning new business in what I believe is a buoyant market.”

Eastern Seals is the largest seal supplier in the North of the UK and since the company commenced trading in 2007, its customer base has continued to grow, resulting in demand for more stock to be held.

Eastern Seals supplies a wide range of sealing materials to meet the demands of the Chemical Processing industry. These include materials that satisfy various international standards including FDA and USP Class VI for the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Because of the diverse range of markets within the Chemical Processing industry sector, a number of high performance materials are required to satisfy the demand for superior chemical sealing, reliability and long service life.

Eastern Seals offers a variety of specialist sealing materials. Plants around the world benefit from the company’s in-house Technical team that can help identify the best sealing solution for each process.

In 2016, the company acquired UK Seals & Polymers Ltd, to add hydraulic and pneumatic sealing products and expertise to the group. UK Seals have years of expertise in the Rail and Heavy Transport industry. The combined strength of both companies have allowed each facility to further develop sales, product ranges and customer service.