International sterilisation company creates 30 jobs at new Markham Vale base

International sterilisation specialists Sterigenics has received the keys to a new state-of-the-art facility at Markham Vale which has allowed the firm to create up to 30 new jobs.

The firm’s bespoke sterilisation facility is set to officially open in December 2018.

The company specialises in sterilising medical equipment and has facilities in 13 countries including America and China. The new site will be in addition to its existing base at Somercotes in Derbyshire.

Adrian Wye, director of operations of Sterigenics, said: “Our Markham Vale North facility is strategically located to serve the needs of our European customers. Its prime location at the heart of the UK’s motorway network will provide an optimum location for their supply chain logistics. And our facility’s high-tech capabilities will deliver the turnaround times necessary to distribute their products to market quickly.”


Sterigenics will be the fourth business to join Gist, Ferdinand Bilstein UK and Great Bear Distribution on Markham Vale North.

Derbyshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration Councillor Tony King said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sterigenics to our Markham Vale site and news they’re set to create up to 30 jobs is fantastic.

“The firm’s investment in Derbyshire shows how confident they are in the county as a place to grow their business and thrive.

“Markham’s excellent location next to the M1 motorway is set to help the business reach more even more customers and we’re looking forward to following the progress of their new state-of-the-art facility.”


The company’s new 69,000 square feet base has been built by Henry Boot Developments – our private sector property partner. Vivienne Clements, director of Henry Boot Developments, said: “We’re pleased that Sterigenics has chosen Markham Vale for its UK base – it will no doubt prove an ideal location from which to serve and expand its European customer base.

“Generally, demand for well-located industrial and warehousing space has remained robust. At Markham Vale, we’ve worked hard to make sure we’re not only offering direct motorway access in a prime central location but also the very best quality in terms of premises and service. Given the consistently high interest in remaining opportunities, it’s a strategy that has paid off.”