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Antistat in Bury St Edmunds expands its reach across America ahead of Brexit

A company which provides products to prevent electrostatic discharge says it believes it is well prepared for Brexit as it expands its global offer.

Antistat based in Easlea Road, Bury St Edmunds, has been trading in Europe for the past 30 years with more recent expansion into the US.

It is now offering supply chain managed services through its new Global Service Team at its Bury HQ which employs 50 people and currently employs apprentices through West Suffolk College's STEM centre.

Staff working at Antistat in Bury St Edmunds (18748643)
Staff working at Antistat in Bury St Edmunds (18748643)

Integrity Cleanroom, Antistat's sister company, has now expanded its product range to include modular cleanrooms as well as consumables and is to launch in the US before the end of the year

Started by CEO John Hensley in 1988 with a £2,000 contribution from the Prince's Youth Business Trust the company originally worked with the military on space defence but with the end of the Cold War looked to the civilian market, providing products to the electronics, pharmaceutical, biotech, defence and automotive sectors with Integrity Cleanroom servicing the health sector.

It has also applied to the Queens Award for Enterprise in the export sector.

The new Global Service Team will provide outsourcing services to a range of global companies.

Mr Hensley said: "Antistat is well placed to expand into the US market -technology companies such as ourselves need to be where the volume manufacturing happens.

"We feel that our agile nature positions us well to create new trade agreements forecasting significant growth despite Brexit uncertainty."