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In 2008 Falmouth pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow announced an expansion project made possible by ERDF Convergence investment.

Watson Marlow, Falmouth

Watson-Marlow is part of the Cheltenham-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering Group, employs 174 staff including 34 graduates on its 11-acre site on Bickland Water Road, Falmouth and the expansion has created or safeguarded 32 jobs.

"Our expansion will include new jobs for the area, and we will continue to invest in research and development, in order to maintain our position as Europe's number one positive displacement pump brand." Christopher Gadsden, Managing Director, Watson Marlow Ltd

The company built a new silicone tubing plant to support its core pump business and the growing global market for food, beverage and biopharm tubing.

The new plant aimed to more than treble tube production, cementing the company's position as a leading producer of silicone tubing, much of it destined for the bio-pharmaceutical market across Europe and North America.

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