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Successful British Autoclave Manufacturer Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Priorclave Ltd., one of the United Kingdom’s leading manufacturers of laboratory autoclaves, is pleased to celebrate their 25th Anniversary this month. Since first opening their doors in 1988, they have shipped nearly 5,000 steam sterilizers worldwide from their southeast London facility.

Founder and Chairman Charles Prior is a firm believer in the unimpeachable quality of British engineering, reflected in the fact that every autoclave leaving the Priorclave facility is of British design and manufacture. Priorclave has not only established itself as a leading UK supplier, but has met global demand. Today, roughly 70% of their units are built for export to Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and North and South America. From Papua New Guinea to Russia, Priorclave is synonymous with reliability and value.

Over the course of 25 years the Priorclave design and manufacturing center has created one of the largest ranges of steam sterilizers available, from benchtop and top-loading, to front-loading, power-door, and pass-through steam sterilizers. As a British manufacturer, all products are bespoke, or built-to-order—even the smallest benchtop models—making Priorclave uniquely qualified to meet the needs of emerging industries and niche markets. Every Priorclave unit includes the full-featured Tactrol 2 control system, providing virtually limitless flexibility and seamless user training for every model, benchtop to behemoth.

All that aside, what customers have come to value most from their Priorclave is the low total cost of ownership (TCO) that comes from pairing a high-quality product—optimized for energy efficiency and water conservation—with the industry’s most experienced, and responsive, service team, and backing it all with a hassle-free warranty.

After a quarter-century of meeting sterilization demands throughout the industrialized and developing world, Priorclave is looking forward to another 25 years of engineering ideal solutions to interesting challenges.


Tony Collins, Managing Director
Priorclave Ltd.
129–131 Nathan Way
West Thamesmead Business Park
London SE28 0AB

United Kingdom
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