Local Diagnostics Company expands to accommodate Covid-19 testing kits

Ceteris tenant, Omega Diagnostics, is expanding its Alva headquarters due to the growth of the company and to accommodate the production of the COVID-19 lateral flow test.

Project connect

Ceteris Maintenance Manager, Steven Dalgleish, will Project Manage the build and local building firm Marshall Construction are the contractor .  The project at the Hillfoots Business Village is to build a link corridor to connect the two remaining blocks at the Alva site. A similar project was already completed for their other 2 buildings at this site and now they need to link the 3rd.  This will create a fully linked building for the expansion, connection and innovation of this key company in the Ceteris portfolio and in the local area.

Angela Ogilvie, Operations Director, said “I am delighted to see this development start; it’s been such a turbulent year for many and it’s great to be involved in such a positive project which is going to help increase efficiency for Omega in the manufacture of their COVID testing kits. Omega has been a Ceteris tenant since the early 1990s and has expanded their operations on a number of occasions, while retaining their Head Office in Clackmannanshire.”

Who are Omega?

Omega Diagnostics, producers of VISTECT CD4 rapid test and food intolerance testing kits, are now manufacturing COVID-19 lateral flow testing kits.  The headcount in the Alva headquarters has now reached 123 people and staff could grow by a further 60 over the coming months; this is great news for the wee county.

Fight against COVID-19

Omega is nearing completion of their new manufacturing facility at the Alva site which will enable ramping up capacity to two million tests per week by the spring.  They are proud to be in the fight against COVID-19 and contributing to getting us back to normal life again.

Colin King, CEO of Omega, said “It’s not been an easy year for everyone and to be able to have a contribution to the fight against COVID-19 makes us proud as a company. We have been a Ceteris tenant for over 25 years, initially in Alloa before the current site and they are always accommodating when we require expansion assistance. We are absolutely delighted to be working with Ceteris team again to join all of our buildings together to allow us to continue with innovation and development”.