Contract Cleaning and Facility Management for the MedTech Industry

18 of the world’s top 25 MedTech companies have a base in Ireland and 50% of the 300 Medtech companies based here are indigenous. SSE are specialists in the provision of contract cleaning and facilities management services to MedTech companies throughout Ireland.

Mary Connell was impelled to set up SSE in 2003 having identified a gap in the industry for a specialised MedTech cleaning company. Initially the company provided contract cleaning and cleanroom cleaning services to medical device and pharmaceutical companies in Galway’s manufacturing hub.

However this quickly developed and the company has now diversified into facilities management and full service contract cleaning, cleanroom management, training and much more. With offices in Dublin and Galway SSE are fully equipped to support their ever growing nationwide service.

“Our growth was largely due to word of mouth. Diversification into retail, electronics and all other industries that we now work in happened quite organically,” explained Mary. 

“We kept getting recommendations and suddenly our client base was growing and we were dipping into new industries. We have always had clear procedures in place and our main focus in the company is number one, quality and number two, relationships. We work so closely with our clients, many of who have been with us since day one, that we feel like we’re part of the furniture at this stage.”

Accountability in the MedTech sector is vital for maintenance of quality certifications, sterilisation and minimising contamination. Routine office cleaning or facility cleaning is taken to a whole new level. Contract cleaning services must achieve the standards required for FDA and IMB Audits as the overall cleanliness of the facility is considered not just the cleanrooms and manufacturing areas.

“Our staff are all fully trained to ISO 9001:2008 standards and are 100% committed to their individual sites. In our 10 years+, we have never had a complaint about the quality of our work. There is a real team sprit among our staff and clients.”

The personal touch is something that certainly sets SSE apart from the rest. All clients still have direct access to the management team allowing quick decisions and actions when required. In fact the management team estimate they spend more than 60% of their time visiting various sites, being hands on and meeting new clients.

SSE saw more than a 50% growth in turnover in the past 3 years, more than doubling the company’s staffing levels since 2010.

Facilities management within the MedTech sector is an area that is gaining much momentum. More and more companies are choosing to outsource all of their facility management requirements rather than managing various supplier partners. One of the main benefits of using a single supplier for all facilities management needs is the ease of administration and management.  A single contact for everything reduces documentation and a single invoice that includes everything is also considered important.

For more information on the services provided by SSE call 01 6856537 or 091 773954.