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Coombe Valley Industrial Estate

Coombe Valley is located 1 mile west of Dover town centre on the fringe of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  As well as being the location of the town’s new £21 million hospital, the Coombe Valley Industrial Estates provide a mix of light industrial and manufacturing use.

London Fancy Box Company

The London Fancy Box Company is based here, designing, manufacturing and exporting luxury bespoke packaging.   This family owned business has been trading since 1894, and has been based in Dover for over 60 years.

The company benefited from a 0% loan for £385,000 from Expansion East Kent - part of the Regional Growth Fund - to invest in new automation to target the luxury wines and spirits packaging market.

Coombe Valley Transport

Another family owned business based here is Coombe Valley Transport, an international haulage company making the most of Dover’s strategic location as the closest part of the UK to mainland Europe.

Medical Engineering Technologies

Medical Engineering Technologies (MET) examine the effectiveness and safety of equipment with medical applications. They are used to generate data to support product claims and regulatory submissions. This validation is applied to all classes of active devices, non-active devices, and drug delivery combination products.  Clients from across the globe have found these laboratory services to be rapid, precise, and extremely effective. MET has successfully delivered testing to medical device and pharmaceutical companies in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the USA. 

Services include: biocompatibility and chemical characterisation; dose delivery accuracy; formulation stability; mechanical performance; reference listed drug comparisons; sterile barrier verification; and lots of good advice.