Thursday, June 18, 2020

Veltek expanding Exton footprint by 115,000 square feet

by Natalie Kostelni Philadelphia Business Journal
Veltek Associates Inc., a privately held maker of sanitizers, sterile disinfectants and other products for the pharmaceutical and health care industries, is expanding by 115,000 square feet in Exton.

West Whiteland officials approved a land development plan for the construction of what will be an addition to an existing two-story, 60,000-square-foot building at 475 Creamery Way in the Oaklands Corporate Center. E. Kahn Development Co. owns the property and will develop the addition for Veltek. 

Veltek has had a presence in Exton since 2010. Earlier this year, the company renewed its lease for 150,000 square feet at 1 Tabas Lane. It operates a facility at 15 Lee Blvd. in Malvern.

The company was formed in 1981 by Arthur L. Vellutato Sr., a former Merck & Co. researcher. When the senior Vellutato died in 2009 his son, Arthur L. Vellutato Jr., took over as CEO of the company. It has several divisions that thrive under regular circumstances but has found increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

The company makes a variety of sanitizers, disinfectants, cleaners and other related products used by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare companies in their manufacturing facilities. In addition, it has what it refers to as a "disposal products manufacturing" division that makes sterile and non-sterile disposable garments, face masks and other items used by the healthcare, biotech, medical device and electronics industries.

At the end of 2018, E. Kahn bought what was then a vacant 55,000-square-foot office and lab building on nearly 17 acres off Creamery Way from Sabic Innovative Plastics, a chemical and plastics company that is part of Saudi Arabia-based Aramco. The company had closed its Exton office in 2017. It also ceased manufacturing operations at a 110,000-square-foot facility at 251 S. Bailey Road in Thorndale in March 2016. Kahn had also purchased the Bailey Road building from Sabic when it shuttered that factory.

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