timeline of Quantex

Company History

Quantex’s history is rooted in award-winning product innovation and its success is due to a continuous improvement R&D programme to develop its patented core technology.

Quantex Founder and CEO, Dr Paul Pankhurst, graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Design Engineering Degree and immediately started his design group ‘PDD’. This product innovation company grew to 75 staff to become the largest design consultancy in the UK focused on innovation. PDD won multiple annual awards year after year, including many ‘IF’ and ‘RedDot’ awards.

Over the years running the design consultancy Paul rolled out several spin-out manufacturing companies: one example is Keymat Technology (completely waterproof keyboard with only two components for environmentally toughened portable computers), and this company continues to thrive. Paul knew immediately that a fixed displacement rotary pump manufactured entirely from plastic had enormous potential and founded Quantex to commercialise this new concept.  He organised a management buy-out of PDD in order to invest all his time into this game-changing invention: dispensing liquids using a pump that was so inexpensive to manufacture it could be considered a single-use device.

After 10 years of R&D, and 74 global patents later, Quantex is working with some of the world’s largest blue-chip organisations in Medical & Pharma, Food & Beverage and Consumer and Industrial, delivering bespoke and off-the-shelf disposable pumps with custom fixtures and fittings.

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Product catalogue

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Quantex Arc Ltd
85 Richford Street
London, W6 7HJ

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