Your Partner In Contamination Control
Founded in the mid-1960s, Berkshire Corporation has
become a leader in the development and manufacturing of highly technical contamination control products and services used in
cleanroom and controlled environments throughout the world.
Today, the Berkshire brand continues to be recognized
for innovation and unparalleled commitment to quality.
Berkshire customers find choice and consistency in over 30
product lines, including dry and pre-wetted wipers, swabs,
facemasks, glove liners, mopping systems, bond paper, notebooks, and sterile products.
Berkshire recognizes the ongoing challenges facing customers
in the pharmaceutical, microelectronic, medical device, printing,
optics, aerospace, and healthcare industries with regard to maintaining stringent quality controls and balancing costs.
Berkshire’s extensive customer support team, website,
online store, and regional distributor networks are integral
components of the experience and expertise that our customers value. Headquartered in Great Barrington, Massachusetts,
the company has manufacturing and sales offices throughout
the Americas, Europe, and North and Southeast Asia.
Global Quality Programs
As a supplier of products for critical environments,
Berkshire’s core business supplies products that carefully balance ideal performance with optimal cleanliness, and offers
these products with guaranteed, consistent quality.
To achieve near perfect levels of product quality, Berkshire
has an effective and comprehensive Quality Assurance program throughout its global manufacturing processes.
Initiated in 1985 with data gathered from each lot of
material processed by Berkshire, our QA Program has evolved
into one of the most intensive programs of its kind for clean-room disposable products. We were the 1st manufacturer in
our industry to develop wiper test method standards with the
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology.
In 1995, Berkshire achieved certification to the ISO 9002
Quality Management System
Service and Support
standard. Our current program
• Statistically developed con-
trol limits for critical process
• Process FMEA utilization for
analysis and elimination of
potential process failures
• cGMPs for regulated industries
From inception to ISO
Certification and beyond,
Berkshire’s Quality Assurance
Program represents our principal commitment to continu-
Berkshire is a value-added collaborator in providing function-
al solutions that meet our customer’s unique needs. Our solu-
tions are backed by robust global service and support pro-
grams managed by a team of highly experienced technicians.
Customization – Our flexibility allows us to create custom
sizes and packaging designed to meet our customer’s exact specifi-
cations, enabling them to operate more efficiently and profitably.
Audits – To ensure our customers are maximizing total
cost of ownership, Berkshire can provide value by auditing
their processes, environments, and equipment to improve
work processes and operational performance.
Training – With extensive global reach, local knowledge,
and trusted expertise, Berkshire can provide initial and
on-going training of operators or line staff to reduce consumption and support excellence.
Testing – An essential element in the control and production of our products, testing allows us to create side-by-side
comparisons with important metrics on performance characteristics valued most by our customers.
Monitoring each step of the manufacturing process is the only
way to produce the world’s cleanest, most consistent products
guaranteed to meet our
customers’ exact specifications. Berkshire products
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Berkshire’s EcoClean® wipers are
100% biodegradable and come
in a flat sheet or ¼ folded format
EasyClean® 360 Isolator Cleaning Tool’s 360-degree swivel head
offers versatility to get into the hard-to-reach areas
Glove Liners provide
protection and comfort
during extended wear