Ceramic City - Armitage Shanks

Spode -China Hall

ARMITAGE SHANKS has a long and enduring association with Staffordshire. 2017 sees the company celebrating its 200th anniversary. Armitage Shanks was the first company to produce wares specifically for hospitals (1911).

The Contour 21+ sink demonstrates the company’s commitment to research and development in this specialised area. Its patented Hydrofin design reduces splashes by over 90%, a crucial part of infection control, as when water splashes out of the basin it can spread bacteria up to two metres away. Whilst its SmartGuard+ is an antimicrobial agent incorporated into the sink’s ceramic glaze, containing ionic silver, inhibiting the growth of bacteria.