• Global Partner

  • 90,000+ Products

  • Over 550 Direct Agencies

  • Unrivalled Customer Focus

About Us

Controlled Environments Company (CEC) was established in 1996 to service the emerging microelectronics, pharmaceutical and medical device industries in Ireland. Providing a complete end-to-end solution for customers operating in controlled environments, our scope includes cleanroom fitout and furniture, consumables and equipment supply, and accompanying cleanroom service provision. Having forged relationships with the world's leading manufacturers of cleanroom products CEC is now a recognised expert in the industry.

Over the years the company has continuously improved the service level provided to our customers and the creation of an in-house technology arm in the early 2000's was a critical milestone. Disrupting the traditional methods of consumable supply, a range of accompanying e-solutions such as vendor managed inventory (VMI) systems, online portals, kanban, vending and laundry management programmes, have been developed creating major efficiencies for our customers. Competency in this area gives CEC unrivalled advantage in the industry and ability to quickly roll out existing proven technologies, or develop bespoke tailored e-solutions for our partners. 

Through our offices in Asia, we have significant sourcing ability ensuring cost leadership is possible across almost any category of product. This capability once again sets us apart from others in the industry, enabling us to deliver substantial cost savings to our customers time and again, while ensuring quality is maintained through our expert teams on the ground. 

Our customer base is something we are extremely proud of, made up of thousands of companies at the forefront of the pharmaceutical, semi-conductor, medical device, and life science industries. This diversity of client portfolio has developed our expertise in all aspects of cleanroom control from Class 1 to Class 100,000 grade cleanrooms, sterile to non-sterile environments. Through our years of experience dealing across these industries we now supply over 90,000 relevant products and have solved countless problems for our customers.

The company's focus on service excellence, problem solving and developing meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships with both our customers and suppliers has paid dividend, and the company has grown year on year as a result. CEC now employ hundreds of highly skilled individuals worldwide, with offices in seven countries and customers across three continents. However, while we have grown, our focus and vision remains the same - to be the number one single-source-supply partner and service provider to those manufacturing in critically clean and controlled environments, globally.

Our Values

  • Focused on customer service excellence.
  • Driven to provide innovative solutions.
  • Constantly seeking new and improvement opportunities.
  • Promoting positive working relationships and collaboration.
  • Quality at our core - a right-first-time mentality.
  • Committed to safety, integrity, ethical practices, and environmental stewardship.


We are committed to operating at the very highest level and driven to exceed customer expectations and legislative requirements. We are ISO 9001 certified and maintain a highly robust quality management system and internal operating procedures. We are also certified to ISO 14001 for environmental management systems, ISO 45001 for health and safety management, and ISO 26001 for corporate social responsibility. We conform to ISO 27001 for information security management and are working on achieving the relevant certification.


We were proud recipients of an Occupational Health and Safety Award in 2023 for our proactive approach and contribution to Health and Safety Management. We also received an award from globally recognised business sustainability experts EcoVadis regarding our focus on ethical practices, environmental stewardship, human rights, and sustainable procurement. Most recently, we are proud to be recognised as one of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies 2023.