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Drive DeVilbiss Launches
A New Take on the Boot Scooter

September 2017 / New Launch

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has successfully advanced the concept of the traditional ‘mini’ or ‘portable’ scooter with the introduction of the Explorer.

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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has successfully advanced the concept of the traditional ‘mini’ or ‘portable’ scooter with the introduction of the Explorer.

This latest addition to the popular Scout range of scooters offers all the advantages of portability and ease of use, enhanced further by comfortable all-round suspension and a cushioned seat for excellent ride quality. The new scooter also includes a powerful battery pack capable of delivering an extended range of up to 13 miles on a full charge.

 

Dubbed ‘the portable scooter with a spring in its step’, the Explorer has been designed to deliver the optimum combination of performance, comfort and style. The supreme comfort seat features width-adjustable flip up armrests and swivels a full 360° to facilitate easy on and off transfers. The removable battery pack has a carry handle and locking mechanism, with two 22Ah MK airline-friendly batteries delivering a smooth top speed of 4mph.

 

Safety has been a prime consideration during the design process, with the Explorer featuring an automatic electromagnetic brake system, rear anti tip wheels as standard and an anti-rollback device that prevents the scooter from rolling backwards on hills.  It’s a stylish design too, with silver wheel hubs and black puncture-proof non-marking tyres, and is fitted with a removable front storage basket.

 

The Explorer is easy to manouevre with delta bars as standard, easy tiller adjustment and a freewheeling function allowing the scooter to move without switching the motor on. Once under power, the Explorer is capable of handling gradients up to 8 degrees. It splits easily into four sections for storage and transportation, with a removable seat and fold down tiller, whilst the heaviest component weighs just 19.5kg (43lb).

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
The Secret Epidemic

September 2017 / Other

Having difficulty keeping awake during the day? You could have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

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Having difficulty keeping awake during the day? You could have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Over 90,000 people in the UK suffer from this debilitating condition – and many believe that figure is just the tip of the iceberg. In East Yorkshire alone, respiratory specialists Drive DeVilbiss provide sleep equipment used to treat 3,500 individuals diagnosed with OSA.

 

So what is it? OSA happens while you’re asleep. It can affect anyone at any age, and occurs when your throat muscles relax during sleep. If your throat closes completely, you stop breathing for a while – an event called an apnoea if it lasts for more than 10 seconds. Although your brain will start you breathing again – sometimes with a gasp or a grunt – then you relax into sleep again and the pattern repeats itself.

 

For people with severe OSA, this can happen literally hundreds of times each night, causing acute sleep disruption and leaving sufferers feeling exhausted and sleepy during the day. OSA occurs whenever they sleep, which may not be just at night – shift workers are a high risk category, and OSA sufferers are prone to dozing off at any time, making everyday tasks difficult and dangerous – particularly driving.

 

There are effective treatments for OSA. For those with moderate to severe cases, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the best solution. CPAP machines pump ambient air through a mask worn just at night, sending air pressure into the upper airway to stop it collapsing or narrowing while the individual sleeps. 

 

Over the years Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has built up a high level of expertise and knowledge to produces a range of devices to meet the needs of the OSA sufferer, incorporating many of the recommendations solicited through research to optimise patient comfort and adherence to therapy.

 

The company has been working in close cooperation with Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008, providing CPAP machines and technical advice to support the work of their Sleep Clinic.

 

“Individuals come to the clinic via GP referral, and the process is straightforward and painless,” explains Sheran Crabbe, Lung Function Manager at the Castle Hill Hospital Sleep Centre. “We take a brief history and basic measurements – weight, height etc. We then send our patients home overnight with a simple sleep recorder, which assesses their sleep patterns. They return to the clinic the following day, and we discuss the results. If OSA is diagnosed, then they join our waiting list to be fitted with a mask and supplied with a CPAP machine for use at home. Whilst the process doesn’t suit everyone, we do enjoy an 80% success rate in terms of improvements in sleep patterns.”

 

DeVilbiss Healthcare has also played an active role for some years in supporting the HSASG (Humber Sleep Apnoea Support Group), attending meetings, listening and improving equipment supplied.

 

CPAP therapy is 99% effective and by far the most effective treatment for anybody with the condition. Those suffering a lesser degree of OSA may be able to correct the problem with a simple spray available from pharmacies. If you think you or your partner may have OSA, you should organise a consultation with your GP.

 

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare manufactures and supplies a wide range of respiratory products aimed at improving the lives of those suffering with respiratory problems such as COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Sidhil

Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group Ltd
9th January 2017

January 2017 / Aquisitions

Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group Ltd

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Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group Limited, The U.K.’s Leading Manufacturer of Hospital and Home Healthcare Beds

 

Port Washington, NY – January 9, 2017

 

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sidhil Group Limited, effective January 6, 2017. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

Sidhil Group Limited has proudly designed and manufactured healthcare products in the U.K. for over 130 years, currently at its state-of-the-art, 105,000-square-foot facility in Halifax, West Yorkshire and with a nationwide Service Centre network. The Company is a worldwide manufacturer of hospital and long-term care beds, pressure prevention products and a range of aids to daily living, and is a leading provider to the homecare, acute care and long-term care markets in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. Sidhil’s focus on research and development keeps their product portfolio at the height of technological development.

 

Harvey P. Diamond, Chief Executive Officer of Drive said, “Sidhil enjoys a long history of manufacturing excellence, and this acquisition will expand Drive’s existing manufacturing capabilities in the U.K. while adding significant manufacturing expertise to our European platform. The team at Sidhil has demonstrated a true commitment to quality and performance in every product they make, and we look forward to having this well-known and well-respected brand as part of the Drive family of companies.”

 

Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Limited continues, “Sidhil has established a sterling reputation for providing high-quality, innovative products and services to its customers. With global distribution and over 130 years of healthcare manufacturing experience in the U.K., this acquisition will expand our existing product portfolio and increase our presence in the growing hospital, long-term care and homecare markets, while expanding our manufacturing footprint. We look forward to working with Sidhil’s management team in expanding our business in this specialised area."

 

Peter Siddall, Chairman, Sidhil Group said: “I’m very proud of what Sidhil has accomplished – growing from a small, family-run business to a leading manufacturer of healthcare products in the U.K. Now, with this new partnership with Drive, Sidhil will have access to their global distribution network, bringing our product line to new markets the world over.”

 

www.sidhil.com

 

About Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare manufactures a complete line of medical products, including mobility products, sleep and respiratory products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, selfassist products, power operated wheelchairs, rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices. Currently, the Company has corporate offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Romania, Australia, the Netherlands and India. The Company markets its products to customers located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Middle East and Asia.

Arab health

Arab Health 2017
30th - 2nd February 2017

January 2017 / Exhibitions

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s Debut at Arab Health 2017!

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We are excited and proud to exhibit at Arab Health in Dubai for the first time under the Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare brand; showcasing products from our mobility, pressure area care, retail, respiratory, bathing, paediatric and e-commerce platforms.  We are located in Saeed 1 Hall on Stand H59.

Over the last few months we have worked hard to create a dedicated Drive DeVilbiss team with a committed focus on the MEIA region lead by Zeb Pirzada.

“Arab Health 2017 promises to be a phenomenal show for the MEIA team – with new products and services tailored specifically to the region, we cannot wait to show them to our loyal and valued partners” Zeb Pirzada, Vice President, Drive DeVilbiss Middle East, India, Africa (MEIA)

Let Drive DeVilbiss be the difference!

For 2017 we are actively looking for enthusiastic new partners in the MEIA territory to expand the Drive DeVilbiss network.

We want to share our knowledge, resource and passion for what we do with you – Come and see us to find out how we can be the difference to add value to your business and enhance the lives of people in the MEIA.

Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region and will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30 – February 2, 2017. Drive DeVilbiss joins more than 4,400 of the world's leading healthcare companies from 70 countries. 

Register your FREE visit here

Ot show 2016

The OT Show 2016
23rd - 24th November 2016

November 2016 / Exhibitions

Drive DeVilbiss return to exhibit at The OT Show 2016 for our third year....

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The Occupational Therapy Show – the UK's largest dedicated CPD education and trade event just for Occupational Therapists (OTs) is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 23rd & 24th November 2016. The Occupational Therapy Show welcomes thousands of OTs from all over the country, and from a wide range of specialist areas, to educate, inspire, and raise the profile for such an important allied healthcare profession.

In partnership with Procurement and OT professionals, Drive DeVilbiss has become the fastest growing supplier of both international and UK manufactured community healthcare products. Drive DeVilbiss will be exhibiting a wide range of products at the show including Bathing and Toileting Aids, Daily Living Aids, Profiling Beds, Moving & Handling Equipment and Paediatric Equipment.

Don't miss out – REGISTER FOR FREE NOW!

 

Show dates and times

Wednesday 23rd November 2016: 
Registration from 08.30. Doors open 09:00– 17:30

Thursday 24th November 2016: 
Registration from 08.30. Doors open 09:00 – 16.30

For more details please visit -

www.theotshow.com

Don't forget to Visit Drive DeVilbiss on STAND D40!! See you all there.

Acquisitions news

Drive Acquires DME Brands
October 17th 2016

October 2016 / Aquisitions

Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Leading DME Brands from AMG Medical

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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a global manufacturer of medical products, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Drive Medical Canada, has acquired the mobility and bathroom safety DME brand business of AMG Medical, effective October 17, 2016. 

These brands —Hugo®, Profilio®, AquaSense®, and Airgo®— represent the premier DME brands in Canada and are marketed and distributed to all major wholesalers, pharmacies and homecare dealers throughout Canada.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

During a ninety-day transition period, Drive Medical Canada and the acquired AMG brands will operate independently until the businesses are seamlessly integrated.

The acquisition of the four brands will enhance Drive’s market position in Canada, and provide Drive with innovative, patented mobility and bathroom safety products that are recognized for their high quality, safety and reliability.  Drive will continue AMG’s history of product and design innovation.

Harvey Diamond, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Drive said, “This is a strategic acquisition for Drive Medical Canada.  Adding these well-known brands to the Drive family of products provides us with brand leverage and distribution into all major wholesalers, retailers and homecare dealers throughout Canada.  In addition, we look forward to promoting these prestigious products to our customers in the United States and all over the world.”

Philip del Buey, President of AMG Medical, stated, “We are delighted that our brands will be in the hands of one of the leading global manufacturers of medical products.  Like AMG, Drive is dedicated to providing high quality products and first-class service to our customers. By aligning these important brands with Drive, we foresee major growth for them.” 

According to Kathy Sarafian, CEO of Drive Medical Canada, the Montreal-based office and key personnel associated with the brands will remain in place in order to maintain business continuity.  “AMG has built a terrific team around these products, and we welcome them to Team Drive.  We intend to continue to provide the quality, service and support that AMG’s customers have come to rely upon, along with Drive’s extensive product portfolio and distribution network."

 

About Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare manufactures a complete line of medical products, including mobility products, sleep and respiratory products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, self-assist products, power operated wheelchairs, rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices.

Currently, the Company has corporate offices, manufacturing facilities and distribution facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Romania, Australia, the Netherlands and India. The Company markets its products to customers located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit www.drivemedical.com.

 

About AMG Medical Inc.

AMG Medical Inc. manufactures, imports, packages and distributes home healthcare and medical professional products.  The Company’s broad product line includes more than 3,500 products that deliver freedom and empower people to live and feel better.  For more information, visit www.amgmedical.com.

 

AquaSense 

Innovative products that help make the bathroom safer for the whole family.

www.myaquasense.com

 

Airgo 

Innovative Mobility Products offering superior comfort, security & support.

www.airgomobility.com

 

Hugo 

Thoughtfully designed mobility products offering you the support needed to go anywhere.

www.hugoanywhere.ca

Idependent living news

Independent Living Scotland 2016
5th - 6th October 2016

October 2016 / Exhibitions

Drive DeVilbiss return for the second time to the Independent Living Show!

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Drive DeVilbiss will be returning for the second Independent Living Exhibition this year, which will take place in Hall 3 of Glasgow's SECC on the 5th and 6th October. Easily accessible with plenty of parking, and three onsite hotels, we look forward to seeing you there.

 

Scotland’s premier free disability lifestyle and independent living event returns to the SECC this October. Offering inspiration, innovation and choice for those with a disability, long-term condition or approaching old age, it is a must-attend for healthcare professionals, carers, special educational needs teachers, families and friends. Get your free entry tickets today!

 

Show Opening Times:

 

Wednesday 5th October: 10am-4pm

Thursday 6th October: 10am-4pm

 

Don't forget to visit Drive DeVilbiss on STAND C30!! See you all there.

 

For more info, join the conversation on Twitter @ILScot or search for indlivingscotland on Facebook!


Register for FREE entry tickets at www.independentlivingscotland.org

Trade days news

Trade Days Exhibition 2016
25th - 26th September 2016

August 2016 / Exhibitions

Drive DeVilbiss attend their first Mobility exhibition post integration....

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DRIVE DEVILBISS TO RETURN TO TRADE DAYS FOR THE THIRD YEAR RUNNING

The sole trade only event for the industry will return to the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham for two days on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th September 2016. Offering more trade deals, market training and industry networking than ever before this year is already looking to be our biggest and best show yet!

Trade Days is the UK’s largest trade-only gathering for the mobility, independent living and assistive technology markets, and has been designed for businesses just like yours.

It is a 'trade-only' event created at the request of the Trade which demanded its own event that would be more relevant, more focused and more tailored to retailers and suppliers needs and which would allow the creation of new business relationships, better buying opportunities, provide practical educational sessions and generate ideas for growth.

Trade Days 2016 will be the first Mobility exhibition we attend as the enwly integrated Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare! 

For more details on visiting the show please click on the link below -

www.tradedays.co.uk

Don't forget to visit Drive DeVilbiss on STAND TH110!! See you all there.

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Scottish Wound Care 2016
8th September 2016

September 2016 / Exhibitions

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare attend the 17th Annual Scottish Wound Care Conference.

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The Scottish Wound Care Conference is this week!

We are excited to be exhibiting our new brand Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare at the 17th Annual Scottish Wound Care Conference.

This year’s event is being held on 8th September in The Glasgow City Hotel and we are showcasing our fantastic Hybrid Power Mattress and Casa Nuova 4 bed.

Visit us on Stand 12 where staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and give demonstrations.

See you next week in Glasgow!

If you can’t join us in Glasgow follow us on Twitter for exhibition updates.

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Drive DeVilbiss Terms and Conditions
1st August 2016

August 2016 / Other

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare produce new Terms and Conditions...

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As of August 2016 Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare have produced new Terms and Conditions.

The new T's and C's are a result of the integration of Park House Healthcare, Drive Medical and DeVilbiss Healthcare. Three sets of T's and C's have been developed to cover all entitys of the new business - Sale, Hire and Maintenance.

Our Terms and Conditions are available on our website using the link below, please select Terms and Conditions from the dropdown menu to view - 

www.drivedevilbiss.co.uk/technical-support

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Drive DeVilbiss Integration
1st August 2016

August 2016 / Aquisitions

Drive Medical, DeVilbiss Healthcare and Park House Healthcare officially integrate...

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As of 1st August 2016 Drive Medical will change its name to Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare.


This is a change Drive have planned for many months following the
acquisition of Park House Healthcare and DeVilbiss Healthcare last year, with the aim of simplifying our approach for Customers and reviewing any duplication of processes and contact points. This will allow us to provide an integrated service
to our Customers, remove any inter-company barriers and enable
us to organise our departments in more efficient ways to
maximise service levels to our customers.


Over time you will notice a change in branding for our products,
literature, vans and uniforms from Drive Medical and Park House Healthcare to Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare.

Previously named Park House products are now available through the Pressure Area Care in the Product menu of our website. Previously named DeVilbiss Healthcare products are now available through Respiratory in the Product menu of our website.


If you have any questions relating to this matter please forward to
questions@drivedevilbiss.co.uk and we will action promptly, please
also be assured that this change will have no detrimental impact
on the current service levels you enjoy or the members of the
Drive Medical and Park House Healthcare teams you currently deal with.

Baltimore 2

Drive Medical Launches
New Baltimore Rise & Recliner

March 2016 / New Launch

The Baltimore is a spacious dual motor chair providing countless recline options for maximum comfort

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The New Baltimore Rise & Recline Armchair from Drive is the latest edition to the range and features a Dual Motor mechanism allowing the user to operate and move the leg rest and the backrest independently. This provides countless recline options for maximum comfort, helping the user to find the perfect position. The waterfall back and ergonomically contoured seat offer total relaxation whilst supporting the user where required. The five button hand controller is easy to use and controls both motors which provide a quiet and smooth action. The Baltimore is available in a traditional Cromwell fabric in Olive, Terracotta and Floral

 

Additional Features:

 

· Dual lift & recline 3-way mechanism
· It will rise and tilt you to your feet
· The footrest can be elevated and the backrest can be reclined independently
· Easy to use electronic remote control
· Ergonomically contoured seat & back
· Provides countless amounts of recline positions
· Five button hand controller, including the Smart Button for easy return to normal position
· Waterfall seat design
· Excellent quiet and smooth actions
· Built in convenient storage pocket
· Safety key function
· In-built battery backup facility*
· Includes fabric armrests
· New 2 year warranty**

* Batteries included.

** Warranty conditions apply

 

For more details, please click here - www.drivemedical.co.uk/products/baltimore

Uccelo

Drive Medical Launches
New Uccello Kettle

March 2016 / New Launch

Making a cuppa just got a whole lot easier!

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The effortless ‘power-steering’ pour action of the Uccello Kettle was designed using the unique PowerPour technology. The Kettle’s non-weightbearing ‘tilt and pour’ action from the ergonomically designed handle directs hot water to the fixed position of the cup, without removing the Kettle from its cradle. The weighted base of the Kettle arcs on a rotating axis to deliver hot water safely and steadily, every time.

The expert design and craftsmanship means that there is a lot more to love with the beautifully engineered Uccello PowerPour Kettle. Engineered with proven technology and manufactured with expert craftmanship.

EASY TO USE
• Ergonomic handle for stable grip and pour action
• Easy to read water level indicator to boil exactly the amount you need
• Power on light indicates when Kettle is switched on

SIMPLE TO CLEAN
• Hinged lid with large opening for easy fill, clean and pour
• Removable vessel for optional hand-held pour and water refill
• Removable anti-scale filter for easy clean


SAFETY FIRST
• Weighted, stable, PowerPour action
• British Safety Technology non-slip, stable base
• Auto shut-off with

For more details, please click here - www.drivemedical.co.uk/products/uccello

Arabhealth 2016

Arab Health
25th - 28th January 2016

January 2016 / Exhibitions

Drive Medical return to exhibit at Arab Health for the eighth year!

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DRIVE MEDICAL ARE PLEASED TO BE EXHIBITING AT ARAB HEALTH FOR THE EIGHTH YEAR

Arab Health is the largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the Middle East and Asia, attracting visitors and delegates from countries and regions that include Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe. The exhibition takes place between 25th and 28th January 2016.

Visitors will benefit from meeting global industry leaders from regional, national and international organisations over the four days, showcasing an extensive range of the latest products and services all under one roof.

Once again we are happy to confirm that Drive will be exhibiting at Arab Health, showcasing our range of moving and handling equipment, wheelchairs, bathing aids and paediatric products.

Drive Medical can be found alongside our sister companies - Dupont Medical, Specialised Orthotic Services and Park House Healthcare in the Zabeel Hall of the UK Pavilion. We will be taking over stands Z1H50, Z1H51, Z1H58 and Z1H59 showcasing the largest number of products on the biggest stand we've ever had at Arab Health. We look forward to seeing you there!

To find full details of the show, viit their website here - 

www.arabhealthonline.com

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The OT Show
25th - 26th November 2015

November 2015 / Exhibitions

Drive Medical return to exhibit at The OT Show 2015 for the second year....

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In partnership with Procurement and OT professionals, Drive Medical has become the fastest growing supplier of both international and UK manufactured community healthcare products. Drive will be exhibiting a wide range of products at the show including Bathing and Toileting Aids, Daily Living Aids, Profiling Beds, Moving & Handling Equipment and Paediatric Equipment.

This CPD education and trade show will be taking place at Birmingham’s NEC (Hall 9) over a two day period. Don't miss out – REGISTER FOR FREE NOW!

Taking place on the 25th and 26th November 2015, you can:

  • Access over 100 OT focused and interactive lectures, seminars and practical workshops
  • Gain over 60 hours of CPD education
  • Learn from world-renowned speakers and experts including Michael Mandelstam, Sidney Chu, Claire Craig, Professor Gaynor Sadlo and many more.
  • Update and refresh your learning across physical health, mental health & learning difficulties, children & families and innovation, plus many more hot topics, specialist areas and new research relevant to OTs in practice. View the conference programme here.
  • Research and source new products and services through a network of over 300 trade exhibitors and suppliers. Providing information and advice for all your questions and needs.

Show dates and times

Wednesday 25th November 2015: 
Registration from 08.30. Doors open 09:00– 17:30 (drinks reception to 18:30)

Thursday 26th November 2015: 
Registration from 08.30. Doors open 09:00 – 16.30

For more details please visit -

www.theotshow.com

Don't forget to visit Drive on STAND E65!! See you all there.

Independent scotland

Independent Living Scotland
7th - 8th October 2015

October 2015 / Exhibitions

Drive will attend the first ever Independent Living Scotland Exhibition!

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Excitement at launch of new Scottish exhibition promoting independent living

Scotland’s leading disability lifestyle and independent living event offering you the widest variety of inspiration, innovation and choice!

Scottish exhibition organiser, QD Events, are delighted to announce the launch of a new event with the twofold aim of offering advice, support and information for individuals living with disability or a long-term condition, and providing learning, product knowledge and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals in Scotland.

Independent Living Scotland, which will take place in Hall 3 of Glasgow's SECC on the 7th and 8th October, will bring together people with disabilities, their families and carers along with healthcare professionals to test and compare the latest products on the market, network and gain advice on what is new and identify which product is best suited for each individual need.

Drive are delighted to be attending the first ever Independent Living Show, along with the other 100+ leading companies, charities and associations you’ll find exhibiting at Independent Living Scotland this October.

Show Opening Times:

Admittance is free of charge to all visitors providing they have registered their details in advance at www.independentlivingscotland.org

Wednesday 7th October: 10am – 4pm

Thursday 8th October: 10am – 4pm

Don't forget to visit Drive on STAND D40!! See you all there.

Register for FREE tickets at www.independentlivingscotland.org

Cirrus

Drive Medical Launches
New Cirrus Powerchair

June 2015 / New Launch

Foldable lightweight frame for easy portability

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The Cirrus Power Chair is foldable and lightweight making it ideal for transporting. It comes in an attractive, lightweight, carbon steel frame with a silver vein finish which is easy to maintain. 

The Cirrus Powerchair comes standard with a seat belt, seat cushion with pouch for easy storage, swing away footrests with calf straps, and an adjustable tension back upholstery, adding to users convenience, safety and comfort. The integrated, programmable PG controller and adjustable length joystick mount accommodates most users.

Anti slip range

Drive Medical Launches
New Anti-Slip Range

April 2015 / New Launch

Drive now offers an excellent range of Anti-Slip and Grip products.

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This new portfolio of products have been developed to help individuals maintain and promote independent living.

Unlike other Anti-Slip and grip products on the market, this range is made entirely from silicone rubber, a material that is non-toxic and chemically inert. It does not contain phthalate plasticisers, which are necessary ingredients of other materials with similar Anti-Slip properties and which are banned or restricted in Europe and parts of the USA. It is also fully washable and autoclave safe up to 250ºC.

The full range of Silicone products are antimicrobial providing continuous built-in protection against a wide range of bacteria including MRSA, E.coli and Klebsiella. They also protect against mould and fungi.

We offer a range of extremely effective Anti-Slip products that provide grip on dry, smooth and slippery surfaces, including tables, work tops, trays, handles and smooth floor surfaces. Our specially designed materials, mats and grip products prevent movement and provide enhanced grip and purchase on handles and lids. 

This range of Anti-Slip products can be used as a solution in the home to maintain independent living and can also be used in clinical and care home environments. In addition, it is useful in vehicles, mobile homes and boats to provide stability to objects.

All these Anti-Slip products are fully washable and may be cleaned with plenty of warm, soapy water. This range of products (except for Anti-Slip strips and circles) should not be used when wet and will not provide grip until dry. It is preferable to air dry the material to avoid leaving lint and dust which can transfer from cloths.

This range of Anti-Slip products are tough, flexible and durable and will last for many years. It will retain its Anti-Slip properties throughout its life span, provided that it is cleaned periodically.

Devilbiss

Drive Acquires DeVilbiss Healthcare
July 3rd 2015

July 2015 / Aquisitions

Creating a Worldwide Leader in Respiratory, Sleep and Durable Medical Products

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Drive Medical announced that it has completed its largest acquisition to date, acquiring DeVilbiss Healthcare from Vestar Capital Partners effective July 2, 2015.  The acquisition provides Drive, one of the fastest growing manufacturers of durable medical equipment, with one of the most valued brands in the respiratory and sleep categories in the healthcare industry.   Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DeVilbiss is a global manufacturer of respiratory and sleep products distributed in more than 80 countries throughout the world.  The principal corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities of DeVilbiss are located in Somerset, PA, with distribution centers located throughout North America, as well as in France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia and China.  The Company has a legacy of innovation that Drive will look to build upon.

In the short term, Drive and DeVilbiss will operate independently as they work to seamlessly integrate the two companies in the Americas.  Upon completion of the integration, the new company will be known as Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Inc.  In the rest of the world, Drive and DeVilbiss will continue to operate as independent entities.

Harvey P. Diamond, Chief Executive Officer of Drive said, “DeVilbiss has a long history of innovation in respiratory, going back to the 1880s.  While their products enjoy considerable market share, we plan to build upon the DeVilbiss brand and product line, especially since the sleep market is the fastest-growing segment in the industry.  We believe Drive has the experience, resources, and passion to propel DeVilbiss forward as a leader in the respiratory and sleep markets.”

“The acquisition of DeVilbiss will provide Drive with a solid platform in the respiratory and sleep spaces, while increasing our manufacturing capabilities and expanding our growing presence in Europe,” said Richard Kolodny, President of Drive.  “We will continue to grow the DeVilbiss product lines along with Drive’s extensive portfolio of medical equipment.  With our Chad brand of oxygen conserving devices and other respiratory products, Drive DeVilbiss will become the go-to source for all of our customers’ medical equipment needs.”

Richard Kocinski, CEO of Drive’s Chad manufacturing operations and a former CEO of DeVilbiss Healthcare, has been named Managing Director of DeVilbiss.  Oliver Niemann, head of DeVilbiss International, will continue in his current capacity directing the international operations of DeVilbiss.

“Since 1888, when Dr. Allen DeVilbiss invented the atomizer, the DeVilbiss mission has been to improve the lives of people with respiratory inefficiencies,” said Mr. Niemann. “By aligning with Drive, with their impressive track record as a homecare industry player, we will benefit from a focus on new product development and operational excellence.”

According to Chris Durbin, Managing Director, Vestar Capital Partners, “Going forward, we are confident that the Drive team will take DeVilbiss to the next level in the global markets.”

About Drive Medical
Drive Medical manufactures a complete line of durable medical equipment including mobility products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, respiratory equipment, self-assist products, power operated wheelchairs, rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices.  Currently, the Company has corporate offices and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France Romania, Australia, China and Taiwan.  The Company markets its products to customers located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.  Drive Medical is one of the fastest growing major manufacturers and distributors of durable medical equipment.  To learn more go to www.drivemedical.com.

http://www.devilbisshealthcare.com/

Park house

Drive Acquires Park House Healthcare
April 1st 2015

April 2015 / Aquisitions

This solidifies Global Position in Pressure Prevention and Long-Term Care Markets

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Drive Medical Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical and a global manufacturer and distributor of durable medical equipment, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Park House Healthcare, a worldwide manufacturer of specialist pressure care products, hospital and community beds, and moving and handling equipment.

Founded in 1984 and based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK, Park House Healthcare’s innovative product portfolio includes a wide range of clinically proven healthcare solutions, fully supported by clinical training programmes to the UK’s NHS, acute community and nursing home sectors. The company operates from a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, with its service, training and distribution centres strategically located throughout the UK. The company’s international distribution network extends to more than 25 countries.

Harvey P. Diamond, Chairman and CEO of Drive Medical states, “We are excited to welcome Park House Healthcare into the Drive family of companies. This is a strategic acquisition for Drive Medical and will greatly enhance our global stature in the rapidly growing markets of pressure prevention and long term care. Furthermore, with this acquisition Drive gains a seasoned management team, led by Stephen Owens, who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organisation.”

Richard Kolodny, President of Drive Medical said, “The Park House acquisition extends our already significant presence in Europe, providing us with a full line of pressure prevention mattresses to complement Drive’s extensive product portfolio of long-term care beds. Park House will also expand Drive’s footprint into the NHS and long-term care markets in the UK.”

Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive UK continues, “Park House Healthcare has established a leading reputation for providing high quality, innovative products and services to their customers. With over 25 distributors worldwide and over 30 years of healthcare experience in the UK, this is a key acquisition for Drive and extends our product portfolio in the pressure prevention and long-term care market segments. We look forward to working with Stephen and his team in expanding our business in this specialised area.”

Stephen Owens, Managing Director of Park House said “Everyone at Park House Healthcare is delighted with the acquisition by Drive Medical. It is an excellent fit for our people whilst providing a formidable platform to increase market share and quickly gain recognition as leaders in Pressure Care.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Visit the Park House Healthcare website here -

www.parkhouse-hc.com

Specialised orthotic services ltd

Drive Acquires Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd
January 26th 2015

January 2015 / Aquisitions

This Expands Presence in Specialized Seating Market

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Drive Medical Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of durable medical equipment in Europe, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd (SOS), an innovative manufacturer and distributor of specialised seating and mobility products, effective January 23, 2015. Drive Medical Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical.

Established in 1980 by its founder and current Managing Director, Gordon McQuilton MBE, SOS provides innovative specialised seating systems and other rehabilitation products to aid mobility and daily living. Recognized as experts in the complex area of postural management, SOS has established itself as the leader in its field. Drive Medical Limited also acquired the manufacturing and distribution facility of SOS located in Staffordshire, England.

Harvey P. Diamond, Chairman and CEO of Drive Medical states, “The acquisition of Specialised Orthotic Services extends our already significant presence in Europe and expands our portfolio of products in the specialised seating and rehabilitation market. The research and development team at SOS continually develops new products and services for customers to use in their homes and communities. This is a strategic acquisition for the Drive family of companies, and complements Drive’s U.S. Wenzelite line of mobility and seating products for children and adults. With the acquisition of SOS, Drive Medical has acquired a seasoned management team under the outstanding leadership of Gordon McQuilton MBE.”

Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive Medical Limited said, “SOS was the first dedicated specialised seating company in the U.K., and its reputation for providing innovative products and quality of service was a strong factor in Drive’s decision to acquire the Company. Products such as the ‘P’ Pod, Nessie and the wide range of postural seating systems will enhance our global product offering in this market segment. We are confident that we will achieve additional growth in this area through the introduction of Drive’s complementary product lines to the SOS customers. We look forward to working with Gordon and his team to develop our business in this specialised area.”

“Here at Specialised Orthotic Services we put our customers and clients at the heart of everything we do. Our passion is to provide an effective and caring service and we are very proud of the excellent reputation we have achieved over the past 30-plus years,” Gordon McQuilton MBE, Managing Director of SOS, comments. “We are absolutely thrilled to be starting a new and exciting chapter as part of the Drive Medical family of companies. We believe the partnership will allow our organisation to thrive in new and current markets with the additional resources that Drive will provide, ensuring our customers’ expectations are always exceeded.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Visit the SOS website here -

www.specialisedorthoticservices.co.uk

Arab health

Arab Health Exhibition
26th - 29th January 2015

January 2015 / Exhibitions

Exhibition at Arab Health for the seventh year

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DRIVE MEDICAL ARE PLEASED TO BE EXHIBITING AT ARAB HEALTH FOR THE SEVENTH YEAR

Arab Health is the largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the Middle East and Asia, attracting visitors and delegates from countries and regions that include Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe. The exhibition takes place between 26th and 29th January 2015.

Visitors will benefit from meeting global industry leaders from regional, national and international organisations over the four days, showcasing an extensive range of the latest products and services all under one roof.

Once again we are happy to confirm that Drive will be exhibiting at Arab Health, showcasing our range of moving and handling equipment, wheelchairs, bathing aids and paediatric products.

The Drive Medical stand can be found in theZabeel Hall of the UK Pavilion, stand number F54, we look forward to seeing you there!

For more details please visit -

www.arabhealthonline.com

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The OT Show
26th - 27th November 2014

November 2014 / Exhibitions

Drive Medical to exhibit at The OT Show 2014 for the first time....

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The Occupational Therapy Show is the UK's largest dedicated CPD education and trade event just for Occupational Therapists (OT's). Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, The Occupational Therapy Show welcomes thousands of OT's from all over the country, and from a wide range of specialist areas, to educate, inspire, and raise the profile for such an important allied healthcare profession.

In partnership with Procurement and OT professionals, Drive Medical has become the fastest growing supplier of both international and UK manufactured community healthcare products. Drive will be exhibiting a wide range of products at the show including Bathing and Toileting Aids, Daily Living Aids, Profiling Beds, Moving & Handling Equipment and Paediatric Equipment.

A comprehensive conference programme will also be taking place during the show, stretching across four separate streams, covering clinical areas such as physical and mental health, children and families, and innovation in practice and shaping the future.

Show dates and times

Wednesday 26th November 2014: Registration from 08.30. Doors open 09:30– 17:30 (drinks reception to 18:30)

Thursday 27th November 2014: Registration from 08.30. Doors open 09:30 – 16.30

For more details please visit -

www.theotshow.com

Don't forget to visit Drive on STAND B66!! See you all there.

Trade days

Trade Days Exhibition
5th - 6th October 2014

October 2014 / Exhibitions

We are attending the first ever Trade Days Exhibition

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DRIVE MEDICAL TO EXHIBIT AT THE FIRST EVER TRADE DAYS EXHIBITION

Trade Days is a new event for businesses who retail, wholesale, manufacture or supply products for the mobility, independent living and assistive technology market.

It is a 'trade-only' event created at the request of the Trade which demanded its own event that would be more relevant, more focused and more tailored to retailers and suppliers needs and which would allow the creation of new business relationships, better buying opportunities, provide practical educational sessions and generate ideas for growth.

Trade Days is your event, brought to you through a partnership between multi award-winning healthcare event organiser CloserStill Media and BHTA Engage and supported by THIIS Magazine, Medtrade, Medilink, DLF and a number of other very influential organisations.

The first event takes place on October 5th - 6th at the NEC Birmingham.

For more details please visit -

www.tradedays.co.uk

Don't forget to visit Drive on STAND D20!! See you all there.

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Drive Acquires Dupont Medical
8th July 2014

July 2014 / Aquisitions

Drive Medical Acquires Dupont Medical, A Leading Manufacturer and Distributor in France



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Drive Medical, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of durable medical products, announces that it has acquired Dupont Medical, one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of healthcare products in France.  The Company operates from a 175,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Frouard, France. 

Founded more than 150 years ago, Dupont Medical is one of the most recognized premier brands in the healthcare industry in France and is an industry leader in Europe, with a broad range of products marketed and distributed to approximately 2,000 customers throughout Europe.  The Company manufactures and distributes a full range of home healthcare products, including wheelchairs, homecare beds, patient lifts and technical aids, under the Mobily, Samery and Adage brands.  Dupont Medical also manufactures and distributes a broad range of diagnostic devices, emergency equipment and medical instruments for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals under the Colson and Healthy brands.

Over the past several years, the Company has launched a wide range of innovative products including comfort and positioning seatlift chairs.  The Company continually invests in research and development to bring new products and solutions to markets throughout Europe.

Pierrick Haan, the current Chairman and President of Dupont Medical, will continue in his current role.  “We are delighted to align ourselves with a company such as Drive Medical, which has become one of the most rapidly growing manufacturers and distributors in the healthcare industry.  With Drive’s resources and capabilities, I am confident that Dupont Medical will continue to thrive in the French and European markets through access to a wider range of products, new distribution channels, and a commitment to unparalleled customer satisfaction.  Moreover, Drive Medical will help distribute Dupont’s manufactured product lines across new distribution channels throughout Europe.”

According to Harvey P. Diamond, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive of Drive Medical, “This acquisition provides Drive Medical with a significant presence in France, and expands our presence in Europe.  We are excited to have Dupont Medical as part of the Drive family of companies, and we will continue to expand the reach of Dupont Medical in France and throughout Europe.  With the acquisition of Dupont Medical, Drive Medical has acquired a seasoned management team under the leadership of Pierrick Haan.  ”

Richard Kolodny, the President of Drive Medical, stated, “The acquisition of Dupont Medical expands our significant presence in the European marketplace, alongside our growing operations in the United Kingdom and Germany. Dupont will enhance Drive’s position as a global manufacturer and distributor of durable medical equipment while providing increased manufacturing capacity in Europe and expanding our diversified design capabilities.  We intend to expand the product offering of Dupont Medical by surrounding it with our extensive product portfolio, and utilizing Dupont Medical’s existing distribution channels in France and throughout Europe to grow Drive’s presence there.”


Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

www.dupont-medical.com

Days healthcare

Drive Acquires Days Healthcare Range
19th May 2014

May 2014 / Aquisitions

Days Healthcare range of products and associated brands is now complete

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The successful acquisition of a Days Healthcare range of products and associated brands is now complete.

 

Drive Medical Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical, is pleased to announce that as of Monday 19th May, the agreement to purchase a range of Days products and associated brands from Patterson Medical is now complete.

The product ranges, previously sold by Patterson Medical under the Days Healthcare brand, include care home beds, community beds, mobility scooters, electric riser recliner chairs, hoists, powered and configured wheelchairs. The product brands acquired by Drive Medical include Casa (beds and hoists), ST (scooters), Seren, Volt and Multego (powered wheelchairs) and Serena (riser recliner chairs). In addition to the product ranges and brands, Drive Medical has also acquired the ex-Days Healthcare site in Bridgend.

HR Manager of Drive, Caroline Holmes said, “The Drive team would like to take this opportunity to offer a very warm welcome to our new colleagues and to our extended customer base, who we look forward to working with in the future.”

Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive stated, “We would like to confirm our continued support and commitment to our new and existing customers. We look forward to developing new business opportunities and enjoying the exciting times ahead. This acquisition is further evidence of our desire to grow our business in the UK and other International markets, whilst providing a solid platform for organic growth for years ahead.”

Group Services Manager of Drive, Karen Gregory commented, “It has been a very busy but enjoyable time working with the team at Bridgend in the run up to “Go Live” day. We are determined to make this transition as smooth as possible to ensure we provide our new and existing customers with the continuity of service that they currently enjoy.”

It is clear that Drive Medical’s ambitious growth plan continues to gain momentum as they investigate further strategic acquisitions.

Patterson Customer Information

Effective today 19th May 2014, please place your orders for these product ranges with Drive Medical. Specifically, please use the following telephone numbers:

Beds, hoists, powered and configured wheelchairs: (01656) 664700 Scooters and riser recliner chairs: (01422) 324 327 Email: nic.stanley@drivemedical.co.uk

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Drive Launches on Twitter!!
5th February 2014

February 2014 / Social Media

Drive starts it's social media revolution on Twitter! :D

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We’ve recently set up our Twitter account and would love you all to start following us!
We’ve posted a few Tweets now but it’s still early days, we have gained a few followers and hope to build our
following further in coming months. For those of you now following Drive on Twitter thanks for your support!!!

Anyone else that would like to have a nosey and start following Drive to see our updates, please use the following link –


www.twitter.com/DriveMedicalUK

Thanks in advance for your support everyone.

And don’t forget to follow us!! ;)

Ambiturn

Drive Medical Launches
New Ambiturn Transfer Aid

July 2014 / New Launch

The Transfer Aid assists with pivoting transfers

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Drive Medical Launches the New Ambiturn Transfer Aid

The New Ambiturn Transfer Aid assists with pivoting transfers between different seat surfaces with facility to transport users shorter distances.

It's features and benefits are -

• Requires user to pull on handle to stand up and to be weight bearing.

• Narrow, recessed front fits between wheelchair wheels and around toilet for perfect positioning.

• Low profile base facilitates user feet placement.

• Substantial base area provides stability, with rear bar also allowing carer to counterbalance.

• Handle has multiple gripping points for varying carer/user support requirements and is angled to enable “nose-over-toe” standing movement.

• Opening on central handle bar allows quick fitting of optional support belts.

• 4 front and rear castors combined with 2 x 13cm (5”) central wheels ensure effortless manoeuvring even with heavier users.

• Foot-operated brakes on centre wheels provide stability during standing/sitting movement.

• Padded lower leg supports can be adjusted (toolfree) in width, angle and height to suit user comfort.

• Easily dismantled/reassembled without tools for transportation and storage.

• Easy wipe-clean surfaces.

Washington riser

Drive Medical Launches
New Washington Riser Recliner

January 2014 / New Launch

“Comfortable pillow back design.”

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Drive Medical Launches the New Washington Riser Recliner

“Comfortable pillow back design.”

The Washington Riser Recliner is the first in the Restwell range of fabric upholstered chairs to be available in Single or Dual Motor. If features a brand new Jessica Velour fabric available in three colour options. This warm fabric is hardwearing in addition to providing a luxurious soft feel.

The Washington Chair’s pillow back design provides the user with excellent additional comfort and support, and it is available in both Single Motor and Dual Motor options.

Dakota

Drive Medical Launches
New Dakota Riser Recliner

November 2013 / New Launch

“This intalift technology ensures all mechanisms are safely hidden from view.”

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Drive Medical Launches the New Dakota Riser Recliner

“This intalift technology ensures all mechanisms are safely hidden from view.”

The Dakota Intalift Chair has three independent motors; this means you can operate and move the leg rest independently of the back rest, thus helping you find your most comfortable sitting position.

The Dakota’s unique anti-entrapment mechanism provides safety and reassurance to users. This chair has been beautifully designed and is available in three Sofia fabric colour selections.

Warehouse

MCI Logistics Ltd
Appointed as Distribution Centre

October 2013 / Distribution

Drive Medical Appoints MCI Logistics Ltd as its distribution centre in South Wales

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Drive Medical Appoints MCI Logistics Ltd as its distribution centre in South Wales

Would you believe it’s now seven years since we moved from our operation in Brighouse to Elland, where has the time gone? The primary reason for this was our need for additional warehousing space; in recent times we’ve found ourselves in a very similar situation. It is for that reason we have formed a new distribution centre in South Wales, which is now fully up and running.

This new distribution centre provides us with 70,000 sq ft of additional high bay warehousing in addition to the 55,000 sq ft at our head office in Elland. It is based in Crosskeys and is about 5 miles from junction 28 of the M4 Motorway.

We’re pleased to say that the changes have not affected the jobs of the Elland based operations staff as we have in effect reallocated our current expenditure with outside storage suppliers to the new operation.

We are certain this new distribution centre will improve the efficiency of our logistical operation, ultimately improving our service offering.

MCI Logistics Contact Details

Drive Medical Ltd

c/o MCI Logistics Ltd

Newtown Industrial Estate

Crosskeys

Newport

South Wales

NP11 7PZ

Beechfield

Beechfield Healthcare
Official Distributor for Ireland

August 2013 / Distribution

Drive Medical Appoints Beechfield Healthcare as its Official Distributor for Ireland

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Drive Medical Appoints Beechfield Healthcare as its Official Distributor for Ireland

Drive Medical Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical, is pleased to announce the appointment of Beechfield Healthcare as the official Drive distributor for Ireland. Established over 20 years ago and based centrally in Portlaoise, Co Laois; Beechfield is one of Irelands leading trusted providers of innovative, powerfully designed and technology driven assisted living products.

According to the Managing Director of Drive, Richard McGleenan, “Beechfield Healthcare are a well-established supplier of independent living solutions to the government and private sectors, with a reputation for providing quality products with an excellent service. For these reasons and the fact that they compete in all major categories, they were the logical choice for exclusive distribution of the Drive range. We are proud to have the Drive brand associated with such a well-respected organisation and look forward to growing our sales in the Irish market with Trevor Flanagan and his team for many years to come.”

Trevor Flanagan, Beechfield Managing Director added “Being a part of Drive Medical provides us with an exciting opportunity to access an established base of retail customers, whom previously dealt directly with Drive medical. We are confident these customers will soon begin to realise the benefits of Drive having a distribution hub and customer service team based in Ireland.”

About Beechfield Healthcare

Beechfield Healthcare is one of Irelands leading trusted providers of innovative, powerfully designed and technology driven assisted living products. We help people live an independent, safe, dignified and healthy life from birth right through to ageing well. Based centrally in Laois and established over 20 years, our hardworking and compassionate team has established long term relationships with all of our clients, only ever advising on products that people truly require. As public funding for assisted living products decreases, families in Ireland will need to take on responsibility for the researching and purchasing of supportive products. We are here to help. Our huge bargaining power means that we can pass savings on to our customers, making assisted living solutions accessible to all. Our customers rely on the extensive product knowledge of our product ambassadors, our caring, friendly and simple order, delivery and demonstration service and perhaps even the small bit of a smile we bring to our clients day. Our products range from complex mobility solutions to simple designs like our easy to use kettle tipper safeguard. The products we sell enable thousands of community groups, professional therapists and families in Ireland to support independent and well living of the people they care for. Use our search facility online or call one of our team who can point you in the right direction.

www.beechfieldhealthcare.ie

Mountway

Mountway Holdings Limited
Acquired by Drive Medical

January 2012 / Aquisitions

Drive Medical Acquires Mountway Holdings Limited, a UK Manufacturer

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Drive Medical Acquires Mountway Holdings Limited, a UK Manufacturer

Port Washington, New York – January 17, 2012

Drive Medical is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mountway Holdings Limited (“Mountway”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality and versatile bathlifts and independent living aids, including toilet lifts, pillow lifts and related products. Mountway has won many awards for their products and service excellence. Their strength is further evidenced by their strong position in the U.K. government sector.

“We are pleased to add Mountway to the Drive family. The combination of their innovative design led philosophy and high value-added products will accelerate Drive’s growth in the bath and independent aid product categories in the UK market,” states Harvey Diamond, Chairman and CEO of Drive Medical.

Mountway has had success with its market leading Neptune rigid bathlift and, more recently, with the Aquila and Splash bathlifts. In addition, the Company has had significant results with the Serena pillow lift and the award winning Solo patient toilet lift.

“We are extremely pleased to have Mountway as part of the Drive family of companies. Mountway has a proven track record for product development and innovation of bathlifts and independent living aids,” stated Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive Medical Limited.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Mountway

Mountway Holdings Limited has established itself as a brand you can rely on within the bathlift and independent aid product categories the award winning company has a strong reputation for manufacturing high quality, versatile, reliable bathlifts, independent living aids, and related products supported by unparalleled levels of customer service and support.

www.mountway.co.uk

Aquajoy

AquaJoy Bathlifts Limited
Acquired by Drive Medical

August 2011 / Aquisitions

Drive Medical Limited Acquires AquaJoy Bathlifts Limited

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Drive Medical Limited Acquires AquaJoy Bathlifts Limited

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom – August 10, 2011

Drive Medical Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical, is pleased to announce the acquisition of AquaJoy Bathlifts Limited (“AquaJoy”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality, versatile and reliable bathlifts and related products. AquaJoy has won many awards for their products and service excellence. Their strength is further evidenced by their strong position in the U.K. government sector.

“We are pleased to add AquaJoy to the Drive family. The combination of their product excellence and strength in the U.K. government sector with our broad product portfolio will accelerate AquaJoy’s growth and the growth of Drive’s existing business,” states Harvey Diamond, Chairman and CEO of Drive Medical.

AquaJoy has had successes with its Premier Plus reclining lift and, more recently, with the Saver rigid lift. The success is attributable to the strong leadership of Hugh Malone and Claire Cudden, as Managing Director and Sales and Marketing Director, respectively.

“We are extremely pleased to have Hugh Malone and Claire Cudden join the Drive team. They are highly respected professionals within the industry, with a proven track record for growing and sustaining sales in the bathlift segment,” stated Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive Medical Limited. Mr. Malone and Ms. Cudden will continue in their existing roles.

Hugh Malone added “Being part of Drive Medical opens up significant opportunities for AquaJoy in broadening our product line and offering access to a wider range of products to our existing customers.”

“We are proud of our success with our Premier Plus and Saver bathlift lines. Joining forces with Drive Medical allows us to broaden our product distribution and offer our versatile, expertly designed products to a wider customer base,” states Claire Cudden.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About AquaJoy

AquaJoy Bathlifts Ltd has established itself as a brand you can rely on within the Bathlift market place. The award winning company has a strong reputation for manufacturing high quality, versatile, reliable bathlifts and accessories for adults and children supported by unbeatable levels of customer service and support.

www.aqua-joy.com

Welland

Welland Medical
Acquired by Drive Medical

March 2011 / Aquisitions

Drive Medical Limited Acquires Welland Medical (Leicester) Expanding Its Global Footprint

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Drive Medical Limited Acquires Welland Medical (Leicester) Expanding Its Global Footprint

Drive Medical Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Welland Medical (Leicester). Welland is one of the largest manufacturers of homecare equipment and mobility products in the UK, which maintains all manufacturing, sourcing and development in the UK. The success of Welland has been built on its reputation for just-in-time supply of quality products and a high level of customer service. Welland has successfully grown its business through consistent delivery and service to the government sector in the UK.

According to Chairman and CEO of Drive, Harvey Diamond, “this acquisition expands our position as a global manufacturer and distributor of durable medical equipment and provides increased manufacturing capacity and more diversified design capabilities in Europe.”

“By acquiring Welland, Drive Medical Limited becomes a major supplier in the social care sector and gains a new level of flexibility for just-in-time distribution,” stated Richard McGleenan, Managing Director of Drive Medical Limited.

Trevor Beaumont, the founder of Welland, will continue as a Managing Director of Drive Medical Limited, and will continue to focus his efforts in the government sector. “Being a part of Drive Medical will enable us to offer a much wider range of quality products and value, with the same focus on customer service and satisfaction. I am looking forward to taking this expanded product range out to the market.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Welland Medical

Formed in 1988, Welland is one of the largest independent manufacturers of healthcare equipment and mobility aids in the United Kingdom. The company produces cost effective, high quality healthcare equipment for use by professional health and social care establishments, local authorities, private nursing homes/hospitals, pharmacies, retail dealers and the general public.

Welland is famous for its development of a number of healthcare products, namely the best selling “Rutland Trolley Walker.” They are the original designers of the ubiquitous perching/kitchen/shower stool, and offer the largest range of this product in the marketplace.

www.wellandmedical-leicester.co.uk.