Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group Ltd
9th January 2017

January 2017 / Aquisitions

Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group Ltd


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.”


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.

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January 2017 / Exhibitions

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s Debut at Arab Health 2017!


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)

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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. 

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