Welland Medical
Acquired by Drive Medical

March 2011 / Aquisitions

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


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.