Drive DeVilbiss acquires Sidhil Group Limited

Takeover of UK’s leading manufacturer of hospital and home healthcare beds

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 from January 6.

Terms of the transact ion were not disclosed.

Sidhil Group Limited has proudly designed and manufactured healthcare product s in the UK for over 130 years, currently at its state-of -the -art, 105,000sq ft 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 for daily living, and is a leading provider to the homecare, acute care and long-term care markets across the country and throughout Europe.

Richard McGleenan, managing director of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Limited; and James Ibbotson, managing director of Sidhil Group Ltd shake on the deal

Sidhil’s focu s on research and development keeps their product portfolio at the height of technological development.

Sidhil’s Harvey P. Diamond, chief executive officer of Drive, said: “Sidhil enjoy s a long history of manufacturing excellence , and this acquisition will expand Drive’s existing manufacturing capabilities in the UK, 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 p art of the Drive fami ly of companies.”

Richard McGleenan, managing director of Dr ive De Vilbiss Healthcare Limited, added: “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 UK, 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."

And Peter Siddall, chairman of 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 UK.

Now, with this new partnership with Drive, Sidhil will have access to its global distribution network, bringing our product line to new markets the world over.”