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

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Port Washington, NY – January 9, 2017

Drive DeVilbiss HealthcareDrive 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.