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Investing in the future of UK Manufacturing

Posted on December 6th 2018

Over the last 12 months at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare we have made substantial financial investments and undertaken a major realignment in our production facilities to ensure that our UK manufacturing operation can fully support the increased customer demand we are experiencing.

Earlier this year, our sister company Drive DeVilbiss France transferred its bed production from Vietnam to our site in West Yorkshire. This decision has impacted positively on our Halifax based production facility with significant financial investment on machinery and equipment, the introduction of cell-based assembly to streamline manufacture as well as the launch of an upskill training programme and a new 3 shift working pattern - creating additional jobs, we are now fully prepared to meet future manufacture and delivery demands and able to support expected sales growth.

The production of the new bed for our sister company expands our manufacturing portfolio that includes the IQ, Innov8 and Solite bed ranges that we continue to proudly manufacture in West Yorkshire.

‘With increasing demand to manufacture products for UK sales, our expanding export order book and the high volume of acute bed manufacturing to service the rental market, our UK production facilities will play a significant role in supporting our customers’ requirements across the UK and international markets moving forward.’  

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Investing in the future of UK Manufacturing