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Drive DeVilbiss acquires Sidhil

Richard McGleenan, Managing Director, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd with James Ibbotson Managing Director, Sidhil Group Ltd

Drive DeVilbiss has acquired Sidhil, the UK’s leading manufacturer of hospital and home healthcare beds. The acquisition of Sidhil was effective January 6, 2017, with terms of the transaction being undisclosed. Sidhil has designed and manufactured healthcare products for over 130 years, currently at its 105,000-square-foot facility in Halifax, West Yorkshire and has a nationwide Service Centre network. The company is one of the leading providers to the homecare, acute care and long-term care markets in the UK and throughout Europe. 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 UK. 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.” According to Drive DeVilbiss, the acquisition

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will expand the company’s product portfolio and market presence. Harvey P. Diamond, Chief Executive Officer of Drive commented: “This acquisition will expand Drive’s existing manufacturing capabilities in the UK “Sidhil will have access to their while adding significant manufacturing global distribution network, expertise to our bringing our product line to European platform. “We look forward to new markets the world over.” having this well-known and well-respected brand as part of the Drive family of companies.” To find out more about Drive DeVilbiss, visit www.drivedevilbiss.co.uk and to find out more about Sidhil, visit www.sidhil.com

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