Vernacare acquires medical products manufacturer

Chorley-based Vernacare has acquired medical products manufacturer Robinson Healthcare for an undisclosed sum.

Vernacare specialises in infection control and prevention products and the acquisition is part of its ongoing expansion and takes its total revenues up to £120m.

Robinson Healthcare manufactures single-use instruments, veterinary medicinal products, wet wipes, long term aural implantable ventilation tubes and cotton-based medical absorbents.

The company operates manufacturing sites near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, Taunton in Somersetand Hefei in the Anhui Province of China.

James Steele, chief executive of Vernacare, said: "Robinson Healthcare and Vernacare are complementary businesses with their respective focus on the manufacture of single-use disposable medical products within the infection prevention and surgical space.

"Vernacare’s international reach will help to build Robinson Healthcare further and continue to realise the vision set by the team at Robinson Healthcare."

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