United Care Invest in OpeMed’s Future

United Care is proud to announce today that it has acquired the outstanding shares of OpeMed Europe Ltd,

United Care, based in Groningen – the Netherlands, is an industry leading manufacturer for innovative transfer aids, who aim to maintain independent living for people with reduced mobility. United Care prioritises development and innovation of comfortable, safe (transfer) equipment including hygiene products and slings. Contributing with sustainable products to the mobility and maintenance of independent living in Care Homes or Domestic Homes.

OpeMed is based in Farnham, Surrey, UK and is the market leader in bespoke Transfer Equipment, Ceiling Hoists, Patient Hoists, Slings and associated products to the DFG, Case Management, SEN, Changing Places and Specialist Healthcare Environments. OpeMed sells both direct and through dealers in the UK and has a global network of established international dealers and distributors.

Jan Stevenson, Managing Director of United Care adds

“We are delighted to have purchased the remaining shares in OpeMed and look forward to working with the existing team in implementing our systems and processes to allow United Care and OpeMed to grow even further as the leading player in patient transfer both in the UK and internationally”

Nick Kent, Managing Director of OpeMed adds

“this is an exciting deal that allows OpeMed to grow to the next level. OpeMed started 10 years ago and fast became the leading player in its field, selling direct in the UK and through leading dealers worldwide, pioneering innovation in transfer products, software and support to the next level. This exciting investment will allow OpeMed to grow from strength to strength in the next stage in its development and the team, including myself, are pleased to be playing a key part in the growth for years to come”

Key Highlights

Provides United Care with a UK, European and global platform from which to achieve its next stages in growth, including;

  • Sales offices and warehousing in the UK;

  • Global network of dealers;

  • Expertise in niche growth areas;

  • Leading international brand

Consolidates and strengthens United Care and OpeMed’s operations, by:

  • Improving efficiencies to customers and in purchasing and sourcing activities.

  • Cost savings from combined purchasing and best pricing with suppliers;

  • Efficiencies gained through joint marketing, systems integration and product development;

  • Global distribution, which creates significant cross-selling opportunities, especially in Europe.

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