Medical acquisition to create new jobs

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AEGIS Healthcare has acquired Pavillion Medical, which develops and manufactures bed frames and other equipment for obese patients.

The acquisition of Pavillion Medical provides Aegis Healthcare, which is based in Shelley, West Yorkshire, with a dedicated manufacturing arm, coupled with product development expertise, and will give Aegis “immediate access” into the bariatric market, a branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.

The firm said it plans to create three to five new manufacturing jobs within the next six months and establish a technology hub at its base near Huddersfield.

Aegis Healthcare, a supplier of medical devices, products and services that aim to improve patient care, has a turnover of £1.5m and a headcount of six, while Pavillion Medical has a turnover of £500,000 with three staff, who have all been taken on in the acquisition. Chris Symonds, owner and managing director of Aegis Healthcare, said the firm will use the latest technology to improve clinical outcomes for patients.