ParAid Medical acquires specialist textiles supplier18th October 2010
Evac+Chair International, which incorporates sister company ParAid Medical, has acquired the assets and staff of Telford-based APB Ltd. The company is now trading as ParAid Textile Services (PTS) and specialises in the manufacture and supply of straps, harnesses and load restraints for the medical industry.
PTS produces the textiles for ParAid Medical’s innovative Ambulance Child Restraint (ACR). The ACR is the only paediatric restraint for patient stretchers capable of fitting children from 5kg to 45kg which is fully crash tested to CEN 1789 compliance levels. The textiles are also machine washable, ensuring the highest standards of infection control. The West Midlands Ambulance Service was one of the first in the UK to install the ACR and other services in the country have since followed suit.
PTS also produces the seats for Evac+Chair International’s flagship IBEX Transeat, as well as high-quality products for a variety of other organisations.
Darryl Smith, Operations Director at ParAid Medical said: “This acquisition means that every element of our innovative products is produced in-house, helping us to ensure the highest standard of quality control. It also allows us to further enhance our product offering to new and existing clients.”
ParAid Medical has expertise in providing innovative safety solutions to help all sectors of the medical health industry. Over two decades, ParAid Medical has developed emergency mobility and transportation solutions for hospitals, patient care and handling, for road and air ambulances and neonatal sectors.
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