MedTech firm doubles production to meet demand

Brandon Medical has more than doubled production at its Leeds factory to manufacture vital equipment for the UK’s fight against coronavirus.

The company is responding to “massive demand” from NHS organisations for its world-leading medical technology to help support the treatment of people suffering from the disease.

It is currently manufacturing medical lighting and supplying failsafe portable power supplies and medical gas systems for intensive treatment units at NHS and worldwide hospitals and trusts.

Graeme Hall, executive chairman, said: “Anything the NHS asks that we can do, we do it.

“We are now producing twice as many products because of the extraordinary demand coming from our national health service.

“Orders for the first five months of the financial year have already exceeded our entire sales for 2019.

“Our factory employees are proud to step up because they know our efforts will play a vital role in helping the NHS to fight coronavirus.

“We are putting every effort into production at our Leeds headquarters and going into hospitals to install all the required equipment at the frontline of defence against COVID-19.”

Earlier this week, Mr Hall sent a message of solidarity to Italian competitor RIMSA P. Longoni SRL, which is based in the stricken Lombardy region and is carrying on production to support the Italian effort.

Carlo Longoni, chief executive of RIMSA, said: “It’s so beautiful to receive your solidarity and to know that even competitors, first we are friends.