Vernacare lands major Indian deal

Vernacare lands major Indian deal

Bolton-based medical products manufacturer Vernacare has signed a multi-million pound deal which will see it supply one of Asia's largest healthcare management groups.

The deal with Manipal was unveiled during the Prime Minister’s trade mission to India to show off the best of British small and medium sized companies to Indian investors.

Vernacare expects sales in India to exceed £11m over the next three years following the deal and is exploring the creation of an Indian manufacturing base to underpin growth.   

Theresa May said: “This is fantastic news for Vernacare whose state-of-the-art products help save lives across the world every day.

“Already operating in 96% of hospitals in the UK – I hope the Vernacare will continue to go from strength-to-strength at home and here in India.

“British companies like Vernacare show how we lead the way as one of the world’s greatest trading nations and that UK business and innovation is hard to beat.”

Emma Sheldon, Vernacare's group marketing director and group board director of the UK India Business Council, added: “This export contract marks our entry into the vast and innovative Indian healthcare sector and we expect our attendance on this trip to further strengthen business within India.

“We also have strong interest in our infection prevention system from two other leading Asian healthcare groups, who are trialling our best practice method of safe and hygienic patient toileting and washing."

Vernacare is due to open a new service centre in Bangalore, creating high quality engineering jobs to support installation, commissioning and servicing of its technology.

It is anticipated that service centres will be set up in every major Indian city.  

 

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