Press release: Welcoming Orvecare into the group
INTERWEAVE WELCOMES BRITISH HEALTHCARE MANUFACTURING COMPANY ORVECARE INTO THE GROUP
Thursday 16 September 2021
Interweave Textiles Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of Orvecare after purchase was completed at group level. Orvecare is a Hull-based healthcare and emergency services supply manufacturer, operating since 1976.
Using the knowledge of over 40 years’ manufacturing experience and with the aid of qualified clinicians, Orvecare have designed a range of cost-effective products to aid with patient and clinician safety.
The range of Orvecare’s products include the patented passive warming blanket, Orvewrap+ which has been tested under clinical review in NHS hospitals. The tests found that the products achieve a high degree of compliance with the WHO standard for patient temperature management.
During the peak of the Covid pandemic in 2020, Orvecare developed a production system to manufacture Type IIR face masks on-site in Hull. Having now purchased this UK PPE production unit, this enables Interweave to be able to offer this vital product range in greater volumes and with a more reliable supply to NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers.
Interweave Textiles are ensuring the continuity of service to enable existing Orvecare customers to continue to receive the full range of products and services they rely on.
Charlie Benson, General Manager at Interweave Textiles, commented:
“This is a fantastically positive acquisition for our business, with many synergies in terms of product area & customer base. Interweave will retain Orvecare’s UK & China production and sales capabilities; with all order processing & account management coming in-house at Interweave’s Elland HQ”.
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About Interweave Textiles
Interweave Textiles, founded over 20 years ago in the traditional heartland of the textile industry in West Yorkshire, is now one of the UK’s largest healthcare textiles suppliers. The ISO9001 accredited company has grown quickly in the last 5 years, with the main keys of this success being attributed to continuously improving customer service and widening routes to market, including becoming an authorised supplier on the NHS Supply Chain Portal.
Being known in the industry for having most stock lines available for immediate delivery, this helps healthcare procurement professionals with urgent stock needs. The wide Interweave product range includes the popular Slidetex slide sheets and Interfit knitted fitted bedding. The company designs, manufactures and delivers reliable, quality products that help clinicians and carers, by having the equipment they need to perform well every shift.