Dräger in the UK consists of two separate
divisions, with the Medical Division with its Headquarter in Hemel
Hempstead and the Safety Division in Blyth.
Draeger Safety UK Ltd. is a wholly own subsidiary of Drägerwerk AG, Lübeck, Germany.Draeger Limited (then known as Draeger Normalair) was formed in 1963 as an equal joint venture between Drägerwerk and Westland Aircraft. Its task was to sell Drägerwerk products and Normalair (Westlands) Breathing Apparatus in the UK. In 1965 the manufacture of Breathing Apparatus was transferred to Blyth. In 1974 the Westland 50% share in the Company was purchased by Drägerwerk. Throughout a series of changes in the 1970’s and the 1980’s, Dräger’s manufacturing facilities were reorganised resulting in a centralisation of Air Breathing Apparatus design and manufacture in Blyth. Furthermore there is another establishment in the UK in Plymouth. There specialists produce a flame detection system for Dräger.In 2002 the company was renamed Draeger Safety UK Limited. Today, nearly 400 employees work for Dräger Safety in Blyth and Plymouth in the following areas:
Draeger Medical UK Ltd. is a wholly own subsidiary of Drägerwerk AG, Lübeck, Germany.Draeger Medical Ltd., located in Hemel Hempstead England, was formed in 1968 to handle sales of medical equipment in the UK. In 1989 Draeger Limited acquired Draeger Medical Limited, which became the Medical Division. In 2002 Draeger Medical UK Ltd was created by demerging the medical division of Draeger Limited. Draeger Ltd. was rebranded Draeger Safety UK Ltd.Draeger Medical UK Ltd. offers products, services and integrated CareArea™ Solutions throughout the patient care process – Emergency Care, Critical Care, Perinatal Care, Perioperative Care, Patient Monitoring & IT Solutions, Lifecycle Solutions and Architectural Systems. Dräger Medical UK’s goal is to provide solutions that support patient centred processes for high quality and effectiveness, which are also more cost effective.Today, nearly 170 employees are responsible for Sales, Marketing and Service in the UK of all Dräger Medical products. It was accredited with ISO9001:2008 in 2005 and ISO13485:2003 in 2003.Service and Maintenance can be operated in an own repairs workshop whereas the majority of Service is accomplished directly at the customer e.g. in hospitals. Problems are solved, where they appear.
Welcome to our July 2013 newsletter. The newsletter will be made available electronically on our website together with past editions. Advances in medical practice and the technological innovation that supports it are at the heart of our business. This newsletter offers some examples of how your colleagues and peers are utilising the technology to support their patient care initiatives. We trust you will find the articles included here both interesting and informative.
Dräger Medical UK & Ireland Newsletter 2013
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