Despite challenging market conditions, healthcare specialists Sidhil achieved record sales in 2015, increasing turnover by £3M over 2014 figures. Early indications in the shape of new contracts and forthcoming product launches enable the company to give a confident prediction that 2016 should prove equally successful.
Sidhil has been manufacturing hospital and nursing care beds for over a century. Today’s advanced, electrically operated profiling models may bear no resemblance to those early products, but Sidhil has remained a major player in this demanding, fast moving sector, and now sells a range of equipment to a worldwide market, from hospital beds through to couches for GP surgeries and aids for independent living.
Growth has been underpinned by increasing sales into the acute hospital sector, complementing the company’s established position as the market leader for community and nursing care beds, whilst Sidhil has achieved significant gains in every operating sector. Sales of the company’s latest Innov8 ward beds have boomed, winning approval from NHS Trusts across the UK, with continued expansion in the service and maintenance sector further enhancing growth, supported by the British manufacturing base, access to technical expertise and fast availability of spares.
Growth at Sidhil continues to be fuelled by innovation. The company has an active R&D division, where investment in sophisticated computer technology has enabled fast track product development. In support of growing sales, Sidhil continues to invest in its people, expanding sales, export and customer service teams to meet fast developing demand.
“We are the only remaining UK-based volume manufacturer of hospital beds, and we are totally committed to retaining production here in the UK,” stated sales and marketing director Graham Turner. “Our UK facility means we can ramp up production to meet short lead times, and also ensures we achieve the exacting levels of quality control required by our customers in the UK and further afield.”