LONDON, U.K., February 20, 2017 - Frontier Medical Group,
the specialist medical device manufacturer based in Wales, has announced a
major new distribution contract with Joerns Healthcare in Canada.
Under the new deal,
Frontier will distribute its Repose® range of Pressure Injury Prevention
products through Joerns Healthcare in Canada. Joerns Healthcare is one of North
America’s leading providers of acute and post-acute health care products and
services and has significant experience and
expertise in the Pressure Injury Prevention market.
The agreement is
significant as it marks Frontier’s first step into the North American market on
the back of the success it has experienced in the UK and Europe.
Simon Jackson, Managing
Director at Frontier Medical Group said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for
us as a business, and we’re proud to be partnering with such a well-known and
respected partner as Joerns Healthcare Canada. Our Repose®
products complements their existing range of products and services and together
we’ll be able to provide patients across Canada with an enhanced range of
products used in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries.
"It’s also a really
exciting time for us as Canada is new ground for the company, we’re expecting to
build on this new agreement with further contracts across the Americas, Europe
and the Middle East in the coming months.
"We’ve already seen there
is a huge demand for our products in a number of international markets and our focus
on exports will drive incremental growth in our business.”
Paul Froggatt, General Manager at Joerns Healthcare Canada
Inc. stated, “We are very excited to partner with Frontier Medical and be
involved with the Repose®
product line. We feel there is a
significant opportunity for Repose®
in the Canadian market and it
fits well within our product portfolio. Initial response from key clinicians
and key customers has been very encouraging.”
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About Frontier Medical Group
Frontier Medical Group, based in Blackwood, South Wales, was incorporated over 50 years
ago and is now a market leading UK manufacturer and provider of a range of
medical devices to healthcare professionals and end users in both the UK and
internationally. Frontier’s products contribute greatly to the safety and
wellbeing of their users, specifically in Pressure Injury Prevention and
Infection Prevention. Its main product lines are:
Repose® - A unique range
of pressure area care devices (e.g. mattresses, cushions, foot protectors) used
in both the treatment and prevention of Pressure Injuries.
Toto® - A unique patented
automated programmable patient turning device used in the prevention and
treatment of Pressure Injuries.
Sharpsafe® - Europe’s market leading range of sharps containers for the safe disposal of clinical
About Joerns Healthcare
Joerns Healthcare is a leading manufacturer and national
service provider of Patient Handling and Wound Care products to the healthcare
continuum. They help healthcare providers solve complex medical equipment
challenges, improve patient and caregiver safety and speed of patient
healing. The Canadian headquarters is located in Mississauga, ON, with global headquarters in Charlotte, North
Carolina. Joerns Healthcare has over 1700 employees throughout North America and Europe, and is committed to
delivering solutions that improve the lives of patients and care providers.