Westfield Medical Timeline

1932
Welton Bag Company

Welton Bag Company

Welton bag company was formed to manufacture paper bags

Paper Bag Division

Paper Bag Division

The Paper Division was manufacturing retail carrier bags for the UK chains. There was also a thriving export business to retailers in Europe.

1968

Medical Packaging

The company diversified into Medical Packaging.

The Medical Division

The Medical Division

The Medical Division started manufacturing sterilisation paper bags for the NHS in 1968 and had a modest export business in Europe and the Middle East.

 

1989
Move to Westfield Site

Move to Westfield Site

The Welton Medical Division moved to the current Westfield site

1991
Sheeting started

Sheeting started

Sheeting started

1992

SBA Founding Member

Welton Medical was a founder member of the SBA in 1992.  The SBA is the European Trade Association for companies who provide sterile barrier systems, associated equipment and accessories

1993

Westfield Medical

Company acquired by the management and re-named Westfield Medical following MBO from the Bowater Group

1997

RH Lowe

RH Lowe plc acquire Westfield Medical

2000

Jourdan PLC

RH Lowe plc sell Westfield Medical to Jourdan plc

Supplying the World

Supplying the NHS and hospitals in over 70 countries worldwide in an expanding Distributor network.  Also servicing the UK and European medical device manufacturers.

2006

Clinipak

Westfield acquire Clinipak to broaden the product offering to the NHS.

2011
Humipak

Humipak

Humipak patent application

2012

Restructuring

Company restructuring plan starts

2013
Major Investment Programme

Major Investment Programme

Westfield Medical embark on a major investment programme

2014
New Sheeter

New Sheeter

New sheeter acquired and commissioned, capacity increased, and new pouch machine acquired.

2015

Supplying over 90 Countries

Primary supplier to the NHS also exporting to 90 countries.

Cleanroom completed

Final phase of cleanroom completed with successful validation to ISO Class 8.  Further investment including a new IT system with ERP ‘going live’ and machine upgrades across the facility.

2016
MBO completed

MBO completed

Management complete MBO supported by Maven Capital Partners

2017
25 years of SBA

25 years of SBA

25 years of Sterile Barrier Association

New Pouch Machine

New Pouch Machine

Investment continues with the acquisition of a new pouch machine

2018
50 Years

50 Years

Celebrates 50 years of experience and service.

The core values of excellent customer service, consistent quality and value for money have been important to the growth of the business.  There has also been a strong sense of community with many long serving work force.

2020
Pouch and Reel

Pouch and Reel

Investment made in pouch and reel machinery to meet the growth needs of the UK Hospitals and expanding export markets