Synergy Health

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For the organization in Michigan, see Synergy Medical.
Synergy Health plc
Type Public (LSESYR)
Industry Health care
Founded 1991
Headquarters Swindon, Wiltshire
Key people Sir Duncan K. Nichol, Chairman
Richard Steeves, CEO
Products Distribution of medical hygiene products
Services Sterilisation and decontamination of medical instruments, laboratory services including pathology and drug testing, contract laundry for healthcare providers
Revenue £361.2 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £56.2 million (2013)[1]
Profit £31.6 million (2013)[1]
Employees 4,500 (2012)[2]
Website www.synergyhealthplc.com

Synergy Health plc (LSESYR) is a global company headquartered in the United Kingdom. The company provides specialist outsourced services to the healthcare and related markets around the world, including Sterilisation services for medical device and other manufacturers, Decontamination of surgical instruments for Hospitals and other medical practitioners together with related Hygiene services. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has been a member of the FTSE 250 Index since 2008.[3]

History[edit]

Synergy was founded in 1991 as a manufacturer of surgical packs in Corby, Northamptonshire, listing on the Alternative Investment Market in London that same year. In subsequent years the company grew organically and through acquisition, buying a number of healthcare-related companies including Shiloh,[4] and Vernon Carus[5] in the United Kingdom; Isotron Plc[6] which extended the company's footprint in Europe and Asia, and MSI[7] and SRI[8] which acted as a springboard into the United States.

Operations[edit]

The Company's services include the medical device sterilisation, sterilisation of reusable medical instruments, provision of outsourced laundry services and the reprocessing of surgical linen. Synergy also provides a range of laboratory services including occupational pathology services and workplace drug and alcohol testing. The company also distributes medical hygiene products such as proprietary antibacterial cleansers and wet wipes, swabs and bandages. The company operates in four regions: UK & Ireland, Europe & Middle East, Asia & Africa and the Americas.

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