SteriPack has acquired Kinneir Dufort (KD), a Bristol UK based, user-centered design and product development firm. The addition of KD geographically expands SteriPack's design, development, human factors research & engineering capabilities creating a European R&D Centre of Excellence.
Globally, SteriPack now has over 150 specialist staff dedicated to medical device and life science product design and development, providing an integrated and holistic service from product origination through to volume manufacturing. "KD will further augment SteriPack's global Design and Development team, and importantly, by leveraging our best-in-class manufacturing operations across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, provide current and future customers enhanced options to better meet their specific needs," said Andrew McLean, President & CEO of SteriPack Group.
Kinneir Dufort's CEO, Merle Hall added, "By joining the SteriPack Group, we are able to accelerate KD's journey; creating new opportunities for both our team and our business by increasing our expertise and, through our work, making a difference to an expanded client base. We're delighted to be joining forces with a business that shares our culture, values and purpose."
Michael Halleck, VP of Software Product Development at HWI states that he is "very excited and optimistic to learn of the new addition to the SteriPack family! The acquisition of Kinner Dufort is continuing proof of SteriPack’ S vision and commitment to create and sustain a global, world class product development presence. I personally look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with our new teammates, bringing life changing technologies into the health care sector."