Vygon (UK) Ltd
The Pierre Simonet Building
V Park, Gateway North
Phone: (01793) 748800
Fax: (01793) 748899
Hours of Business
Mon-Fri 09.00 - 17.30
Parent Company and Global Operations
Vygon UK moves from Cirencester to a new site in Swindon, which provides the space required to support the needs of the business. In Cirencester the business operated over three sites, so this centralisation will greatly improve efficiencies and facilitate growth in the future.
United States of America
Vygon purchases the distributer Advanced Medical Systems and Churchill Medical Products, a procedure kit, tray and accessories manufacturer. This has considerably strengthened Vygon’s presence in the US market. Their primary focus is now on neonatology, paediatrics, IV therapy, oncology and ICU/emergency medicine in the hospital setting, as well as alternate care and homecare. Vygon Corporation has now relocated to Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania.
Opening of Vygon Middle East.
Czech Republic and Poland
Opening of the Czech and Polish subsidiaries.
Opening of the Italian subsidiary.
Today Vygon is well established in the Italian market, with particular success in the field of regional anaesthesia.
Opening of the Swedish subsidiary.
The growth of Vygon Sweden has been strong, particularly in neonatology and respiratory medicine.
Opening of Uruguayan subsidiary.
This subsidiary is primarily active in the neonatal market.
Purchase of the Conframed factory in Barranquilla.
This represented a new opportunity for Vygon to expand its activities into South America. This plant develops and produces product lines specifically for the South American market. Products made in Barranquilla include surgical brushes, endotracheal tubes and scalp vein sets.
Portugal, India and Bulgaria
Creation of Portuguese, Indian and Bulgarian subsidiaries.
Opening of SIPA plant in Avesnes sur Helpe, in the northern Pas-de-Calais region of France.
This factory is a centre of excellence for manual and semi-automated production. SIPA production includes respiratory products, wound drainage and regional anaesthesia including epidural and spinal analgesia, and nerve stimulation.
Spain, The Netherlands and Ireland
Creation of Spanish, Dutch and Irish subsidiaries.
Opening of the SAP plant near St. Saulve near Valenciennes.
Here Vygon creates ranges of single-use theatre drapes. The plant is at the heart of Vygon’s business strategy, with the development of custom packs and other products.
Creation of the subsidiary.
Vygon Belgium moved to Brussels in 1998 and centralises all the commercial activity in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Creation of the subsidiary in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Today Vygon (UK) Ltd is the leading subsidiary in the Group in terms of turnover.
Opening of a factory in Aix la Chapelle near Achen.
Opening of Dimequip plant in Frameries.
This plant is part of the birth of Vygon’s industrial presence and produces high output manufacturing at competitive prices, including tracheal suctions catheters and the Biovalve IV cannula – a major product for Vygon.
Creation of the subsidiary in Aachen. This marks the start of Vygon’s international presence.
Creation of Vygon in Ecouen by Belgian Engineer Pierre Simonet.
Pierre had always been driven by innovation, and after WWII turned his attention to healthcare. In 1946 he created the first French blood bank, but changing legislation required a physician to run these so Pierre had to move on. He then created the company Etablissements Dubernard with the aim of introducing plastic into the healthcare market as a replacement for widely used fragile glass flasks. Pierre sold this company in 1960 to Laboratoires Labaze.
Pierre had his next idea during a short stay in hospital. He became aware of the difficulties with device sterilisation, and had the idea to develop single-use medical devices. In 1962 Vygon was born.
Today Stéphane Régnault, husband of Pierre’s granddaughter, continues the family venture.