Our Story – Medical Wire to MWE

Established for over 70 years, Medical Wire (MWE) has grown into a global enterprise supporting organisations and governments worldwide, in industries including food, forensics, clinical, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and even veterinary.

Established for over 70 years, Medical Wire (MWE) began as a family run manufacturer of medical devices in the UK. Today, we have grown into a global enterprise supporting organisations and governments worldwide in industries including food, forensics, clinical, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and even veterinary.

Our global presence in over 120 countries has meant that we have had the opportunity to invest in our people, equipment, and the business. Our aim over the years has been to repatriate manufacturing skills and resources, reducing reliance from overseas.

Despite the growth, our customers have always been at the heart of the business and supporting their needs has been our main priority.

Every product innovation over the last 70 years has been driven by our efforts to deliver good quality, safe and reliable solutions to our customers.

As part of our service provision, we deliver bespoke training programmes to organisations and clinicians worldwide, helping them understand changing industry norms within medical devices and how to apply them.

The pandemic was challenging for people, businesses and communities, globally.

As COVID-19 spread, there was a global shortage of swabs, which meant that the UK government needed support in delivering COVID-19 testing. COVID-19 became the focus of hospitals, laboratories and businesses. Medical Wire decided to reinvest resources into supporting the nation in this crisis, becoming one of the biggest pre-analytics providers in the world and the only UK manufacturer of swabs.

We invested in new production capacity, new management, trained our teams all to meet this demand. It wasn’t always smooth sailing as we had to ensure our employees were safe and protected. We also had to make sure that our customers in laboratories and hospitals were looked after, while fulfilling the nation’s needs.

The Future

Over the last few years Medical Wire has gone from strength to strength.

We are now leading the market by providing reliable, safe, and good quality medical devices that meet manufacturing standards.

We have developed robust lean processes to ensure we have greater capacity to meet supply-chain demand in the UK and globally.

We will continue supporting the community of Wiltshire by providing job opportunities, leadership training, and aid to charities like the Wilshire Air Ambulance, Julia’s House, and GBS Society.

Our aim is to build a brighter future for the diagnostics industry but also make the present count.

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