Company overview

Building for a Brighter Future, while making the Present Count

With over 7 decades of history, innovation and product knowledge and customer support, MWE has been leading the pre-analytics market with UK manufactured swabs, specimen collection media and lab consumables.

Our history

MWE was created in 1952 by Stanley Broggio and today is a global organisation in the diagnostics arena, with expertise in developing and manufacturing pre-analytical devices for specimen acquisition and transportation.

Stanley started the company with the production of wire swabs and general laboratory components. In the 1960’s the company developed the world’s first range of individually packed sterile swabs.

In 1975, Stanley’s son Nigel Broggio invented and launched Transwab®, the world’s first commercial semi-solid medium transport device. Transwab® remains the industry standard across the globe.

Our values

MWE has been at the forefront of laboratory sciences and our aim has been to ensure we meet our customers’ needs. Our innovation has been led by finding solutions to our customers challenges whether that be in developing products for improving efficiencies, making transportation of pathogens safe, or even supporting our customers to improve efficiencies.

Our employees are the backbone of the business. At MWE, we believe in diversity, inclusivity, and fairness within our teams. We encourage teamwork and provide training and support to all our employees as part of the MWE family.

Our future

MWE has reinvested in a strong infrastructure, 5 manufacturing and operations facilities, equipment, and people with the aim of building a better future for the healthcare industry. We have the capacity to meet global demand and as a business our growth which has been ten-fold has given us the ability to innovate and develop new products at a faster pace. At MWE, we are building for a brighter future, while making the present count.

We’re committed to achieving NET ZERO emissions, and we’re dedicated to supporting our customers and distributors to join us in this sustainability mission. Our journey towards sustainability has begun with solar panels on our new headquarters to reduce our carbon footprint and transitioning our sales fleet to hybrids for eco-friendly mobility. Additionally, we’re exploring alternative packaging solutions to further minimise environmental impact to pave the way towards a greener, more sustainable future together.

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+44 (0) 1225 810361


Medical Wire & Equipment
Corsham, Wiltshire
SN13 9RT

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