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Crest Medical Ltd completes the acquisition of Macdonald & Taylor Healthcare's assets on 9 September 2023


Crest Medical Ltd is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Macdonald & Taylor Healthcare Ltd (M&T) Located in Cheshire and established in 1976, M&T designs and manufactures personal care products and protective safety equipment in the UK.

M&T’s established brand portfolio includes a workplace safety protection and medical brand “Primeguard” targeted at the occupational healthcare sector and NHS professionals. “Primeguard” protective clothing is a range of limited life clothing and accessories such as medical coveralls, gowns, and face coverings, providing personal safety and manufactured using specialist non-woven fabrics. “Primeguard” wipes are for medical and occupational health use. These dermatologically tested antibacterial wipes provide water-free cleansing for cleansing of skin and surfaces in a range of patient care environments and situations.

The acquisition brings with it the opportunity to have modern UK based, in-house manufacturing capabilities, offering increased capacity and supply chain control. Moreover, the introduction of UK manufacturing facilities further bolsters Crest’s environmental commitments towards a sustainable future and a healthier tomorrow. Crest’s commitments to ongoing investment at the current site supports the wider economic benefits of UK-based manufacturing and will increase its capability to provide Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM), private label products to existing and new Blue-Chip clients.

Crest Medical’s ambitions to lead in the personal care and workplace protection categories supports its growth strategy through synergistic acquisitions.

The post-deal strategy is to accelerate market access for these products, extend brand equity, and develop new applications and markets.

Alastair Maxwell, CEO, Crest Medical Limited comments:

 “In line with our strategy to grow both organically and by acquisition, we are delighted to announce the acquisition of Macdonald & Taylor Healthcare Ltd's assets. Crest Medical is dedicated to developing its brand portfolio and presence in the personal and professional care market.
Adding these brands to our portfolio will further enhance the Group’s position in the Pharma, Retail, Hospital and Occupational Health markets. The acquisition of the assets includes the continued employment of the existing Macdonald & Taylor employees and we look forward to welcoming the M&T team to the Crest Group.”


About Crest Medical Ltd

Crest Medical Ltd, part of the Crest Medical Holdings Group of companies, is a well-established supplier of first-aid, pharmaceuticals, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medical consumable products to the Hospital, Retail, Pharma and Occupational Health & Safety markets in both in the UK and internationally.


For over 25 years, Crest Medical Ltd has been a leading name in the First Aid and Medical Supplies market. Crest Medical Ltd sources, manufactures and supplies a range of wound care products; first aid kits; bandages; dressings; plasters; eyewash; footcare products; gloves; pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies through our own market-leading brands, our customers' own private label brands, and manufacturers' brands.

The Crest Medical Holdings Group consists of:

Crest Medical Ltd -
A leading name in the
First Aid and Medical
Supplies market.

Specialist in providing
warehousing, distribution,
and supply chain services
to healthcare related
third-parties (3PL).

Focused on developing
and commercialising a
portfolio of innovative
niche medical Devices.

leading supplier of
Occupational Health
products and services
in the UK.


The Group’s strategy is to focus on the Healthcare Market and grow organically and by acquisition.

Our organic growth strategy is to increase market share, driven by exceptional commercial execution, leading on quality and sustainability, whilst improving operational efficiency, all of which will give us a strategic advantage.

Where the Group sees strategic synergies, we will also accelerate growth by acquiring complementary healthcare brands and businesses to further enhance our positioning as a market-leading supplier to our target sectors.

You can find more about Crest Medical Ltd by visiting our website:

Macdonald and Taylor Healthcare

Macdonald & Taylor Healthcare Limited designs and manufactures personal care products and protective safety equipment. Incorporated in 1976 with headquarters in Warrington, United Kingdom, it has an established consumer personal care range under its own brands and workplace safety protection & medical care wipes under the brand “Primeguard” targeting both the occupational healthcare and NHS market. 



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