Melbourne / 24 August 2012 – Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN), a global leader in medical gloves and healthcare safety solutions, today announced it has entered into a multi-year purchasing agreement with Ramsay Health Care (ASX: RHC), one of the largest private hospital groups in Australia and abroad.
The three (3) year agreement appoints Ansell as the preferred supplier for surgical gloves and healthcare safety solutions (Ansell Sandel Medical Solutions). Ansell will supply all hospitals and day surgery facilities Ramsay operates across Australia, and possibly Ramsay’s facilities in the United Kingdom, France and Indonesia.
Bill Porter, Group Procurement Manager of Ramsay Health Care, said: “This new agreement initially provides best in market pricing in any country Ramsay operates in, and will ultimately lead to a Global parity pricing structure across the Group where all Ramsay hospitals will pay a regionally competitive price no matter what country they are in. Ansell is one of the first companies to recognise Ramsay’s Global footprint and the potential to grow their business as Ramsay expands into other markets”.
“We are very excited about this agreement with Ramsay Health Care group”, said Anthony Lopez, President and General Manager of Ansell’s Medical Solutions Global Business. “We are pleased to continue our long standing partnership with Ramsay, and consider the agreement a terrific opportunity to showcase Ansell’s ability to leverage its product leadership and global operational capacity to serve the needs of global customers in multiple healthcare segments”.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
VP – Sales ANZ
Tel: +61 3 9270 7200
Group Procurement Manager
Tel: +61 2 9433 3481
About Ramsay Health Care
Ramsay Health Care was established in Sydney, Australia in 1964 and has grown to become a global hospital group operating 117 hospitals and day surgery facilities across Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Indonesia. Ramsay Health Care is well-respected in the health care industry for operating quality private hospitals and for its excellent record in hospital management and patient care. It is this exceptional reputation that attracts leading health care practitioners to work in Ramsay facilities. Ramsay Health Care facilities cater for a broad range of health care needs from day surgery procedures to highly complex surgery, as well as psychiatric care and rehabilitation. With over 9000 beds, the Company employs over 30,000 staff across three continents.
More information on Ramsay Health Care can be found on www.ramsayhealth.com.