Cardiac Science Managing Director Shaun Ingram at the company's UK head office in Stockport

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Cardiac Science moves UK head office to Stockport

Defibrillator manufacturer Cardiac Science has moved its UK facility to larger premises in Stockport.

The move to the new facility in Heaton Mersey Business Park, which includes a bigger warehousing and distribution area, comes after a period of sustained growth for the automated external defibrillator (AED) provider.

The larger distribution centre will allow the company to offer faster delivery times and increase the amount of stock available for shipment across the UK.

Cardiac Science’s managing director, Shaun Ingram, said: “The move to a larger UK base is a result of our success in highlighting the need for AEDs in every walk of life. As a result of our move, we expect to increase workforce with new posts in sales support, warehousing and distribution roles to better service our customers.”

According to figures from the Arrhythmia Alliance, up to 100k lives are lost each year in the UK from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), with approximately 13% of UK SCA incidents happening in the workplace. Defibrillation can increase the rate of survival to as high as 75%, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Demand for Cardiac Science’s products, in particular its Powerheart G5 AED, is being driven by increased instances of cardiovascular disease, an ageing population, and a move by private and public sector organisations towards general access to defibrillators as part of their health and safety agenda.

Another growth driver for Cardiac Science UK is the launch of its hire and lease deals under which organisations can own an AED from £1 per day.

The firm believes the launch of the new scheme has boosted interest in AEDs. Shaun added: “Leasing is one of the best ways of getting state-of-the-art life-saving technology into every business. It is particularly useful for contractors requiring an AED for a short-term project, such as a building contract.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by James Welton .

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