Manufacturer in Wetheringsett says new product will compete against Far East

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A manufacturer which makes ‘premium’ treatment couches for a range of industries, has announced it is to start making cheaper ‘junior models’.

Wetheringsett based Plinths 2000 makes couches for use in private clinics, GP surgeries, NHS departments and teaching hospitals.

“Following a rigorous design and specification process, we have spent almost three years field testing entry-level clinical grade couches that can compete with Far East imports on price,” said managing director Niall Dyer.

“Now we have a level of functionality, quality and robustness of construction that we are happy to put our name to and entrust to healthcare professionals.”

While the premium models are made entirely in the UK, the frames for the ‘junior’ models will be made at its production facility in Turkey before being assembled and upholstered at Wetheringsett.

Mr Dyer said: “This enables us to make significant savings on cost critical components and we can still be sure of quality standards, because it’s where we already make our complementary range of robust storage trolleys.”