Instrument Group Holdings Ltd (SIGH) is a full service Surgical Instrument
Company. Founded in 1995 by David Peddy to consolidate some of the many
small companies in the Instrument and Instrument repair business. SIGH
made their first acquisitions in 1997 by purchasing Baker & Thomson
and Caterham Surgical Supplies Ltd. This provided the basis for manufacture
and repair whilst SIGH was already the UK distributor for MICRO FRANCE
In March 1999 SIGH acquired the distribution
business of VALEPLAN (formerly FROUD) and moved it from Colchester
In March 2001 SIGH acquired the business of
MEDICAL INNOVATIONS (SERVICE CENTRE) LTD and moved their repair business
from Mitcham to Croydon.
In June 2006 ,SIGH acquired the business assets
of Osborn & Simmons, a well known and highly respected British
manufacturer of Ophthalmic Instruments.
We continue to search for acquisition opportunities
The Company has grown in the last ten years
by organic growth as well as acquisition and is now approximately
four times larger than the original acquisitions. SIGH employs seven
people full time and another six on a parttime basis.
SIGH manufacture BIPOLAR & DIATHERMY forceps
and scissors; we reinsulate these, Laparoscopic and other instruments
such as Skids, Cuscos & Sims, Thudicums and Retractors.
We repair all types of Surgical and Medical
equipment which includes sharpening, realigning, new T.C inserts,
recalibration of Sphygs. and the repair of Flowmeters.
SIGH represents a number of major instrument
suppliers including MICRO FRANCE Laparoscopic instruments; CUDA Light
leads; SHARN cleaning brushes and through our sister company CATERHAM
SURGICAL SUPPLIES LTD we also represent LAWTON, BOWA & LANDANGER.
We have enjoyed great success with MICRO FRANCE,
LAWTON, BOWA & LANDANGER instruments in the UK.
We are the U.K distributor of Asico Ophthalmic
instruments, including the popular Akashoki 2mm cataract surgery instruments.
We are actively seeking overseas distributors
to represent our Bipolar, Diathermy and Ophthalmic ranges.