Neil Carmichael, MP for Stroud, recently visited specialist healthcare company Xograph Technologies, part of the Xograph Group, which is based at the former Siemens site in Ebley Road, Stonehouse after moving from its former site in Tetbury last year.
During a tour of the new headquarters which is based on a 2.8 acre site and comprises an administration building and behind this an R & D, manufacturing and warehouse facility, Mr Carmichael was able to see the whole process of product development from concept and design, through prototyping and on to full scale manufacturing. He met with Group CEO Peter Staff, General Manager Mike Biro and Neil Cant who is responsible for product development and manufacturing. They then went into the radiology department to watch medical X-ray equipment being tested prior to its installation into NHS and Private Hospitals throughout United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Neil Carmichael commented, "It is very encouraging to see Xograph Technologies providing local jobs, manufacturing at the highest level and exporting around the world. With continued investment in this sector, I hope that more local firms will follow suit."
Mr Carmichael and Xograph's Group CEO Peter Staff are both members of the All Party Parliamentary Health Group and attend meetings on healthcare related topics regularly in Westminster.
Neil Cant, Production and Development Manager at Xograph Technologies Ltd, Neil Carmichael, MP, Peter Staff, Group CEO and Mike Biro, General Manager for Xograph Group Ltd.
Peter Staff said: "As a Group we are delighted to be manufacturing medical devices in the Stroud Valleys, particularly as these type of products until now were predominantly manufactured in the Far East. I would also like to say how pleased we were to receive excellent support from Stroud Council for our plans to upgrade the site."
New headquarters building.
About Xograph Technologies
Xograph Technologies offers major healthcare organisations a complete service from R&D, Design, Commercialisation and Manufacture of disposable medical and veterinary products, as well as electronic / software development and assembly.
Source: Xograph Technologies