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Established in 1970, Exmoor designs, develops, manufactures and markets sterile surgical devices for use in otorhinolaryngology - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and is now a leading company in the field. Its name and logo has become synonymous with high quality innovative designs and Exmoor prides itself on friendly and loyal customer service.

In September 2020 Exmoor Plastics Limited was acquired by Robinson Healthcare Limited.

Robinson Healthcare is a well established and larger business than Exmoor. It is active in single use medical instruments which they sell under the highly regarded ‘Instrapac’ brand. Exmoor’s product range complements Robinson Healthcare’s existing medical instrument business and the Robinson Healthcare sales team will quickly offer Exmoor products alongside their existing Instrapac products, both businesses providing high quality instruments that deliver high clinical value.

About Robinson Healthcare:

Robinson Healthcare is one of the longest established and most reputable manufacturers of consumable healthcare products in the UK. Originally formed in 1839, the company specialises in UK manufacturing of medical devices. For more information follow this link: Robinson Healthcare Company Overview

ACCREDITATION

We are accredited to the international standards: ISO 13485:2016 and we satisfy the requirements of MDD 93 42 EEC (CE marking) and FDA CFR 21.820.

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TRANSITION TO NEW NOTIFIED BODY

Please be informed that as of 16th December 2019 the following change will take place:

  • Exmoor Plastics Ltd’s notified body will change from SGS UK (CE0120) to SGS Belgium (CE1639).
  • This change will affect IFU’s, Declarations of Conformities, labelling, certification and our website.
  • The change is purely an administration issue and will not prejudice the quality of our service or goods. However, there is a labelling transition period where the Notified Body, identified on our certification and the labelling on the devices/packaging/IFU, may not match.
  • This transition period may last up to 6 months.

If you require any further information please Contact Us.

THE HISTORY OF EXMOOR PLASTICS

1970

Founded Partnership

Brian East forms Exmoor Plastics with founding partner Carol Knight.
1972

Trading Begins

Exmoor Plastics catalogue is made up of just one Aural Ventilation Tube.
1975

Out of Business

Due to the oil crisis in the 1970's, polymer became increasingly more difficult to source. This forced Exmoor Plastics to cease trading.
1976

Back in Business!

Exmoor Plastics starts trading again.
1978

Brian East Assumes Full Control of Exmoor Plastics

Brian East buys Carol Knight out of Exmoor Plastics.
1981

Exmoor Plastics Operated Full Time

Exmoor becomes a full time operation with the goal of becoming a significant international medical device manufacturer.
Brian East's objective was to design, develop, manufacture, brand 'Exmoor' and market around the world surgical and micro-surgical devices for use in the ENT discipline.
1982-1983

Lisieux Way Factory Built

Still Exmoor's home to this day, the original factory measured 2000 sq ft.
1983 - 1989

ENT Product Range Extended

Exmoor increased its offering of such devices addressing otology, rhinology, laryngology and sinus surgery. The product line also includes many devices, accessories and procedure packs for use in ENT/ORL OPD.
1991

Exmoor Plastics Inc. Founded

Located in Indianapolis, Exmoor Plastics Inc. was set up as supply and contact point for the US market.
1991

Exmoor Plastics Enters the US and German Markets

Exmoor now supply over 30 markets worldwide.
1995

Lisieux Way Factory Extended

The current factory now stands at 4500 sq ft.
2000

Single-Use Adenoidectomy Instruments Introduced

Following the variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD) crisis and the risk of iatrogenic transmission via instruments of this invariably fatal disease, 'Exmoor' was requested to develop single-use kits.
2000

Additional Premises Leased

One unit was rented at Trinity Business Centre to create additional capacity with the introduction of the Adenoidectomy Instruments.
2001

Additional Units Leased

As operations grew a further two units were rented at Trinity Business Centre.
2007

Exmoor Innovations Incorporated

Exmoor Innovations was conceived to supply Exmoor's new, innovative products. The current catalogue includes Epidrum and Cytofoam.
More information can be found at Exmoor Innovations
2007

Epidrum Wins Cutlers' Prize

Cutlers' Surgical Prize 2007 - Awarded by the Worshipful Company of Cutlers and judged by the Royal College of Surgeons of England as the most "outstanding work in the field of instrumentation or technical development in any branch of surgery."
2007

Additional Unit Leased

To create more manufacturing space a further unit was rented at Trinity Business Centre and used solely for storage.
2008

Epidrum CE Marked

Epidrum is an optimal, constant, low pressure LOR device to facilitate epidural procedures. Interposed between needle and syringe, the device is charged with air to expand its diaphragm.
When the needle is advanced, the sudden collapse of the diaphragm signals the needle's penetration into the epidural space, providing a highly specific, positive and visual confirmation that the endpoint has been reached.
2011

Brian East Passes Away

Brian East, Founder and Managing Director of Exmoor Plastics Ltd, passed away after a short illness on November 18th 2011, aged 75.
Brian made a great deal of friends in the ENT fraternity over the 42 years at the head of the company, and was widely regarded by many as a 'true English gentleman'.
As many will know, he supported ENT related charities and charitable activities throughout his life. This support was a perceived responsibility and indeed duty that he was glad to be able to provide.
Brian's personal contribution to the quality and breadth of devices available to the ENT clinician, around the world, has been very significant.
2011

New Board Appointed

Following the passing of Brian a new board of directors was appointed consisting of:
Kevin East - Finance & Operations Director
Simon East - Production Director
Matthew East - Technical & Regulatory Director
2016

ISO 13485:2016 Accreditation Achieved

We are accredited to the international standards: ISO 13485:2016 and we satisfy the requirements of MDD 93 42 EEC (CE marking) and FDA CFR 21.820.
2017

Board Reshuffle

Matthew East departs Exmoor after 34 years service and this results in a board reshuffle. The new board consists of:
Nevelle Marchant - Chairman
Kevin East - Finance & Operations Director
Simon East - Production Director
Patrick East - Technical & Regulatory Director
Joanne Westney - Non-Executive Director
2019

Trinity Site Vacated

Due to land redevelopment Exmoor had to vacate Trinity Business Centre. The decision was taken to return all manufacturing, quality and commercial operations to the Lisieux Way factory.
2020

Exmoor Plastics Joins The Robinson Healthcare Family

In September 2020 Exmoor Plastics Limited is acquired by Robinson Healthcare Limited.
About Robinson Healthcare:
Robinson Healthcare is one of the longest established and most reputable manufacturers of consumable healthcare products in the UK. Originally formed in 1839, the company specialises in UK manufacturing of medical devices.
For more information follow this link:
Robinson Healthcare Company Overview

qualifications?
We are accredited to the international standards: ISO 13485:2016 and we satisfy the requirements of MDD 93 42 EEC (CE marking) and FDA CFR 21.820.
What do we do?
We give expression to ideas for medical devices by designing - developing - manufacturing and marketing them globally to the highest standards
specialisation?
Based in the beautiful West Country of England, for five decades we have specialised in products for the ENT/ORL discipline
Our Products?
The product catalogue features a broad range of surgical and micro-surgical devices, accessories, kits and procedure packs for use in the ENT/ORL discipline, both in the operating theatre and in the out-patient department.
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Visit Us
Lisieux Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2LB UK
Call Us
+44(0)1823 351040
Fax Us
+44 (0)1823 326240
Email Us
sales@exmoorltd.com