Article in this months Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine (MEM) in conjuction with Made in Britain Organisation
There's a great article on MGE in this months Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine highlighting the work that we've been doing over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic both with our medical equipment and also as we tried to carry on with business on our Converting and Print sides as well. To read the article, click on the image or alternatively here.
The article is in conjunction with the Made in Britain Organisation showcasing various British manufacturing companies and demonstrating the quality and diversity of products that are manufactured here in the UK.
If the article raises any questions or you'd like further information on our products, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist.
MGE opens new UK Medical Equipment Servicing Department for SAM units
As part of MGE's committment to helping our customers keep their equipment in full running order, we are pleased to announce the opening of our new Servicing Department to cater for the servicing and repair of all of our SAM range of medical suction units.
The new department opened at the start of 2021 along with a dedicated clean work area and offers a formal 'return to base' service where we can offer quick and reliable OEM Servicing or Repair of your SAM unit\s.
If you would like to book a repair \ service, you can do so by emailing the team directly () or by booking online via our website.
If you have any questions, you can also contact our customer services team and they will be happy to help.
New Regulatory Certificates now available on the website
We are pleased to confirm that following the UK leaving the EU transition period on 31st December, we have now updated all of our regulatory certificates in accordance with the new regulations.
MGE Christmas and New Year Shutdown 2020\2021
After what has been a very hard year for everybody throughout the World. MGE and all our staff will be taking a well earned rest over the Chrismas and New Year period to spend time with our families.
We will be closing for Christmas at 12.30pm on the 23rd December 2020 and reopening the factory on 4th January 2021 ready for a new Year.
All of us at MGE would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Customers, Suppliers, friends and families a very safe and Merry Christmas and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.
New Authorised Representative for MGE Medical Products
MGE are pleased to confirm to all our Medical distributors and customers that, in view of the impending end of the Transition Period on 31st December for the UK leaving the EU and in accordance with the mandates as laid down in Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) and the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (MDD), we have appointed a new Authorised Representative based within the EU.
Our new Authorised Representative is Advena Ltd. and they will be responsible for the appropriate surveillance in respect of all of the applicable requirements relating to MGE's medical devices that are CE certified from the 1st January 2021 onwards.
For further details or clarifications on this, please contact our Customer Services Team who will be happy to answer any queries that MGE's customers or end users may have.
MGE joins Made in Britain Organisation
MGE is pleased to announce it has become a member of the Made In Britain organisation. The organisation is dedicated to championing British manufacturing and helping customers at home or abroad identify UK-made products, with the use of a registered trade mark \ logo for use only by members who meet their strict criteria.
Membership acceptance underlines the fact that MGE equipment is fully assembled in Britain with many components sourced from UK Manufacturers giving our customer base confidence in the quality of the products that they purchase from us.
For further information on the Made in Britain initiative visit www.madeinbritain.org or to find out more about MGE’s extensive range of products, you can visit our directory page;
MGE gain Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification for IT Systems
As part of being a key supplier to the NHS, MGE have recently had our IT systems audited and successfully gained Certification for both the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus standards.
These are suggested standards from the UK governments National Cyber Security Centre that companies should follow in order to help protect their IT systems from malicious interference or attack by outside (or inside) Parties. Further details on this standard can be seen on the government Cyber website here and copies of MGE's two certificates can be downloaded from our document library here if required.
New MGE Vacuum Pumps launched for SAM Suction Units
Over the past few months, one of the outcomes of the increase in demand for our SAM Suction equipment was a requirement for us to accelerate the design work on producing our own new Vacuum pumps so that we become less reliant on external suppliers to meet our customer demands.
We are therefore very pleased to announce that the new MG30 and MG50 pumps are available and having passed all their testing are now being fitted as standard into all new SAM suction equipment.
The MG30 single head pump replaces our current MQ30 and is fitted in our general suction units such as the SAM 12 and SAM 14 whilst our higher spec MG50 (replacing the MQ45) is our double headed version and used in our larger Operating Theatre units including the SAM 35.
Both pumps offer the same performance specifications as their predecessors however they have been designed to use less plastic in their manufacture and also improved energy efficiency as we continue to do improvements to help reduce our environmental impact.
For more information, send a message to our Customer Services team who will be happy to assist further.
SAM Medical Filters - Protection and Viral Filtration Efficiency in respect to Covid-19
Following requests from several of our customers and hospitals, MGE have put together an information Datasheet to give guidance on our SAM Anti-bacterial and SAM Hydrophobic filters (MSP1002 and MSP1003) in regard to the protection that they offer against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) when used in conjunction with our Medical equipment.
MGE step up production of Suction Equipment to meet Covid-19 demands
As part of the fight against Covid-19, MGE have been working with a multitude of NHS hospitals as well as various other Health Ministries around the world to assist with the provision of Medical Suction equipment to help with the current global pandemic.
The latest equipment package was sent out today to supply the brand new Nightingale Hospital in London ready for it's opening on the 1st April. It is expected that this is the first delivery of many both for this location and the other temporary Hospital sites scheduled to be built across the UK.
In view of this MGE is liaising with our full supply network and ramping up our production levels to be able to maximise how we can assist Medical Institutions with their equipment needs during this fast changing crisis.
An Environmental Step in the Right Direction
We're pleased to announce that another of MGE's environmental goals has recently been reached with the completion of our internal product packaging project.
The project has involved the redesign and resourcing of all of our Paper & Cardboard based product packaging to ensure that only virgin material from sustainable sources or recycled corrugated board is used to package our entire product range. In addition all colouring, graphics and lettering on the packaging has been printed using only vegetable based inks to further limit the environmental impact over those caused by more traditional Petroleum based inks.
Not only has this given all of our packaging a consistant and stylish new look but also it's another step in making MGE's environmental footprint that little bit smaller.
Arab Health 2020 - Dubai
MGE had another successful Arab Health exhibition at the Dubai Trade Centre at the end of January this year.
On display we had a selection of our range of Suction equipment as we usually do and highlights for this year were our SAM e.p.s Ambulance wall bracket that has now been modified to be fully compatible with Ferno's iNTRAXX mounting system making installation very simple in Ambulances that have this fitted. In addition we were displaying a brand new prototype Portable battery suction device for use by paramedics and in the homecare market. The device got a great reception from all who saw it and the plan is to launch it towards the end of this year. So watch this space!
A big thank you to all those that attended our stand this year and we will respond to all of the queries and requests that were made. If you would like to contact us directly though, please do so by clicking here and Marc or Tamila will come back to you directly.
New SAM Microsuction Unit
Following our work with several Audiologists and Aural supply companies, we are pleased to announce our latest SAM unit to join our range, the SAM MS Microsuction device.
The Microsuction technique has been developed by ear nose and throat specialists, to remove wax and debris from the aural canal. The procedure is quick, easy, safe and is a pain (and syringe) free method of cleaning ears.
To carry out the procedure requires a reliable, consistant suction device and the SAM MS has been developed specifically to meet this requirement. And in addition to the new unit, we also now have a range of disposable sterilised suction tips and tools so a complete solution for Microsuction can be offered to the practitioner.
For further details, click here.
MGE is prepared for all outcomes
Several of our customers have noticed that recently the notified body number on our CE certification has changed from 0086, a notified body based in the UK, to 2797 which is a notified body based in the Netherlands.
This change has been made as part of MGE's preparations for Brexit and we are happy to assure our customers that we have taken all the necessary steps to ensure that our Medical CE certification will remain valid for all of our products whatever the final outcome happens to be.
If you have any specific concerns though, please Contact Us.
MGE bid farewell to our longest serving employee
March marked the end of an era with MGE when our longest serving employee decided to hang up his boots and take a well deserved retirement.
John Balls joined MGE back in 1964 as a school leaver and during his 55 year career here, he worked in a variety of positions and locations as MGE expanded from a small Electric motor winding company to the diverse engineering business that we are today taking all the changes in his stride.
All at MGE thank John for his dedication and hard work over all those years and we wish him a long and happy retirement!
Arab Health 2019 - Dubai
MGE had a great week exhibiting our range of Medical Suction equipment at Arab Health 2019 which took place in Dubai from the 28th-31st January. Thank you to all those that attended our stand this year and we will respond to all of the queries and requests that were made.
On display we had several of our Suction models ranging from our hand operated disposable suction T-Vac up to our innovative SAM e.p.s portable Suction unit for Ambulance, paramedics and Resuscitation Carts.
MGE successfully transition to new ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 Standards
MGE is please to announce that we have just completed a successful transition to the new ISO9001:2015 and ISO13485:2016 Quality Management Systems ensuring continued compliance with international standards and CE Marking.
New certificates for each are available from this website by following the Document Library link on the Menu Bar or alternatively by clicking here.
If you have any questions or need further information, please Contact Us or email us directly using
Case Study by Parvalux on MGE's new pump designs created during the 2020 lockdown period
Our new MG30 and MG50 pumps are covered in the latest case study article that has been produced by our electric motor partners, Parvalux.
It details how they assisted MGE during the 2020 lockdown period to help fast track our new medical vacuum pumps into production and allow us to continue to meet the heavy demands for medical suction equipment during the 1st wave of the Covid pandemic.
You can read the case study here or by clicking on the graphic next to this.
If you have any queries on this or you'd just like some further information on our products, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist.