Business View Oceania | Volume 4, Issue 3

65 66 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3 ESP MEDICAL Smart Solutions for Tough Conditions E stablished in 2020 as a division of parent company ES Plastics, ESP Medical is a New Zealand owned and operated medical plastics product developer and manufacturer. Parent company ES Plastics has been in the manufacturing game for over 30 years. In response to the ever-increasing demand for medical supplies alongside nationwide lockdowns, the company invested their assets and experience into the establishment of ESP Medical as a specialised division. That investment worked to boost New Zealand’s manufacture of medical supplies including devices and helped to ease significant pressure felt by healthcare systems around the country during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating out of Hamilton, New Zealand, the team of five at ESP Medical has utilised ES Plastics’ facilities and supporting staff over the last 24 months to build a business unit dedicated to the design, manufacture, and continued development of high-quality medical plastics products. ESP Medical was also able to utilise the pharmaceutical manufacture division of ES Plastics, which has been operating for the past 20 years under Director Heather Allen’s management. The ability to use the quality systems and infrastructure within this division, such as GMP clean rooms and full traceability requirements, was a perfect steppingstone into the manufacturing requirements of medical products. ESP Medical offers a comprehensive contract manufacturing service that begins with concept design moves into product design, design for manufacture (ensuring all products are fit for efficient full-scale manufacturing prior to tooling), in-house, and production manufacturing (injection moulding, blow moulding, thermoplastic elastomer moulding, insert moulding, over moulding, and GMP silicone moulding), before concluding with post production support (inventory management, regulatory support, labelling, packaging, assembly, third-party printing management, and electronics support). The company is also responsible for the design, manufacture, development, and distribution of their RESPO2NSE ventilator, which was created as a ‘safety net’ for New Zealand’s healthcare system in the height of the pandemic. The RESPO2NSE ventilator is currently being commercialised in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia as a compact yet flexible device suitable for emergency, intensive, and transport care. AT A GLANCE ESP MEDICAL WHAT: Intelligent medical device design and manufacture WHERE: ESP Medical is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand WEBSITE: