By Nick Hill
A Yorkshire healthcare company has marked its 45th year in business by breaking into the Chinese market.
JRI Orthopaedics has won a contract to produce hip replacement implants in its Sheffield manufacturing facility for a Beijing-based medical company to sell into the Chinese market.
As well as a manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments, JRI is also aiming to have its own hip replacement products registered for sale in China early next year and has a distribution deal lined up with its Chinese partner.
Keith Jackson, managing director, said: “Despite the fact that China leads the world in low cost manufacturing, our world class manufacturing capabilities and efficiencies have allowed us to defy conventions.
“The Chinese economy is huge and significant investment is being made in health care. Patient expectations are increasing and there is a really good appetite for innovative British brands.