Despite having only been established within the past six months, Dental Merchants is growing rapidly and this week agreed a distribution deal with one of the most established manufacturers of surgical instruments in the world, S Murray and Co.
S Murray & Co. has manufactured high quality surgical instruments since 1948, following the acquisition of Sheffield-based manufacturers George Gill & Sons, who in turn had over 80 years’ experience of surgical instrument production. The subsequent acquisitions of Nowlin & Son in 1990 and Heeley Surgical in 1999 saw the range of manufactured instruments expand significantly and in 2003 the company relocated to a brand new, purpose-built, 10,000 square foot factory still in the Sheffield area. Although historically the firm has been primarily a hospital supplier, S Murray and Co. is keen to become the leading dental instrument provider for the UK.
Gaps in the market
‘We see a gap in the market and we feel that we can fill it,’ stated Jonathan Cotty, Director of Dental Merchants. ‘For too long this industry has been monopolised by a few large players who have continuously pushed up prices on quality disposables, consumables and instruments for dentistry. As a smaller outfit, we keep our overheads exceptionally low whilst supplying the highest quality goods at a more reasonable price. We have recently joined Twitter (https://twitter.com/
With regards to the new distribution agreement Jonathan Cotty stated, ‘We are genuinely delighted to have agreed to become the distributor for the dental range manufactured by S Murray and Co. With a huge assortment of instruments and the ability to custom build anything that may be required, the quality and workmanship speaks for itself. Following careful research, we approached S Murray and Co. as we consider them to be one of the leading manufacturers of surgical instruments in the world, so it is a big coup for us to have become their sole UK distribution partner for their extensive range of dental instruments.’