Kimal are an innovative and trusted developer, manufacturer and supplier of speciality procedural packs and vascular access devices for use across a range of clinical departments.
As a proudly independent company, our responsiveness and agility, combined with strong partnership and collaboration ethos, make us a supplier of choice to health organisations the world over.
It was formed by George and Diana Press in 1964 and is named after their two children, at that time, Kim and Al (an).
Originally a producer and seller of laboratory equipment the company was soon offered, and took the opportunity to get into the cardiology market when it began selling a heart pacemaker as distributor for Cordis® (now J&J®) in November 1964.
Kimal introduced a number of significant technologies and manufacturers to the UK. These included: The Judkins technique; Cook®, Terumo; ACS (now Guidant®); AVE (now Medtronic®) and Arrow®. Kimal introduced the first hollow fibre dialyser in 1968.
Kimal has always had a willingness to partner and collaborate with customers and suppliers and still enters joint ventures and long term relationships with like-minded parties. Kimal’s manufacturing operations are centred at our plant in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, which has capacity to manufacture customised procedure packs, plus speciality devices and tubing. In addition we manufacture ‘own label’ packs for strategic partners in many different fields through Kimal’s ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified contract services operation. Manufacturing and product development is supported by Kimal’s in-house Quality Assurance and Regulatory Team.
Nearby at Droitwich, Kimal has a +70,000 sq. ft. distribution centre from where products are shipped to more than 70 countries around the world. Service is a critical element of Kimal’s offering and Droitwich is now a hub for a number of innovative complete procedural solutions, managing inventory and delivering directly to hospital units and patients’ homes.
Kimal is now an International company with direct operations in Germany and the Middle East and an International Sales Team of Distributor Managers. The International Team operates from our london office in Uxbridge, close to Heathrow airport. We also maintain an office in China.
Kimal employs 200+ staff and has plans for continued expansion both in the UK and throughout the world.