Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK) will undergo a planned reorganisational strategy which will result in sister-company John Weiss & Son’s integration within HS-UK on 1st January 2022.
After 230 years, naturally, John Weiss will remain an established product brand; however, it will cease to be an incorporated legal entity, so John Weiss & Son will cease to trade on 31st December 2021.
HS-UK will become the exclusive UK Distributor of the John Weiss range of gold-standard ophthalmic micro-surgical instruments and procedures & implants. It will also take over the sole UK Distributor agreements for the; Haag-Streit Surgical microscope range, the Haag-Streit Simulation medical simulator portfolio, the Nova Eye iTrack canaloplasty microcatheter and the Meridian 810 shortpulse laser.
In addition, HS-UK will be appointed UK Distributor status for the portfolio of ‘Trusted Brands’, which includes; FEATHER ophthalmic scalpels, blades and holders, KERARING corneal ring segments, MedOne vitreoretinal cannulae, Tecfen corneal trephine blades and tissue punches, HEINE primary diagnostic instruments, Lacrivera punctal inclusion systems, SPIGGLE & THEIS lid implants, InstruSafe custom surgical trays, MORCHER implants and ACROfine single-use instruments.
This reorganisation will be seamless, there is no planned change concerning continuity of the supply of products into the UK market, or to our World-wide network of Distributors. There will be no variation to the current HS-UK and John Weiss operational and staffing structure post-integration, so Distributors, customers and suppliers will continue to deal with the same point of contact(s).
Dean Johnson, CEO of John Weiss & Son and HS-UK commented, “I see this as extremely positive, with the formation of 2 ophthalmic divisions, Diagnostic and Surgical. This will give HS-UK the opportunity to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ to ophthalmic professionals, enabling us to build on the John Weiss legacy, and its excellent reputation within the surgical industry”.
If you have any questions regarding the reorganisation, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the HS-UK Team
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