Over the last few years, Steeper Group has significantly expanded our business, enhancing our reputation as an expert in delivering patient care, a global supplier of upper limb prostheses, and a strategic distributor partner for world-recognised brands.
To continue our growth strategy and develop innovative products and services for the future, the business owners have sought a new partner who are aligned to our values of Care, Integrity and Patient Focus. We are very pleased to announce that on 8th March 2023 we have joined the Eqwal Group, who have agreed to acquire 100% of the shares in Steeper Group. The Board are confident that this is an excellent choice for the long-term development of the Company and are excited about the opportunities this new relationship will bring.
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Toulouse, France, the Eqwal Group is a global prosthetics and orthotics patient care services provider, employing over 1700 people with clinics across Europe and the USA. Eqwal is also a global leader in 3D printing solutions and CAD/CAM systems. Joining Eqwal will provide the opportunity to enhance our UK clinical offering and deliver innovation across our product ranges and clinical services.
The excellent relationships Steeper have forged with our NHS partners, customers and suppliers both in the UK and overseas remain of paramount importance, and being part of the Eqwal Group will bring clear benefits in sharing expertise and best practice across a global patient care network.
John Midgley, Paul Steeper and the Board will be staying with the business, working closely with the Eqwal team to deliver the benefits from a collective passion in bringing our customers the very best in patient care. We will continue to operate under the Steeper brand, and all customers and suppliers should continue to contact us in their usual way.
Steeper CEO, Paul Steeper commented “this is an exciting opportunity to work within a global network of patient-focused businesses. Eqwal were an ideal fit thanks to their established network of patient-focused prosthetic and orthotic care providers. We’re looking forward to our future journey as part of Eqwal Group.”
Jean-Pierre Mahé, CEO at Eqwal said “Eqwal is proud to welcome Steeper Group to our worldwide network of patient care service providers. We’re also honoured to carry the heritage and continue the story of a company who were founded over 100 years ago! We’re thrilled at the confidence John, Paul and the Steeper Team have afforded us by joining our ambitious project: To offset disability throughout the world and to build an inclusive society whilst protecting and preserving the environment.”