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Fisher and Paykel Healthcare : Taking independent steps on the international scene


Fisher and Paykel (F&P) Industries’ involvement in healthcare started in the late 1960s when F&P Industries sought participation in a business that could benefit from their growing manufacturing and electronic expertise. A prototype respiratory humidifier, developed in New Zealand for use with patients in hospital intensive care situations, was taken to the production stage by F&P Industries. As the healthcare business started to flourish, the complications associated with growth also started to grip F&P’s Healthcare division. This case presents a historic timeline and reiterates the events which led to the establishment of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare as an independent company.

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Case Description
Business Case Study NoUA-2008-003
Number of Pages28
CategoryHistorical narrative; Teaching case
CompanyFisher and Paykel Healthcare
Setting - CountryNew Zealand

SourceAuckland, NZ. Publisher: University of Auckland Business Case Centre. Pages: 1 - 29