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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|Business Case Study No||UA-2008-003|
|Number of Pages||28|
|Category||Historical narrative; Teaching case|
|Company||Fisher and Paykel Healthcare|
|Setting - Country||New Zealand|
|Source||Auckland, NZ. Publisher: University of Auckland Business Case Centre. Pages: 1 - 29|