Fisher & Paykel
The Fisher & Paykel company first launched its operations in 1934 in New Zealand as an importer of refrigerators, washing machines and radios. In the mid-1950s, they began to manufacture products using their own technology, late becoming involved in the healthcare sector. The company’s first respiratory care machine was a respiratory humidifier prototype developed for use on patients that were being ventilated in hospital intensive care units. Today, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (FPH) is a top manufacturer, designer and marketer with a global supply chain network of products and systems intended for respiratory care, acute care, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited listed on the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges.