Company profile

UK Managing Director's Message

Welcome to the MIP UK website.

Providing effective, affordable, quality care requires the right people and the right supplies, at the right time. Our customers face challenges specific to their unique environments, which may require customised solutions for their personalised needs. At MIP, we are dedicated to supplying each customer with healthcare textile and related solutions that answer those specific situations and requirements. We work tirelessly with you to make sure your needs are met and the highest quality of care is delivered.

Being part of MIP Inc, a large Canadian company founded in 1977, allows MIP (UK) Ltd access to global textile technologies and the ability to source products from optimal sourcing points around the world. At all times we strive to provide products that not only meet our own high standards but exceed them too.

We are proud of our success and work with our customers in order that they can benefit from our unique way of solution selling. MIP believes that the purchase price of a product is only part of the story - it's the full-life cost of a product that really counts. Our commitment to providing the best possible products for the task at hand is reflected in our standards and accreditations. Alongside our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 MIP are proud to hold NHS LSAS Level 4 status, the highest level awarded, therefore ensuring that customers buying from MIP can be confident that products are sourced with a high level of corporate, social and ethical governance with regards to labour standards.

We welcome you to the MIP (UK) Ltd website and hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future.

Paul Crabtree

UK Managing Director

Who We Are

Our History

MIP is a Canadian company with a very proud history. MIP (previously known as Med-I-Pant) was founded by Jerry Friedman in 1977 as the first manufacturer and supplier of adult reusable briefs designed to meet the needs of incontinent adults . About a year later, David Schreiner joined as a partner to head up sales. Together, they started to build the company, adding other key employees along the way. Today, MIP has become a global leader in the reusable healthcare textile industry, providing a broad range of products and services to the healthcare industry in North America, Europe and around the world.

From the start, the Company's employees were inspired by a vision of understanding customers' needs and providing products that met those needs. The Company grew because of this innovative spirit and unique customer approach. As a result, MIP and its employees around the world have earned the respect and admiration of healthcare professionals and competitors alike and the Company is recognized and defined as a leader in innovation and dedication to customers' needs.

Today, the MIP group sells its products in Canada, the United States and internationally in more than 27 countries. We have offices and facilities in Europe with MIP Europe GMBH, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Med-I-Pant UK Ltd. (MIP UK) in the United Kingdom and serve many of the other European countries including France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. We supply our customers with a broad range of textile products, services and solutions in all markets. Our customers include large and small laundries, distributors, hospitals and long term care facilities.

In September 2013, MIP's ownership group expanded with an investment from Banyan Capital Partners. Today, MIP is owned by senior management in partnership with Banyan. Banyan's approach is to partner with management teams, combining their experience and expertise with extensive capital resources to help build and grow their portfolio companies. In 2016, MIP acquired the UK based health care textile company Cromptons, thus solidifying its UK position and expanding it's product portfolio.

The continued success would not be possible without the support of our dedicated team of employees and business partners, our devotion to teamwork and our core values as reflected in our Beliefs and Corporate Directional Plan.

To find out more about Banyan Capital Partner please refer to their web site

Vision & Mission

VISION: To be recognized as the preferred supplier of health care textiles, related products, services and solutions.

MISSION: Improve the stakeholders’ day-to-day experience by consistently and sustainably helping to enhance the effectiveness of health care systems through innovative products, services, and solutions.

Our Beliefs


Our employees are the key to success. They should be valued, listened to and respected and provided with the appropriate tools and learning opportunities to be the best they can be.


Our customers and their customers are the driving force of our business. We will do the best job possible to be proactive and innovative in providing products and services that help them meet or exceed their objectives.


We believe in doing business with reliable, loyal, quality and innovative vendors with whom we can build strong, honest and mutually beneficial long-term relationships.


MIP will be a respected member of those communities in which it operates and will always strive for sustainability throughout its value chain.

Our Quality Policy

At MIP we strive to manufacture only the highest quality products and are proud that we have a name synonymous with quality in such a competitive industry. Any product that leaves our UK warehouse should be fit for purpose and as such we have worked hard to develop and maintain the quality policy for the UK.

We aim to provide defect free goods and services to its customers on time and within budget.

MIP operates a Quality Management System that has gained BS EN ISO 9001 : 2008 certification, including aspects specific to a provider of speciality textile and related materials handling products to the health care industry.

Our People, Our Culture

Working at MIP

Gail Perowne

Gail Perowne

Vice President Human Resources
and Corporate Affairs

All of us who work at MIP contribute to our unique nature. Our employee beliefs, combined with our drive to serve our customers and achieve our vision, are alive in our day to day work.

We believe that our employees are the key to our success. Our employees should be valued listened to and respected and provided with the appropriate tools and learning opportunities to be the best that they can be.

Our employees reflect our spirit of teamwork, mutual respect, commitment and the desire to encourage collaboration, effective communication and fair and equitable treatment. Our culture is one that encourages engaged employees, high performance, continuous improvement and a learning and development environment. . This provides a strong foundation for us to develop and adapt to our customer and business needs and confidently take on new challenges

MIP seeks bright, motivated people to join our team. Apart from the skills needed for the job in question, we place a lot of emphasis on attitude, and look for people who are passionate about what they do. We will always wait until we find the right person.

It's easy to find out more about working at MIP -- Send us your CV . We'll get right back to you.

Our Offices & Plants

MIP in short

  • White pinOur MIP Sales & Service Offices
    Montreal, Canada - Germany - United Kingdom
  • Green pinOur Manufacturing Plants
    Montreal, Canada - Germany - China
  • Orange pinOur products are available around the world
    Argentina - France - New Zealand - Australia - Germany - Norway - Austria - Holland - Portugal - Belgium - Hong Kong - Romania - Canada - Ireland - Scotland - Chile - Israel - South Africa - Czech Republic - Italy - Spain - Denmark - Japan - Sweden - England - Luxembourg - Switzerland - Finland - Malaysia - United States
Our offices & Plants