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        With over 25 years’ experience, Astor Bannerman are experts in the design and manufacture of specialist bathing and care equipment.  Our dedicated staff are on hand at every stage of your project from site visit, through installation and for any on-going support and servicing needs, offering professional advice and technical knowledge throughout.

        Astor Bannerman provides you with excellent solutions to cater to the complex care needs of your clients.  Our in-depth knowledge and technical expertise is used to design and manufacture innovative products that can be customised to suit your individual requirements.  Our friendly, dedicated sales team will arrange any on-site demonstration of equipment that you may require, and then work closely with our engineering team to ensure room design and installation of our products is seamless.  We take pride in our after-sales service too, maintaining all equipment we have sold to you, and supporting any after-sales needs.



        In 1993, two friends from Oxfordshire (with a passion for technology and mechanics) were asked to make a height-adjustable kitchen table by Muscular Dystrophy UK. This challenge developed into a vision of producing solutions which would help support disabled people and their carers. And so, Astor Bannerman was born.


        Astor Bannerman was then approached by Muscular Dystrophy UK to develop a height-adjustable basin, suitable for people with Muscular Dystrophy. The ABW Wash Basin soon became key to the growth of the company and has evolved with Astor Bannerman over the years.


        In 2001, Astor-Bannerman grew and moved to Gloucestershire where they began to build on their excellent reputation for innovative design and manufacture. Solid relationships were formed and the team focussed on assisted bathing, hoisting and changing equipment.


        In 2002, Astor-Bannerman became the sole UK distributor for the German care and treatment manufacturers, Beka Hospitec. This enabled Astor-Bannerman to grow further in bathing and care markets and become the leading provider of UK Social Services Care Equipment.

        In 2009, the sister company Active Bathing was born- providing safe and efficient bathing solutions for care homes and long term care environments. This led to the growth of both the premises and the Astor Bannerman team.

        Growth continued for the company and in 2011 Astor Bannerman became the main investor in Beka Hospitec. The Astor Bannerman (Medical) Ltd Group was born.

        2 years later, growth continued as Aveso Ltd was created. A platform set up between Astor Bannerman & OpeMed to sponsor the Changing Places campaign and lead on the installation of Changing Places facilities. The campaign evolved from the need to raise awareness and encourage public venues to install toilets which are accessible to those with additional needs.

        Astor Bannerman rebranded sister company, Active Bathing, as Astor Bannerman Care, embracing it as an integral part of the Astor Bannerman brand and Group.

        Mark Colebrook
        Mark Colebrook joined as Managing Director of Astor Bannerman’s UK Operations, to lead the further expansion and innovation of the company.

        OpeMed Logo - Astor Bannerman 

        A big year for expansion within Astor Bannerman, despite the devastating impact of Covid-19. A move to new, bigger premises aptly named “The Elephant Works”, and at the end of the year, taking over the OpeMed ceiling hoist brand and UK operations.

        Astor Invincible

        Launch of the Astor Invincible – the first Changing Table designed specifically for use within a Changing Place Toilet. One of many new innovative products launched as part of Astor Bannerman’s new growth era.




        Case Studies

        “We chose Astor Bannerman to supply a ceiling track hoist in our lounge for Josh based on their reputation for high quality & service. They didn’t disappoint.  From start to finish we had a fantastic personal level of service.  The room layout was carefully designed and installation was on time.  Thank you Astor Bannerman!”

        Dawn Fidler


        “Astor Bannerman are fantastic. From our first conversation they were incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble.  They visited us assessed our requirements and were on hand throughout the ordering and installation process to offer advice.  The difference that the Kiva bath has made to us as a family is amazing.”



        “As soon as we explained our concerns to our OT, we were advised to get in touch with Astor Bannerman, as they had worked with them in the past when designing accessible bathrooms. It’s things like the Rio Bath that makes bath time so enjoyable for Archie. Having a bath before his big build was almost impossible.”

        Debbie Chapman


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