HealthTextiles, a leading innovative manufacturer that combines the latest technologies with heritage craftsmanship for world-class production of PPE, today announced a strategic partnership with Sausport, an official distributor for the company’s healthcare garments in Portugal & Spain.
The strategic partnership will see Sausport distribute HealthTextiles garments on the healthcare market in Portugal & Spain, with a focus on distributing the company’s world-class TorTex fabric uniforms powered by 37.5 technology. The partnership also includes a garment collaboration, which will see Sausport create clothing for its own sports brand 4MOOVE using TorTex fabrics.
”HealthTextiles has been searching for the right distribution partner since being selected into EIT Health Bridgehead project in June 2020,” says Tomas Persson, Chairman of HealthTextiles. “We are an entrepreneurial startup seeking entrepreneurial distributors, so we are thrilled to partner with Sausport as the result of a successful EIT Health project. Sausport are founder-led, entrepreneurial, and motivated with similar values, with strong domain expertise in healthcare and sports.”
With a team of 20, Sausport has strong domain expertise in healthcare & sports, and focuses their activities across developing custom garments for B2B healthcare and sport, and B2C with their own brand 4MOOVE.
“Being in healthcare and sports for many years makes it easy to mutually find a big potential in a business partnership between Sausport and Healthtextiles,” says José Cabral Vaz, Sausport CEO. “Entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability are part of our DNA and we found the same in HealthTextiles.”
Recently awarded Best Healthcare Uniform Provider by Global Health & Pharma, the Swedish scaleup’s mission is to reduce, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections by developing the world’s most advanced PPE, protecting HCWs from pathogen exposure during patient care.
Founded by Harvard MBA and entrepreneur Tomas Persson, textiles expert Birgitta Persson and public service leader Torgny Persson, HealthTextiles is a Swedish scaleup that has been selected into EIT Health’s Bridgehead programme and was awarded by Ahlgrens Foundation in 2018 & 2020 as one of the most innovative startups in the Gävleborg region.
HealthTextiles works with a number of high-profile customers across Europe, including Hungarian healthcare company DoubleRose and Swedish sportswear company Kordiebykordie.
HealthTextiles is a leading Swedish manufacturer with a mission to save lives and decrease costs for the healthcare sector by developing innovative new healthcare uniforms and textiles. Offering unique anti-bacterial uniforms with Swedish quality and design, their uniforms can be found in hospitals, health clinics and care homes across Europe, with the company set to expand globally in 2021. HealthTextiles is supported by EIT Health.