About us

Our history

1854

Moritz Bunzl registers a haberdashery business in Bratislava, now the capital of Slovakia.

1938

HQ is relocated to London due to political upheaval in Central Europe.

1957

Bunzl lists as a public company on the London Stock Exchange.

1980s

Bunzl is a diversified business with fine paper distribution and manufacturing arm.

Bunzl makes acquisition of first consumables distribution business in the USA, and MacCartney Surgical is acquired by Bunzl in Ireland.

2000s

2000
Bunzl acquires Shermond and its Premier brand.

2005
Manufacturing businesses demerge and Bunzl becomes a focused distribution and outsourcing Group.

2006
Bunzl extended its healthcare portfolio with the acquisition of Southern Syringe Services (SSS) and its sister company Universal Hospital Supplies. Southern Syringe itself had 50 years of experience in the Healthcare Market.

2007
Care Shop became the latest addition to the group which broadened Bunzl’s presence in the UK healthcare market.

2007
Southern Syringe is rebranded Bunzl Healthcare, and becomes the most comprehensive medical supply chain organisation in the Healthcare market outside of DHL Supply Chain.

2008
Shermond and Universal Hospital Supplies are integrated and offer Premier, Universal and Healthgard products.

2011

Shermond is relocated to Leicestershire.

2014

365 Healthcare is acquired by Bunzl.

2015

Shermond is integrated into 365 Healthcare. 365 Healthcare offers 365 Healthcare, Premier, Universal, Healthgard and Safecare products.

2016

Bunzl acquires Delivered Health Solutions, a business providing a broad range of services to the UK carehome market.

2020

365 Healthcare launches Greengard products focused on reducing the environmental impact of some key medical and PPE product ranges.

2021

Bunzl Healthcare and 365 Healthcare logistics operations are consolidated across 5 sites.