TV Fame for Ferno

Thursday, 17 May, 2012

Ferno, a world leading manufacturer of medical equipment, has had more than its 15 minutes of fame thanks to numerous television appearances this year - including in the new World Cup advert for Mars.

Over the past few weeks eagle-eyed viewers will have seen the Ferno Pioneer Trolley and Model 71 stretcher in the latest advert for one of the nation's favourite chocolate bars as medics rush to the aid of England's goalkeeper during a penalty shoot-out.

But this isn't the first time products made by Cleckheaton-based Ferno have appeared on our screens. Long-running medical dramas Holby City and Casualty often feature Ferno products and earlier this year the company was featured in the Channel 5's Big Body Squad, a fly-on-the wall documentary about the challenges faced by the medical profession with over-weight patients.

Ferno stretchers and other medical equipment appear on television channels almost weekly at televised sporting events. The Ferno Model 71 basket stretcher is often used to carry injured footballers off the field of play and earlier this year a Ferno basket stretcher appeared at 158th Oxford and Cambridge boat race after bowman Alex Wood collapsed from exhaustion.

Ferno managing director Jon Ellis said: "When we see our stretchers and trolleys on television being used at sporting events around the country, it is a testament to Ferno being one of the most trusted manufacturers of safety and health equipment in the industry.

"We regularly see our products being used in the hospital dramas but it was a great surprise when we saw our stretcher and trolley pop up in the new Mars advert. It is always a boost when we see our products on the small screen."
Ferno, which has been trading for 40 years, is recognised as the global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of emergency patient-handling equipment and mortuary products and exports to more than 95 countries worldwide. It employs 80 staff at its Cleckheaton UK headquarters.

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