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New Acquisitions Strengthen Suction and Oxygen Therapy Offering 4 July 2023


Our product lines are just as impressive as our global reach, with solutions expanding from basic pressure regulators to complex gas supply systems across all applications. Our brands are leaders in the field of gas control and are involved in the development and manufacturing of all types of equipment for pressure and flow control of high-pressure gases.

We have manufacturing and sales around the world and can address global engineering and safety standards for gas equipment. Our medical products meet all global registration requirements.

We maintain a global quality management system and ensure that our products comply with applicable quality and regulatory standards, such as the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (soon to be MDR), ISO 13485 and more.

Our warehouses in the United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, North America, and India hold stock of our different products ensuring that we can respond quickly to the demands of our customers.


Recently, our Gas Control Business as part of ESAB Corporation, acquired Ohio Medical and Therapy Equipment to complement the existing portfolio with GCE Healthcare. These two leaders in their respective fields provide an expanded product offering to our customers globally. The acquisitions strengthen our ability to provide end-to-end gas control equipment from a single source. Simplifying the supply chain and improving patient care for the Healthcare sector worldwide.

“We are excited to welcome both Ohio Medical and Therapy Equipment into our gas control portfolio, capitalizing on innovation for healthcare providers and patients around the world,” said Piyush Sheth, Vice President and General Manager, Gas Control Business. “Together with GCE, Ohio Medical, and Therapy Equipment, we have an unmatched global healthcare offering, driving consistency across the industry.”


GCE Healthcare, Ohio Medical and Therapy Equipment are leading providers of gas equipment and medical device solutions for the healthcare sector worldwide.

We offer a range of competitive and industry leading solutions to meet the exacting needs of our global customer base.


GCE’s main business originally focused in the oxyacetylene cutting and welding market. However, with almost 100 years of experience in the handling of high-pressure gases, the product range has now grown to include high purity and medical gas equipment.


Ohio Medical is a global leader of medical air and vacuum pumping systems and medical suction and oxygen therapy devices. Ohio Medical operates in a registered FDA regulated medical device manufacturing facility, in Gurnee, Illinois and complies with ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 standards. All Ohio Medical medgas products are produced to comply with NFPA 99 standards. With a dedicated team of industry experts, Ohio Medical takes great pride in providing our customers with high quality, innovative solutions to meet the challenges of today’s healthcare demands.


Founded in 1983, Therapy Equipment Ltd. is a regional leader in the medical gas control market for suction and oxygen therapies across the United Kingdom. Their portfolio includes trusted suction equipment, flowmeters, and medical regulators used in healthcare facilities across the region. The product lines are UKCA and CE marked, and the business is ISO 13485:2016 certified. For further information on both the Ohio and Therapy Equipment product ranges, please contact the local sales region.

For more information please take a look at our dedicated page for Suction Oxygen Therapy.

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