A leader in accuracy & quality
We have almost two century’s of experience behind us
A long history of innovation from the origination of sphygmomanometers has allowed ACCOSON to become an established leader in both quality and accuracy with continued success in modern blood pressure measurements.
With recent investment & development, our current range of products boast an excellent reputation for their quality, accuracy, durability and ease of use.
Our established history
The Company was established in 1859 by Alfred Charles Cossor following a period of apprenticeship by the founder as a glass blower. Having gained a high reputation for his skills and the quality of his products, the founder was joined by his son Alfred Charles in 1875, and then by his younger son Frank in 1885.
In 1904, Accoson produced their first glass manometer, using their glass blowing skills, known as the sphygmomanometer. A year later, Russian surgeon Nikolai Korotkoff first described the technique to measure diastolic pressure.
In 1921 Frank Cossor was joined by his son Frank Gordon Cossor, and the company expanded its products to include all types of thermometers, hydrometers and syringes. Sphygmomanometers became the main product of the company, with Adrian Cossor joining the company in 1966, the fourth generation to do so.
Timeline of History
Alfred Charles Cossor establishes company to manufacture scientific glassware
1875 & 1885
Alfred Charles is joined by his two sons, Alfred and Frank respectively
Produced their first glass manometer, using their glass blowing skills, known as the sphygmomanometer
Russian surgeon Nikolai Korotkoff first described the technique to measure diastolic pressure
Alfred Cossor branches out as ‘Cossor’ to diversify and offer manufacture thermionic valves, radios and electronics. Today a part of ‘Raytheon’.
Frank Cossor was joined by his son Frank, and the company expanded its product range to include thermometers, hydrometers, and syringes.
Adrian Cossor joined the company, this being the fourth generation. At this point the sphygmomanometer had become the main product of the company.
Release of the innovative Greenlight 300 device
ACCOSON acquired by HCE Medical Group to join its other subsidiaries in the manufacture and supply of medical goods to the professional market
Business relocated to Irvine, Scotland which allowed for closer working with GM Instruments, a subsidiary of HCE Medical Group.
Accoson introduces new product ranges of stethoscopes and a non-contact thermometer.
A.C.Cossor Ad (Archives of Roentgen Ray) 1904
Korotkoff Measurement Device – circ. 1905
A.C.Cossor & Son, Double Hanging Thermometer
In 2018 ACCOSON was acquired by the HCE Medical Group to joins its other subsidiaries in the manufacture and supply of medical goods to the professional market.
With this acquisition, the business was relocated to new premises in Irvine, Scotland. This also allowed ACCOSON to work closely with GM Instruments, manufacturers of medical technology, together improving product research, development and manufacturing techniques.
Investment provided by the group has allowed ACCOSON the opportunity to develop our first range of clinical stethoscopes and partner to provide a selection of multi-parameter patient monitors.
We are committed to manufacturing the highest quality products. Each of our products meet accuracy requirements and quality assurance guidelines, we are also certified to several standards.
Registered as a WEEE Producer with the UK Environment Agency
European Standard EN81060-1
We provide ethical trading throughout