About Us

MSS international limited is a family run company that specialises in the manufacturing and servicing of anaesthetic vaporisers to veterinary and medical professions worldwide, delivering high quality products and professionalism since 1996.

We are based in Keighley, West Yorkshire a town with a long industrial history. It is the birthplace of the “Continuous Flow – Temperature Compensated Vaporisers” originally manufactured by the company Cyprane, and the Ohmeda both well-known companies based in the area. The trade name for their vaporisers was TEC (temperature compensated) which is still used today around the world decades later continually developing.

We were set up by three ex-Ohmeda employees, with years of knowledge and experience with anaesthetic vaporisers. They has previously worked for Cyprane and Ohmeda, famous companies in the local area, prior to moving the company to America.

We sell our own design of vaporisers inspired by the famous TEC 3 vaporiser, and has been our main product since it was first sold in 1997. In addition to manufacturing vaporisers, we have our own Service Centre, servicing TEC 3, TEC 4, TEC 5 and TEC 7 vaporisers.

 

Our History

Moira’s parents worked at Cyprane prior to her starting in 1982 at the age of sixteen, and then two years later John began at Cyprane, along with his Mother who had joined the team ten years previously.
 
In 1996 Ohmeda closed and relocated to America, leaving hundreds of people out of work. With the knowledge and experience in manufacturing anaesthetic vaporisers, John along with two former Ohmeda employees formed their own company, which became Medical Supplies and Services International Limited.
 
In 1997 they developed a new vaporiser, based on the TEC 3 vaporiser, which is still today known as the MSS 3 and we are very proud of it. In addition to manufacturing vaporisers they developed a service centre, in order to service TEC 3, TEC 4, TEC 5 and TEC 7 vaporisers old and new, as with the right care and use we have found that vaporisers can last years and still work perfectly.

Over the years we have grown and advanced as a company, such as developing our original products and creating new ones. We have our machine shop, where we produce 90%? Of our own components.
 
We have also become a family business, as both of Moira’s daughter work here, one since 2012 and like her mother began at 16, and the youngest since 2018 after completing her college qualifications. Three generations in the anaesthetic vaporiser field, it’s safe to say we know our stuff.
 
  1. Cyprane opened in Haworth near Keighley in West Yorkshire.

  2. Peter Findlay (Moira's Father) began working at Cyprane.

  3. Whinnie Findlay (Moira's Mother) began working at Cyprane.

  4. Elizabeth McInnes (John’s Mother) began working at Cyprane.

  5. Moira began working at Cyprane, aged only 16.

  6. John began working at Cyprane, along with his future wife.

  7. Cyprane became Ohmeda and moved to Steeton. Both John and Moira continued on after the change.

  8. Ohmeda closed its doors, and relocated to America. MSS was formed by John and two colleagues in a room in a house is Silsden

  9. The first MSS 3 vaporiser was produced.

  10. We moved to Keighley, where we still stand today. Moira began working at our company after a break to have her children.

  11. Moira became a director of the company

  12. John and Moira got married 04/04/10. We opened our own machine shop to manufacture make our own parts.

  13. Lauren, Moira’s eldest started working with us aged 16, while studying A Levels.

  14. Trained and developed new members of staff. Including Hannah, Moira’s youngest

  15. We extended and have a new premises for vaporiser accessories and ventilator development.

  16. New Website Launch

Meet the Team

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John McInnes
Managing Director
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Working for MSS - Since the start

“I love going on holiday with my wife Moira, who I met here. I enjoy testing my brain, such as learning Spanish, and getting stuck in a good book. I am a long devoted Leeds United fan.”

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Moira McInnes
Director
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Working for MSS - Since 2001

“I love going to Tenerife with my husband John, so I can unwind and enjoy a few cocktails in the sun. I adore a good pampering session, as it is good to look after yourself. I have been in this industry since I was 16 and I am very proud of that.”

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Andrew Roberts
Project Manager
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Working for MSS - Since September 2019

“I am passionate about photography, gaming and I enjoy traveling to America with my wife Yvonne. I am also a big fan of football, specifically Manchester United, which I like to tease all the Leeds fans about.”

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Yvonne Roberts
Product Assembler

Working for MSS - Since June 2018

“I love to walk my gorgeous yet trouble causing collie Maddie, and going on lovely family holidays. A little fact about me is that I sat next to a boy called Andrew in a geography class at school, who years later I went on to marry.”

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Mark Pedley
Floor Manager

Working for MSS - Since Januray 2011

“I enjoy being outside riding horses, going on long walks and clay pigeon shooting with my mates. I am D.I.Y expert, and spend a lot of my time painting and building, using the skills I gained, by being and coming from a long line of joiners, as well as funeral directors.”

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Janette Gill
Office Manager

Working for MSS - Since September 2011

“I enjoy socialising with my friends and family, going out for food, and a few cheeky gin and tonics.
I am an avid Leeds United supporter and have been for years. I am also a proud mother to my parrot Shadow.”

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Kathy Smith
Administrator

Working for MSS - Since September 2018

“I love spending time entertaining my family and friends that I share with my husband Craig. Thanks to him I am now fluent in Yorkshire, after years of only speaking Cockney. I adore taking my three dogs, Millie, Meg and Milo out for long country walks.”

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Craig Smith
Production Technician

Working for MSS - Since September 2018

“I love motorbike racing it’s one of my favourite hobbies. I am a massive Leeds United supporter and I go to games a lot with my son. I really enjoy spending time walking the dogs with my wife Kathy, then coming home to cook and host a Sunday dinner for my family and friends. No number is too many.”

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Hannah Pedley
Product Assembler/Tester

Working for MSS – Since June 2018

“I love spending time with my boyfriend Danny watching anything about police chasing criminals. I am a big fan of clothes specifically my boyfriend’s hoodies, as well as makeup mainly fake eyelashes. I like a good flavoured gin, as long as it is with lemonade. A little fact about me is that I have a total of eighteen piercing, and plan to have more.”

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Tommy Horton
Product Assembler

Working for MSS - Since March 2020

“I love football, I am a big supporter of Leeds United, and in my spare time I like to play the beautiful game with my mates. When I’m not playing football or working, I can be found socialising in my locals with my mates, which usually results in a headache the next day.”

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Lauren Pedley
Product Assembler
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Working for MSS - May 2012

I like to keep fit going to boxercise and spinning classes along with in general being a healthy eater.  I wind down watching TV especially real life murder programmes and anything historical.”

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Jane Milner

Product Assembler

Working for MSS – Since January 2012

“I love being in the kitchen, cooking and baking, especially at Christmas time. I am also a big lover of films and music, if I’m not in the kitchen I can usually be found watching a film with my cat sat next to me, or playing the piano.”

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Joanne Riley
Product Assembler

Working for MSS - Since November 2018

“I am a keen runner and can normally be found eating something healthy. I get a real kick out of spending time with my friends socialising, and relaxing in front of the television with my family especially my sisters’ children. I have qualifications in hairdressing, which I am grateful for, as I get complemented a lot on my choice of hairstyles which gives a good boost."

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Liam O’Keeffe
Product Assembler

Working for MSS - Since August 2018

“I am very outdoorsy person, I love walking and can usually be found rambling around wearing my hat, trusty bag back and loyal hiking boots. I take joy in spending time with my friends either meeting for a few pints or having a music session. I can play four musical instruments, which I take great pride in.”