Dixons is truly a family affair. Family owned and operated, Dixons Surgical Instruments manufactures and supplies surgical instruments, portable autoclaves (to sterilize such instruments), and operating table accessories to hospitals and surgeons in the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. The England-based company supplies a wide variety of surgical instruments, especially for use in facial, orthopedic, thoracic, and proctological applications (though many other specialties are covered as well). Although the company often brands its products with its own name, it can also supply unbranded instruments for resale. It also manufactures reusable needles such as those used for biopsies and epidurals.