The Medicom Story
When Medicom founder Ronald Reuben was just 23 years old, a conversation with a friend changed the course of his life. From that conversation, Mr. Reuben learned that the AIDS crisis had created an urgent need for personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. Following his entrepreneurial instinct and desire to make a difference, he immediately set out to develop high-quality medical examination gloves under the SafeTouch brand.
Commitment to Healthcare Professionals
Demand for SafeTouch gloves grew quickly and Mr. Reuben soon bought his own factory. He purchased state-of-the-art equipment, traveled the world to source the highest quality raw materials and hired leading scientific experts to design and engineer the most reliable personal protective equipment on the market. That unwavering commitment to quality, reliability and continuous innovation earned Medicom the trust of healthcare professionals worldwide.
Today, with over 30 years of scientific expertise, manufacturing facilities across North America, Europe and Asia, and a global network of suppliers, Medicom has an expansive portfolio of personal protective equipment (PPE), infection control solutions and patient care products used by millions of professionals around the world every day.
Ronald Reuben founded A.R. Medicom in Montreal, Quebec, and launched the Medicom SafeTouch® glove brand in response to the urgent need for medical gloves, which were among the precautions mandated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect healthcare workers against the HIV (AIDS) virus.
Medicom quickly expanded its infection control product and brand offering to include SafeGauze® and sterile cotton products.
Medicom began manufacturing masks and paper products at the United Medical Enterprises (UME) plantin Augusta, Georgia. Medicom purchased the UME plant the following year.
Medicom acquired AMD Ritmed from Pharmascience to launch its medical division.
Medicom launched its European arm with Medicom BV in the Netherlands.
Medicom launched its Asian arm with Medicom Asia, in Hong Kong, China.
Medicom continued its growth in Asia, opening a plant and a sales office in Shanghai.
Medicom acquired its Japanese distributor’s business and formed Medicom Japan based in Kobe.
Medicom further broadened its reach with the opening of a sales and distribution center in Kiev, Ukraine.
Medicom acquired Kolmi-Hopen, a manufacturer of surgical and industrial facemasks and importer of industrial protection products, located near Angers, France.
AMD Ritmed merged with sister company A.R. Medicom to form AMD Medicom.
Medicom acquired Ocean Pacific, a leading Canadian supplier of high-quality single-use medical examination gloves.
AMD Medicom moved to its new state-of-the-art head office and warehouse in Pointe-Claire, Quebec.
Medicom acquired Hedy Canada Inc., a well-respected company providing infection control and disposable products to the dental industry throughout Canada and the U.S. for nearly 30 years.
Medicom entered into long-term agreements with local governments to ensure local supply of personal protective equipment and opened its first Canadian manufacturing plant in Montreal, Quebec, to manufacture face masks and N95 respirators.
Medicom entered into long-term agreements with the governments of Singapore, France and the UK to manufacture face masks and N95 respirators.
Products manufactured and distributed under the Medicom brand include a wide range of high-quality personal protective equipment. Product segments also include infection control, patient care and preventive products.Explore Medicom
Ritmed is best known in the Medical and Animal Health sectors. Originally a separate company, Ritmed is dedicated to the protection and care of healthcare professionals in North America.Explore Ritmed
Kolmi-Hopen, a leading manufacturer of disposable personal protective equipment, operates two plants near Angers, France. With eleven new lines and an optimized production schedule, mask production at the two Angers sites will have tripled over five months.Explore Kolmi hopen
Hedy was acquired by Medicom in 2019. Originally known as a glove brand, Hedy is now best known for their award-winning Hedy polyisoprene dental dams. The line also includes face masks, gloves and a wide range of innovative product segments.Explore Hedy
Ocean Pacific was acquired by Medicom in 2016. The brand offers a wide range of high-quality latex, vinyl and nitrile medical examination gloves in Canada.Explore Ocean Pacific
With manufacturing operations strategically distributed across three continents — the company has Health Canada and FDA-approved manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Taiwan, France and now in Canada— Medicom is uniquely positioned to meet the exponential demand for personal protective products like face mask, medical gowns and other personal protective equipment, even it times of crisis such as global pandemics.
- Montreal (Canada)
- Augusta, GA (United States)
- Granby (Canada)
- Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou (France)
- Woudenberg (The Netherlands)
- Shanghai (China)
- Yilan (Taiwan)
We are an entrepreneurial global healthcare company with a customer-centric commitment to excellence. We are dedicated to creating customer partnerships through strong relationships, offering high-value, quality products and outstanding service through ongoing process improvement. We foster a work environment that brings out the best in every employee. We recognize that long-term stakeholder value can only come from responsible and sustainable financial performance. We strive for growth and profitability that outpaces the industry and drives critical mass, ensuring our ability to reinvest in our business.
The Medicom Group is a global healthcare company dedicated to enhancing, manufacturing, and distributing infection control, single-use, patient care and preventive products for medical, dental, industrial, animal health, laboratory and safety, health and wellness and retail markets. We strive to provide distributors, professionals and their patients the most trusted branded and private-label products and exceptional value. We bring entrepreneurial passion to everything we do to create remarkable customer experiences.
- Customer centricity
As a trusted manufacturer of personal protective equipment for over thirty years, Medicom has long-standing supply relationships worldwide. Unparalleled expertise in quality standards, along with extensive experience fulfilling government contracts and establishing mass production capabilities make Medicom an attractive partner in meeting current and future needs for countries around the world seeking to supply immediate and long-term supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other infection control solutions.
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of securing local production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The Canadian and Quebec governments are the latest in a growing number of authorities around the world entering long-term partnerships with Medicom.Learn More
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