Our story begins in 1988.
Medicom® is an entrepreneurially-driven, global health care company. Founded by Ronald Reuben in 1988, Mr. Reuben remains Chief Executive Officer of the company to this day and continues to bring his entrepreneurial drive and passion to the business along with his experienced leadership team and a team of dedicated individuals committed to delivering superior customer experiences.
Medicom & First Brand
In 1988, Ronald Reuben recognized the opportunity stemming from the World Health Organization (WHO) mandated precautions against the HIV virus. Medicom SafeTouch glove brand was launched.
Medicom - First office in Old Montreal
Ronald Reuben founded A.R. Medicom, Inc. with his first office located on Prince Street in Old Montreal. Infection control focused product and brand expansion quickly followed, including SafeGauze® and sterile cotton products.
Establishing a solid base
From there, the company moved to larger headquarters on Begin Street, and Ouriel Levy, now Corporate Vice-President of Sales, joined the organization as expansion began. Ouriel took on sales responsibility from day one and has become a main and consistent pillar of the organization with a "let's get it done" attitude that has catapulted worldwide sales over the past two decades.
Important Business Partnership
In 1992, teamed up with mentor and partner Mr. Morris Goodman, an important Canadian business man and owner/founder of the Pharmascience Group based in Montreal, and a strong relationship and business partnership began and that continues to this day.
Team building continues
In 1997, Medicom partnered with Herschel Pitts and began manufacturing masks and paper products at United Medical Enterprises in Augusta, Georgia, as the company evolved to a best in class manufacturer, supplier and credible source for all infection control and preventive needs.
Fully owned plant in Augusta, Georgia
United Medical Enterprises in Augusta, Georgia. Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters, a golf tournament held each year since 1934. It is the epitomy of The Classic South and its charm. It's home to stunning azaleas, sunshine, hot weather and beautiful landscapes.
The acquisitions continues
In 1999, Medicom acquires AMD Ritmed from Pharmascience with a manufacturing site in Granby, Quebec and a distribution center in Buffalo, NY, partnered with Ian Levine to launch its medical division.
In the late 1990’s Ronald launched the European arm of the organization, with Medicom BV located in the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands.
In 2002 Medicom expands its business to Asia by partnering with William Wong, now President of Medicom Asia. The first office is located in Hong Kong, China.
First plant in Shanghai
Medicom continues its development in Asia and opens its first plant in Shanghai. Medicom also opens a sales office called Medicom Trading with satellite offices in Beijing.
Medicom lands in Japan
Medicom acquires the distribution business from its Japanese distributor and forms Medicom Japan based in Kobe.
Medicom broadens its reach - destination Kiev
Medicom opens a sale and distribution center in Kiev, Ukraine.
Another acquisition in Asia
Medicom acquires Sanpack, a state-of-the-art specialty medical packaging manufacturer based in Yilan, Taiwan. Shortly after, Medicom opened a sales and distribution center in Taipei to service the region and its other business units around the world.
Medicom strengthens its European operations
Medicom acquires Kolmi Hopen, a manufacturer of surgical and industrial facemasks and an importer of industrial protection products with the help of its partners, Gérald Heuliez and Philippe Allard.
Global Leader in Infection Control
Now a Global Health Care company headquartered in Lachine with operations in Canada, the U.S., the Netherlands, France, China and Japan, the DNA of Medicom® is built upon the values of the founder, Mr. Ronald Reuben and is based on persistence, honesty, trust and transparency. With a culture of trust built through his employees and his partners, Mr. Reuben continues his daily presence at Medicom, Inc. and is a pillar that the organization looks to for inspiration and insight as the company continues to grow and expand.
Medicom unveils a new global brand identity
A.R. Medicom® Inc. celebrates 25 years as a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality infection control products with the unveiling of a new global brand identity that reflects the Company’s position as a worldwide organization and elevates the brand to assert the organization’s leadership status in the category.