Midmark Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement with the council of Pounce, France to begin construction of a new facility for its Promotol subsidiary.
The new 32,000-square-foot facility located 50 miles outside of Ernee, is about a third bigger than the current location and will house Promotol's manufacturing and assembly functions for the Beaumond line of products. The new building is located on three acres of land in an industrial park in Pounce, giving Promotol the ability to expand its operations in the future.
"This new facility provides numerous benefits over our existing location and will allow us the opportunity to enhance our service to our valued customers. Additionally, this furthers our commitment to the European medical community to provide quality products that supports efficient patient care," Richard Bunce, Vice President, Finance and CFO for Midmark. "We will be consolidating from two existing plants into the new facility and updating the majority of our equipment which will include installation of a state-of-the art paint shop."
Midmark secured the new location thanks to an agreement with the local Pounce council. The council agreed to build the new facility in order to maintain the current number of employees at the company. Construction is expected to be complete by this August.
Midmark bought Promotol in 1998. The Promotol subsidiary is a leader in the French healthcare market and produces power tables, stretchers, casework and seating. In addition, Promotol imports Midmark medical products and distributes them throughout Europe and the Middle East. The company's Beaumond division, acquired by Promotol in 1993, manufactures beds for the home care market, as well as chairs and exam tables.
Founded in 1915, Midmark Corporation is a leading worldwide manufacturer of a full line of medical and dental equipment including power and manual examination tables, sterilizers, dental operatories, casework, lighting and seating. Midmark continually focuses on bringing connectivity and improved productivity into the exam room carrying a full line of digital ECG, Holter and Spirometry testing devices. Headquartered in Versailles, Ohio, Midmark also has subsidiaries in Torrance and Clovis, California. For more information about Midmark or any of its products, visit the company's Web site at www.midmark.com.