Atlas Medic

Atlas Medic

January 12, 2016 13:30 ET

Atlas Medic to Consolidate All its Operations in the Saint-Augustin Industrial Park

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 12, 2016) - Atlas Médic, a company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of medical supplies and equipment, is relocating all its operations and head offices to the François-Leclerc industrial park in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, becoming the first company in the heath sector to establish itself in the area.

The new 20,000 sq. ft. building, which is three times the size of its former premises located in the Jean-Talon industrial park, will become the central core of a company that every year distributes over 140,000 products - close to three quarters of which are imported from Europe, the United States and Asia - to some 4,000 customers across Canada. This move has required an overall investment of 3 million dollars.

"We believe that the Saint-Augustin industrial park could become a focal point for the Quebec City economy. The time is right for the park's renewal and the City has set itself clear targets in order to increase the occupancy rate. We hope that our decision will be an incentive for other companies in the health and technology sectors to follow suit so that the sector opens up to new horizons," asserts Atlas Médic associate Philip Lacoste.

REINFORCING TO BETTER GROW

"The company has enjoyed strong growth since it was founded, especially over the past three years. Our existing facilities were being used to full capacity. The move will allow us to consolidate all our operations," Philip Lacoste explains.

The new building will enable the company to centralize all its operations and improve the efficiency of handling and shipping. Its location, close to the highway network, will also facilitate transport and deliveries.

"We want our new facilities to include a quality control centre and technical support laboratories as well as sufficient storage space for our entire inventory. This will enable us to increase the efficiency of our services and ensure that the products we deliver meet our very high quality standards," he adds.

This relocation marks a turning point for Atlas Médic, which is also looking into the possibility of increasing its presence and influence in the rest of Canada over the next few years.

Atlas Médic also manufactures six different products including dynamometers, gaseous cryotherapy units and carbon electrodes. "We identified certain needs in the industry and have therefore carried out all the necessary steps to introduce these medical instruments on the Canadian market and it's something we are very proud of," Mr. Lacoste points out.

INVESTING IN ITS CUSTOMERS

In addition to distributing medical supplies and instruments, Atlas Médic also offers a training program for health professionals called Medicvox®, which features selective training courses provided by respected specialists that focus on specific topics such as mild brain injuries, neck pain, proprioception, musculoskeletal imaging and radiology. This tangible training approach enables professionals to modify their practice.

The company's new premises will therefore house a multipurpose training room. "Centralizing these activities at our head offices will allow us to offer courses that are more focused on clinical application. It's an important branch of our company because it's our way of directly contributing to the development of knowledge among health professionals," says Mr. Lacoste.

Over 12,000 people have been trained via Medicvox® over the past fifteen years. Today, the program offers more than fifty training courses every year.

ABOUT ATLAS MÉDIC

Founded in 2001, Atlas Médic is a leader in the manufacture, import and distribution of medical supplies, equipment and instruments. The company has more than 4,000 customers across Canada and twenty employees who work in Quebec City and Montreal.

Atlas Médic is proud to promote high quality products and services and has achieved triple ISO certification, making it the only Canadian importer and distributor of medical instruments to have attained this level of certification (ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 13485 CMDCAS).

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