KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

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1921

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

1921

Factory is established in Angers

The factory was, fistrly, specialised in cigarette paper manufacturing.

1972

1972

The first paper mask

Kolmi manufactures Europe's first paper mask.

A revolution for medical equipment!

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

1975

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

1975

The first non-woven mask

Kolmi designs the first single-use non-woven mask.

The evolution of the material provides better protection but also greater comfort.

2003

2003

Creation of Hopen

Creation of the Hopen brand, specialist in single-use personal protective equipment.

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

2007

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

2007

French leader in surgical masks

Kolmi becomes the first manufacturer to equip operating theatres in France with surgical masks.

2011

2011

Medicom acquires shares in the capital of Kolmi Hopen

Medicom, a world-renowned dental equipment specialist of Canadian origin, acquires a majority stake in Kolmi Hopen.

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

2012

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company

2012

Kolmi celebrates its 40th anniversary !

Kolmi celebrates its 40th anniversary! This anniversary marks a historic record, that of the 2 billion masks manufactured since its creation.

2020

2020

Covid-19 crisis upsets Kolmi Hopen

Kolmi Hopen experiences a major turning point in 2020. The entire production of masks is requisitioned, prompting the company to increase its production to meet all demands.

Thus, a second site is created, MKH Engineering, also near Angers.

Two other factories are also opened, one in the United Kingdom, the other in Singapore.

KOLMI HOPEN A Medicom company