Our story.

An inexhaustible source of motivation

Umano Medical currently partners with thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. Our 40 years of field expertise and our team’s talent paved the way for this achievement. But the true secret of success is our unwavering determination. 

Where does this desire to completely revolutionize everything come from? The answer lies within our story.  

The milestones that have marked our journey have led us to welcome challenges with strength and openness. They made us resilient, agile, and exceptionally determined. Above all, it made our story an inexhaustible source of motivation.

From a simple welding shop to a world-class facility


A small metal shop opens in a Canadian town.

Joseph Poitras opens a metal shop in the town of L’Islet, Quebec. From metal welding to school furniture fabrication, its activities evolve with time.


The factory is solely dedicated to hospital bed manufacturing

After decades of metal fabrication, the owner of the welding shop sees demand for medical equipment in the province. By 1984, the factory is entirely dedicated to hospital bed manufacturing, and production continues during the following decades. The factory is acquired in the year 2000.


Closing announcement: sad news for the community and a turning point for the factory

The factory owner at the time decides to relocate the activities. The factory employs over 350 workers, which sends a shockwave to the whole community.


A fresh start and a new vision: Umano Medical is born

Driven by the ambition to preserve the expertise and knowledge gained over the years, four administrators from the former company decide to launch a new project. These visionaries wish to address the medical industry’s unmet needs, instilling a great sense of hope within the community. 

The team, their expertise, and a new vision unite. The future seems promising again.

A new vision, a sense of home: Umano Medical is born.

Umano Medical launches a revolutionary hospital bed fromextensive work and field co-development 

Between 2012 and 2015, the Umano Medical team meets with hundreds of healthcare professionals across North America to understand their actual needs and reality. This close collaboration makes it possible to develop a new hospital bed – the ook snow – which is about to revolutionize the industry. 

After many years, the team can finally provide innovative solutions to the healthcare sector.


Umano Medical is known for its distinctive approach. The product supply is diversifying. 

Following the launch of the ook snow, the demand for Umano Medical products is immediate. The product supply rapidly expands into a full line of medical beds and support surfaces.   

Beyond its innovative products, Umano Medical distinguishes itself through its proactive service and people-centred approach.


The COVID-19 pandemic hits, Umano Medical responds with the RESC-U bed

In a desire to support healthcare communities and address the bed demand due to the pandemic, Umano Medical develops the RESC-U BED. Designed in record time, this portable bed is for urgent patient care and recovery. Rapid deployment is available in response to the immediate needs of affected populations. 


Ten years after its establishment, Umano Medical is recognized worldwide as a medical equipment provider 

In 2022, Umano Medical continues to grow phenomenally. Its team, just as its product line, continues to expand. With two places of business in Québec, an office in the United States and an active presence on four continents, Umano Medical is determined more than ever to exceed the expectations of healthcare professionals worldwide. 

The Umano Medical story continues today.


Your complete satisfaction remains our greatest reward.


We couldn’t be prouder of the road we have traveled. We are also well aware of all the work that remains to be done to address the needs of the healthcare sector better. 

With exceptional determination, we devote our expertise to support your constantly evolving needs. Every day, we strive to deliver the same excellent service, create innovative solutions, and adopt the latest technologies to improve your experience. We carry on our mission of maintaining your complete satisfaction every day.  

Together, let’s revolutionize the medical field. 

230 boulevard Nilus-Leclerc
L'Islet, QC  G0R 2C0
1 844 409-4030

Lévis Office
470 3e Avenue
Lévis, QC  G6W 5M6

US Location
11845 Adie Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043


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