Medline Strengthens Product Capabilities, Breadth of Service and Expertise in Canada with Purchase of Medical Mart


Unique partnership furthers Medline’s commitment to helping healthcare providers perform at their very best; expands access to comprehensive product and service portfolio.

Medline, a global manufacturer and distributor of high quality medical supplies and solutions, today announced that it has merged with Medical Mart in Canada. The Toronto-based company is a privately held, family-owned distributor of medical supplies servicing the country’s primary care, acute care, long term care, home care and retail markets. This exciting new partnership signals a unique opportunity to combine clinical and supply chain insight, offerings and customer service to better serve healthcare providers across Canada.

“Medline’s success is deeply rooted in listening to our customers and developing customized solutions,” says Kristofer Howard, chief financial officer, Medline. “Through this new chapter with Medical Mart, we are taking that commitment one step further. We’re excited to establish an even stronger and more responsive network of resources, share greater supply chain expertise, and provide a comprehensive suite of quality products and clinical solutions.”

“This new relationship with Medline will bring greater access to new products, solutions and value,” says Robert J. West, chief executive officer, Medical Mart. “We’re excited to work with this family-owned industry leader who also shares in our values of integrity, reliability, excellence and quality.”

About Medline U.S.

Headquartered near Chicago, Ill., Medline is a $8.1 billion global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. The company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services and does business in more than 90 countries. In addition, Medline employs nearly 14,000 people worldwide, including a robust team of direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information, go to

About Medical Mart

Medical Mart
 is a medical supplies distributor with more than $250 million in revenue and more than 200 employees. The company has facilities in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Mississauga, Milton, Edmonton, Delta and Thunder Bay with a seasoned sales force and clinical support throughout Canada.

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