Factory is established in Angers
The factory was, fistrly, specialised in cigarette paper manufacturing.
The first paper mask
Kolmi manufactures Europe's first paper mask.
A revolution for medical equipment!
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.
Creation of Hopen
Creation of the Hopen brand, specialist in single-use personal protective equipment.
French leader in surgical masks
Kolmi becomes the first manufacturer to equip operating theatres in France with surgical masks.
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 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.
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.
Creation of the ManiKHeir factory
The ManiKHeir factory, in Sarthe, has been created to reindustrialise the nitrile glove in France.
Gloves from the first production lines should be available by the end of 2023.
The beginnings of a CSR approach are praised
Kolmi Hopen was awarded the ECOVADIS silver medal only one year after starting its CSR approach.
Strategic alliance with WeeSafe
Kolmi Hopen acquires WeeSafe, a well-known player in the field of body protection with its Category III PPE suits, to strengthen its position in the industrial market.