Over 70 years of history

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How it all began – A closer look at our heritage

BeaconMedaes has the deepest roots in the entire medical gas industry. Our heritage includes such famous names as Ohio, Ohmeda Medical Engineering, Medishield, Medaes, Fluid Energy, NASH, Beacon and Puritan Bennett. 

The history of BeaconMedaes is a story of innovation and excellence in the medical gas industry. The company traces its roots to Ohio Chemical, which introduced the Diamond II outlets that became an industry standard, and Medishield, which partnered with Fluid Energy to launch the oil-less Med Plus air compressors from Hitachi, Japan, solving the problem of oil contamination in medical air systems. The company also developed the Reliisys Medical Air systems, which set new benchmarks for medical air quality and safety. Later, Ohio Chemical became Ohio Medical and then Medaes, expanding its portfolio to include integrated healthcare solutions like headwalls and ceiling services. Meanwhile, Beacon Medical Products emerged as a competitor by acquiring Puritan Bennett's medical gas business and the exclusive rights to NASH liquid ring products. 

Creating a new leader in medical gas solutions

The merger of Beacon and Medaes in 2003 to form BeaconMedaes was a strategic move that capitalized on the strengths and histories of both entities. This merger not only highlighted the rich heritage of innovation within the companies but also established BeaconMedaes as a leader in the medical gas industry, committed to delivering advanced and reliable healthcare solutions.

BeaconMedaes history timeline

Becoming part of the Atlas Copco Group

In 2006, Atlas Copco Group acquired BeaconMedaes and establishing itself as the Group's global competence center for medical gas solutions. This integration bolstered BeaconMedaes by adding significant product development expertise, leveraging Atlas Copco's robust global brand presence, and tapping into its extensive international sales and service network. These enhancements have been instrumental in driving BeaconMedaes' global expansion.

Diversifying our offerings

In 2013, BeaconMedaes expanded its horizons by introducing a dedicated laboratory gas product line to its portfolio. This expansion allowed us to cater to the specialized needs of laboratory and research facilities.

As a service-focused brand, we have acquired and integrated several service providers into BeaconMedaes since 2019. A sign of continuous growth, a path we intend to continue.

Our dedication to innovation is evident in the introduction of pioneering products and services like MyMedGas, TotalAlert 360, TMA Medical Air System, MAT-S Automatic Medical Gas Manifold, and Gem Shield Outlets, all guided by our core principle: 'Always supply the patient.'

Revitalizing our brand identity

In 2020, we introduced a refreshed brand identity that mirrors our organization's evolution and growth. It incorporated new design elements and color palette while preserving the cherished BeaconMedaes blue. With the tagline "Life is in the details," we reasserted our role as an innovative and trustworthy medical gas solutions provider, embarking on a new chapter in sustaining life.

Merger with Pneumatech Medical Gas Solutions

In 2022, Pneumatech Medical Gas Solutions was merged into BeaconMedaes, streamlining our operations and offering an extended product range with over 120 years of shared expertise in the medical gas industry. This consolidation into a single, well-established brand assures exceptional global and local support throughout the entire product lifecycle.