History

A History of Innovation

1984

Armstrong Medical is founded

Founded by John Armstrong 1984 as a manufacturer and distributor of critical care medical devices for the Irish market, Armstrong Medical has considerably grown to become a worldwide supplier of high quality, innovative respiratory disposables for anaesthesia and critical care.

1987

Commenced customisation of Armstrong branded breathing systems.

1988

Commenced manufacturing own range of respiratory care products.

Launched CPAP product range.

1992

1st Armstrong patent, the double seal water trap.

1996

Moved to purpose built facility.

2000

Extended manufacturing facility to 11,300m².

2001

Launched Thermawrap® – thermal insulating draping system.

2002

Expansion of manufacturing and launched AMSORB® PLUS.

2006

Extended manufacturing facility to include injection moulding and tubing extrusion.

2007

Fire destroys manufacturing facility.

2008

Launched Spirale® DDS.

Launched Oxylog transport ventilator circuits.

Launched Clariti PEEP Valves.

Rebuild & expansion of manufacturing to 90,000 sq. ft.

 

2009

John Armstrong received Queen’s Award for International Trade and Enterprise.

Silicone manufacturing and launch of single use and reusable laryngeal airways.

2011

Launched AquaVENT® heated wire technology.

Extended manufacturing to include precision engineering department.

2012

Launch of AquaVENT® Neonatal heated breathing circuits.

2016

Launch of FD140 flow driver and POINT® (Peri-Operative Insufflatory Nasal Therapy) High Flow launched.

2018

Awarded GE supply contract and development of CARE-CAN.

Development and manufacturing of humidification chamber.

2019

Manufacturing of POINT® cannula.

Launch of NeoFlow range and neonatal silicone manufacturing.

2020

Completed facility expansion of over 27.000 sq ft.

Opening of new manufacturing facilities by Northern Ireland Secretary of State Brandon Lewis.

Launch of Project Alpha, our new FD140i Dual Flow Driver.

Launch of AquaVENT® circuits with VT (Vapour Transition) technology.

Supporting the global fight against COVID-19 with rapid production extension.