SciCan Ltd. is a major manufacturer and distributor of products in the healthcare industry, where the SciCan name has become well known for its proven innovation, high quality and dependability.
SciCan was formed in 1957 by Arno Zwingenberger to introduce successful European podiatry products into the Canadian marketplace. These medical products laid a solid foundation for SciCan's success.
In the late 1980's an R&D department was established by Arthur Zwingenberger to create a fast, compact autoclave. The result of this initiative, the Statim Cassette Autoclave, was released to the Canadian market in 1990. Statim was released in Europe in 1991 and then shortly thereafter into the United States via the newly created Pittsburgh-based subsidiary, SciCan Inc..
While the initial focus of the company was the Canadian healthcare market, SciCan's current business includes dental and medical markets throughout the world. To this end, the company has sales representation and distribution in Europe, Central and South America, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Australasia, the Middle East, Japan, Eastern Europe and Russia, and most recently, China.
SciCan's current headquarters and manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada, provides a base of operation for more than 400 dedicated and talented employees operating worldwide.
In addition to the 5,400 medical and dental products, SciCan provides total support and technical service for all products sold. In fact, SciCan's R&D and Technical Service departments form one of the largest of any Canadian manufacturer in its marketplace. SciCan's subsidiary operations are located in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zug, Switzerland, and most recently in Gersthofen, Germany.
"SciCan is embarking on a journey towards becoming a more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable company. Having recently celebrated 50 years in business, we understand the importance of sustainable business practices to the long term prosperity of the company and our community.
We are striving to create new products that will generate ecological, social and economic value throughout their full life cycle. At the same time, our new continual improvement programme is helping us to systematically identify and eliminate all forms of waste and to reduce the ecological foot print of our manufacturing facilities."
Manager, Continual Improvement