Alan dental and medical

Alan Dental and Medical

Alan & Co is a Belgian family business, established in 1980 in Verviers (Belgium), a city with a long history of textile production. Our reputation in the dental and medical manufacturing industry is based on many years’ experience. Initially specialized in dental products, we quickly diversified into the medical sector, which now represents 70% of our turnover.

Alan & Co works from the reception of containers of cotton bales through to the finished product. Our flexibility enables us to produce small or large quantities under either the Alan brand name or a ‘private label’, including special products, and to organize the carriage and official paperwork, whatever the final destination of your order.

Our customers are importers and/or distributors, who sell our products throughout the world, in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, dental and veterinary clinics, beauty treatment centres and hairdressers. We never sell directly to final users so as not to compete with our customers

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40 years of experience

1980

Founding of the company in an old textile factory on the Quai de la Vesdre in Verviers.

2000

Acquisition of the company, which was only active in the dental sector, by the current owners, Anne Knott and Vincent Göbbels.

2011

Purchase of automatic medical production lines, which now represents more than 70% of turnover.

2016

Relocation to an industrial estate in Petit-Rechain, with 52,000 sqm of facilities.

What makes us different

Alan & Co is the only Belgian manufacturer of dental and medical textile products.

Expertise

Our dental and medical textile business is based in Verviers (Belgium), a former international textile capital. Our expertise is backed up with more than 30 years’ experience.

Certification

  • ISO 13485 quality management 
  • CE certificate for our medical devices
  • Cotton that complies with European Pharmacopoeia standards
  • Viscose with the Oeko-tex Standard 100 label, and PEFC certification (sustainable forest management)

Constant evolution

New facilities since mid-2016 (52,000 sqm) to meet the requirements of just-in-time production, quality and innovation management.

Customized service

We are a family-run business offering flexibility and a single direct contact for all requests. We can produce under our own brand, or under private labels, without requiring large quantities. We are happy to adapt to special requests, and to organize transport and administrative paperwork, whatever the final destination.

Export

As the only Belgian manufacturer in this sector, ideally located near Antwerp, one of Europe’s largest ports, we export 98% of our turnover to over 60 different countries.

Eco-friendly

We have installed 1920 new photovoltaic panels (248 KVA), which represent 55% of our electricity consumption, or the annual consumption of 41 average households. Committed to environmentally-responsible values, we use recycled cotton and recyclable materials, sort our waste and make every effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We also have beehives and a permaculture installation on our site !

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