Cook Medical is a leader in researching, developing and manufacturing medical technologies that improve quality of life for people around the world. To provide our customers with the best possible support, we have ten strategic business units each specializing in a particular segment of medicine. Products are manufactured on three continents and are distributed to 135 countries.
William Cook Europe was Cook’s first presence in Europe and it opened up new markets and new opportunities. The company was established in Soeborg, Denmark, in 1969 where it manufactured wire guides, needles, catheters, dilation equipment, tubes, and other products for use in radiology, cardiology and minimally invasive surgery.
The company has steadily developed from its humble beginning more than 4 decades ago with only 2 employees to today where William Cook Europe, now located in state-of-the-art plant facilities in Bjaeverskov, Denmark, employs nearly 700 people in the fields of production, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, research and development, sales and marketing, and all the necessary support functions.
William Cook Europe is responsible for a wide range of minimally invasive medical devices serving medical specialties such as Aortic Intervention, Peripheral Intervention, Interventional Radiology, Critical Care, and Lead Management.
Solving Complex Problems in Simple Ways
There are common themes across every medical specialty we support: patients want to get better and doctors want simpler, more effective options. That’s why we work hard to improve our minimally invasive medical devices and the way they’re delivered to hospitals and doctors around the world.
Being a family-owned business allows us to do what’s best for the patient. It gives us the freedom to work through a problem for as long as it takes to find the simplest solution.
We also have companies that work in areas outside of medical device manufacturing. To learn about them, please visit: Cook Group, Inc.
Cook at a glance
- We were founded in 1963 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
- Our first products were wire guides, needles and catheters.
- Today, Cook Medical makes 16,000 products that serve 13 hospital lines.
- Cook Medical provides our products to 135 countries.
Our Mission & Values
Cook is dedicated to bold leadership in pioneering innovative medical solutions to enhance patient care worldwide. That means we're always trying to find a better, simpler, more efficient way to treat patients.
WHAT WE VALUE
Patient well-being will always come first.
Make every product like it's for a family member.
Show them respect and give them more than they ask for.
Learn by doing and keep making it better every time.
Be accountable to customers, patients and each other.
Give everyone a chance to contribute, keep middle management to a minimum and treat people like adults.
Set a good example.
Leave it better than it was.
At Cook Medical, you have the opportunity to grow – personally as well as professionally.
Our company culture is based on a set of strong common values where responsible, competent and professional employees are our most important resource. We have a flat organizational structure and focus on open dialog. Qualities such as determination, loyalty and humor are highly appreciated. Employees at Cook Medical help uphold the company’s philosophy of developing innovative medical solutions to raise the quality of patient treatment worldwide – we make a difference every day.
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