- About Bimeda Canada
- Manufacturing and Distribution
- Health & Safety Culture
- The Bimeda Story
- Bimeda Vision, Mission and Values
About Bimeda Canada
Bimeda Canada operations are located in Cambridge, Ontario. Our facilities have been approved to manufacture and distribute FDA, EU, and Canadian regulated products, and offer global logistics capabilities. Bimeda Canada is proud to employ over 170 employees.
Bimeda Canada Headquarters
We have dedicated customer service, commercial and technical teams that are focused on providing the best products and services possible, to meet our customers’ needs.
Our state-of-the art R&D laboratories contribute to our global R&D program, which is committed to anticipating future needs of the animal health sector.
Bimeda Canada Product Range
We offer a comprehensive range of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products for livestock, equine and companion animals. These include nutritional, anti-parasitics, anti-microbials, anti-inflammatories and sedatives.
Canada Manufacturing and Distribution
Globally, Bimeda has eight manufacturing facilities, across six countries. One of these is located in Cambridge, Ontario.
420 Beaverdale Road
Cambridge, ON N3C 2W4
FDA, Canadian & EU approved – Non-penicillin production facility
- Sterile injection production
(plastic – large volume}
- Sterile syringe production
- Non-sterile syringe production
- Sterile injection production (glass)
|Batch Size||Fill Size|
|Syringe||400 - 750 kg||6 cc – 60 cc|
- Aqueous & non aqueous oral pastes
- Viscosities from 50,000 – 400,000 cps
Sterile Filling Overview
|Batch Size||Fill SIZE|
|Line 2||2000 L – 10,000 L||50 mL - 1000 mL|
|Line 3||50 - 400 L||5, 10, 20, 30, 50 & 100 mL|
- Aqueous & non aqueous solutions
Canada - Manufactured Brands
Our manufacturing facility in Canada produces many well-known and trusted brands, which are used in markets around the world and which play a vital role in optimising the health, welfare and productivity of livestock, as well as promoting the health and wellbeing of horses. From anti-microbial injections, to equine pastes, anti-parasitic injections, injectable NSAIDs and vitamins, popular brands manufactured in Bimeda Canada play a role in optimising the health of animals in North America, Europe and Latin America.
Popular Brands Manufactured at our Canadian facility
Bimeda Health and Safety Culture
The health and safety of our employees, contractors and visitors to site is a daily priority in every Bimeda facility.
Our culture of continuous improvement means that Bimeda environmental health and safety management systems are regularly reviewed and optimised; taking into account both industry best practice and input from our Bimeda safety colleagues at our facilities around the world.
Bimeda strives to achieve a goal of:
- ZERO environmental incidents
- ZERO occupational illnesses
- ZERO work-related incidents
To achieve this, we commit to:
- Providing a safe working environment for all Bimeda staff and associates,
- Recognising, respecting and communicating relevant legislation and Bimeda standards to all,
- The reporting, management and continuous reduction of known and suspected risk activities and conditions,
- Supporting the EHS priorities and objectives in all Bimeda facilities globally, and ensuring that Bimeda EHS policy is adhered to by all staff and associates.
We are proud of our sincere and ongoing commitment to optimising health and safety at all Bimeda facilities.
Read the Bimeda Health and Safety Charter in full.
Bimeda – Driving Excellence in Animal Health For 60 Years!
For 60 years, Bimeda colleagues have been driven by a passion for providing science-driven solutions to optimise the health and wellbeing of animals. If your next career move sees you join Bimeda, you’ll be part of a global network of over 800 colleagues who benefit from 6 decades’ of expertise in animal health, and who are committed to working together to find ever-better ways to exceed the expectations of our customers, as we develop new ways to enhance animal health, welfare and productivity.
But how did we get here? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at how Bimeda’s unwavering commitment to animal health has seen us grow from a small Irish enterprise, to a leading global player in the animal health industry.
In The Beginning…..
Bimeda Chemicals Limited was founded on 22nd April 1960, when a group of Irish veterinary surgeons set up a company to supply Irish veterinarians with quality veterinary products. The original company motto was ‘For And By The Profession’. As the company founders were themselves veterinarians, they had unrivalled knowledge of the needs and wants of their customer base and were able to develop a highly sought product portfolio.
From the original premises in Phibsboro, Dublin, Bimeda Chemicals Ltd manufactured a range of veterinary remedies and also distributed a variety of third party products. As the 1963 advertisement from the Journal of The Veterinary Medical Association of Ireland shows, within just a few years Bimeda had a broad and exciting portfolio of products.
Bimeda quickly gained a reputation for both quality and reliability, and successfully drove awareness of the company’s product range through regular, innovative advertising campaigns. Bimeda’s passion for marketing continues to this day and is supported by our global network of marketing colleagues.
1973 - The Bimeda Acquisition and Expansion into the UK
In 1973 Bimeda Chemicals Limited was acquired by the current Irish owners. The family already owned Osmond & Sons (Dublin) Limited and went on to acquire Constant Chemicals Ltd in 1975. These three companies were subsequently brought together in a new location in Tallaght, Dublin. The new Tallaght facility served for many years as a multi-purpose production and warehousing unit; producing injectables, intramammaries, oral solutions, topicals and hygiene products. By this time, Bimeda had also established itself in the UK market, with a distribution base in Liverpool and a reputation for high quality products.
Expansion into Africa
With Bimeda now firmly established in both Ireland and the UK, ambitions moved towards expansion. The export business became a key strategic focus, with the East African market becoming particularly important.
Despite the challenges of both travel and communication at the time, Bimeda thrived; achieving rapid success in East Africa which has been sustained over many decades. Today Bimeda’s AMEA (Africa, Middle East and Asia) business has a physical presence in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and China, with an export division which serves the entire AMEA region.
The 1990s - Coming To North America
Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s Bimeda continued to grow, with a strong network of distributor and contract manufacture partners helping Bimeda products to reach veterinarians and farmers all over Europe and Africa.
However, the company had ambitions beyond the European and AMEA regions and in 1991, Bimeda commenced distributing products in the USA. In 1997, an acquisition followed, giving Bimeda its first permanent base in North America. A period of rapid expansion followed, and between 1997 and 2008, Bimeda undertook 5 key acquisitions in the USA, Canada and Mexico, creating a strong R&D, manufacturing and commercial presence throughout the North American continent.
A Decade of Global Acquisitions
2010 marked the start of a new decade and a period of rapid expansion driven by both organic growth and an ambitious acquisition strategy.
Between 2010 and 2019 Bimeda acquired medicinal, nutritional, diagnostics and vaccine businesses in Kenya, Brazil, the UK, US and France, as well as acquiring the veterinary medicine portfolio of Grupo Unipharm in Central America.
- Assia (Kenya)
- Mogivet (Brazil)
- Vetpharm Limited
(UK-based exports company)
- Vetpharm Limited
- Telsol Limited
(UK bolus technology)
- Telsol Limited
- ArthroDynamic Technology Inc.
(Equine product specialist, USA)
- NBVC (Nutrition, France)
- Iodolab (Diagnostics, France)
- ArthroDynamic Technology Inc.
- Veterinary Medicine Portfolio of Grupo Unipharm (Central America)
- Texas Vet Lab, Inc (USA)
(Vaccine manufacture and diagnostics)
- Texas Vet Lab Inc becomes Bimeda Biologicals
- AquaTactics Fish Health (USA)
During this period, Bimeda also joined Rainbow Laboratories Ltd, in establishing a raw material testing and innovation centre in Shijiazhuang, China.
2019 also saw the opening of Bimeda’s Global Innovation Centre in Dublin, Ireland, which leads our global innovation programme, in collaboration with five additional R&D laboratories in Minnesota (USA), Texas (USA), Monet Mor (Brazil), Shiazhuang (China) and Cambridge (Canada).
2020 and Beyond
From 2020, our state-of-the art sterile injectable manufacturing facility located in Shijiazhuang, China will proudly provide quality veterinary pharmaceutical products to China and the wider Asia region.
Today Bimeda employs over 800 people worldwide and has a presence in over 75 countries. Our 11 manufacturing and 6 R&D facilities all operate to the highest regulatory standards, and our global supply chain and distribution network sees our products used to enhance animal health in all major food-producing regions.
Bimeda is an organisation which will continue to grow, continue to invest in innovation and continue to be committed to finding ever-better ways to serve our customer, as we continue strive for global excellence in animal health.
If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, check out our current vacancies.
To be the partner of choice for optimizing the wellbeing of the world’s animals.
As a family-owned company with over half a century’s experience in improving global animal health, we are passionate about providing our customers with efficient science-driven solutions to continuously optimise the wellbeing of animals.
To succeed in our mission and vision, we are guided in our work by our Bimeda Values. Through our commitment to our Bimeda Values, we are able to continuously drive our business forward and surpass the expectations of our customers each and every day.
Our 5 Core Values
To learn more about Bimeda’s global presence, why not read our corporate brochure.