Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare

We are dedicated to advancing health and healthcare. Because when people are healthy they live better–and do more.

Together, we can create a future with better health and healthcare for everyone.

Our Story

It all started in 1882 when Gil Minor Jr. Started the Owens & Minor Drug Company in Richmond.

In the Seventies, O&M went public and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, In 1992 the decision was made to sell of the drug business and the corporate strategy changed towards growing Services and investing in Acquisitions. Couple of years later (in 2002), the first private label line (Medichoice) was created. Owens & Minor continued its acquisition strategy with one of the milestones being the acquisition of Arc Royal in 2014.

Arc Royal (those days still called DeRoyal) started in 1992 with opening its Kells facility in Ireland. Over the years, DeRoyal went from being a direct seller to a service provider . In 2014, Arc Royal got acquired by Owens & Minor and being their first manufacturing site in Europe, Arc Royal plays a crucial role in our current business strategy.

Another key milestone for Owens & Minor, was the acquisition of Halyard Health in 2018. Although Halyard Health is a relatively new name in the medical business, it has a long history as part of Kimberly Clark. Founded in 1870, Kimberly Clark played an important role in the development of medical products, driven by inventing and producing SMS material as from 1978 onwards. Over the next couple of years, Kimberly Clark Healthcare continued to increase its footprint in the acute care segment by adding more products families to its product range.


337 Teammates

61% Female vs. 39% Male

30+ Nationalities

HQ in Diegem, Belgium

What we do

At Owens & Minor Halyard Health EMEA we provide the clinically-superior solutions that are essential for our healthcare customers to do what they do best—provide superior patient care.

With our vertically-integrated supply process, and rigorous quality standards, we empower the best possible clinical and patient outcomes by ensuring that care providers have what they need, when they need it, no matter the situation.

At Owens & Minor Halyard, we have robust controls over our manufacturing processes, suppliers and our supply chain to ensure only bona fide high quality products are supplied to our customers. Equally, we have controls in place to ensure counterfeit products do not enter our supply chain, whereby we complete the necessary due diligence on all our suppliers and partners involved in our supply chain.

Our Products

Custom Procedure Trays

Surgical Gowns

Surgical Drapes & Packs

Sterilization Wrap

Surgical Accessories and Equipment Covers

Patient Warming

Facial Protection

Exam Gloves

Protective Apparel

Patient Care

Our offer

Patented, proprietary products

Control over raw material selection

Numerous quality checkpoints

Products that exceed EN requirements

Supported by clinical & scientific research

150 Years of Care

Owens & Minor Drug Company opens its first location in Richmond, VA
O&M went public and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange
Kimberly-Clark forever changes the way surgical instruments are handled with KIMGUARD* Sterilization Wraps
Divestiture of the drug business
The HALYARD* brand is launched to double down on our commitment to helping improve health outcomes
Halyard Health becomes a part of the Owens & Minor family.

Corporate Information

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a Fortune 500 global healthcare solutions company providing essential products and services that support care from the hospital to the home.

For over 100 years, Owens & Minor and its affiliated brands, Apria®, Byram®, and HALYARD*, have helped to make each day better for the patients, providers, and communities we serve.

Powered by more than 20,000 teammates worldwide, Owens & Minor delivers comfort and confidence behind the scenes so healthcare stays at the forefront. Owens & Minor exists because every day, everywhere, Life Takes Care™.

For more information about Owens & Minor and our affiliated brands, visit owens-minor.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.