Footprint in APAC
- late 60s
- late 70s
Cook Incorporated was founded in Bloomington, Indiana by William and Gayle Cook.
Distributor Medico Hirata started selling Cook products in Japan in late 1960s.
Cook started selling devices in Singapore and other Asian countries through a sales representative.
William A. Cook Australia Pty. Ltd. was established to manufacture and distribute medical products to customers.
Cook started selling products in Hong Kong through distributor AR Burkill & Sons (HK) in late 1970s.
Tong-in International, an Asia Pacific distributor, started selling Cook products in Korea.
Cook South East Asia Pte. Ltd. was established with the office located at Singapore.
Cook Asia Ltd. was established with the office located in Hong Kong. The Cook India representative office was opened in the same year.
Cook Australia new building at Brisbane (12 Electronics Street) was officially opened.
New manufacturing facility commissioned in the Brisbane Technology Park at Eight Mile Plains.
Cook Australia received Business Achiever of the Year, Sunnybank District Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.
Cook Asia (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was established.
Beijing Cook Medical Apparatus Company was established.
The first Cook direct-selling trading company was opened in India.
Cook Japan Incorporated was established with the office located in Tokyo.
Cook India Medical Devices Pvt. Ltd. was established with the office located in Tamil Nadu.
First regional sales conference was held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Cook Japan commenced direct sales.
Asia Pacific Distribution Centre was established in Shanghai, China, to supply Cook products to the APAC region.
New facility is commissioned in Brisbane to supply devices globally.
New distribution centre opened in Tokyo, Japan.
Country Offices of Cook (China) Medical Trading Co., Ltd and Cook Medical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. were established.
Cook Medical Korea was established in January, with office located in Seoul.
The first HBS was set up in Japan.
Cook Australia received Large Advanced Manufacturer Award (Queensland Export Awards) by Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Export Excellence Award.
Office expansion of Cook Asia and Cook Medical India branch offices at New Delhi and Mumbai.
Expansion of Asia Pacific Distribution Centre to 3,500 square meters.
Hong Kong market fully goes direct.
Cook Korea started commence direct sales and direct import products for Korean market.
Cook Australia received both Advanced Manufacturer of the Year and Supreme Exporter of the Year presented by Queensland Japan Chamber of Commence and Industry.
Expansion of Japan office and distribution centre completed.
The first drug elution stent Zliver PTX, the world’s first polymer-free, drug-eluting stent launched in Japan.
Cook Australia received 2012 Export Hero Award given by the Australian Institute of Export.
The first Cook Japan Sales Academy candidates graduated and the program received the “Incentive Award” of the 1st Japan Human Resources Grand Prize Challenge.