Footprint in APAC

  • 1963

    Cook Incorporated was founded in Bloomington, Indiana by William and Gayle Cook.

  • late 60s

    Distributor Medico Hirata started selling Cook products in Japan in late 1960s.

  • 1978

    Cook started selling devices in Singapore and other Asian countries through a sales representative.

  • 1979

    William A. Cook Australia Pty. Ltd. was established to manufacture and distribute medical products to customers.

  • late 70s

    Cook started selling products in Hong Kong through distributor AR Burkill & Sons (HK) in late 1970s.

  • 1983

    Tong-in International, an Asia Pacific distributor, started selling Cook products in Korea.

  • 1986

    Cook South East Asia Pte. Ltd. was established with the office located at Singapore.

  • 1988

    Cook Asia Ltd. was established with the office located in Hong Kong. The Cook India representative office was opened in the same year.

  • 1989

    Cook Australia new building at Brisbane (12 Electronics Street) was officially opened.

  • 1990

    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.

  • 1991

    Cook Asia (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was established.

  • 1993

    Beijing Cook Medical Apparatus Company was established.

  • 1998

    The first Cook direct-selling trading company was opened in India.

  • 2004

    Cook Japan Incorporated was established with the office located in Tokyo.

  • 2006

    Cook India Medical Devices Pvt. Ltd. was established with the office located in Tamil Nadu.

  • 2008

    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.

  • 2009

    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.

  • 2010

    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.


  • 2011

    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.


  • 2012

    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.