Founded in 1973 in Winnipeg, by John H. Webster, Manrex Ltd., was one of the first companies to introduce bubble-pack medication packaging for nursing homes and home care to the global marketplace. You’ll likely recognize these bubble packs if one of your senior family members receives their medications in bubble packs from their pharmacy.
Their Mission is to “Help health care providers save lives by eliminating medication errors.”
Their Vision is “To be the leading provider of innovative and diverse medication error prevention products that increase customer efficiency and provide them with more time for patient care.”
Manrex successfully transitioned to second generation in 1991 when siblings Fiona Webster Mourant and John L. Webster purchased the company. Today, in 2023, it is very rewarding to note they are moving to third generation with Wade Mourant becoming a shareholder. They are proud to say they have always serviced their global customers from the head office located in Winnipeg since 1973.
They were very privileged to have the Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham, visit the facility to help celebrate their 50th anniversary and present Manrex with a Community Service Award. We are very honoured by this recognition.
Manrex is a global company with success across Canada, as well as in Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea and the United States.
Other Manrex product lines include market-leading ergonomic, height-adjustable medication delivery carts and medication crushing devices such as the automated PowderCrush (which reduces repetitive strain injuries for nurses). Both product lines are for use in nursing homes. We also supply automated pill counting devices for use in pharmacy. They are very proud to say these proprietary products are all manufactured and assembled here in Manitoba. Manrex Ltd. is also the exclusive Canadian representative for various pharmacy automation products including: Servilocker, a 24/7 prescription patient self-retrieval system; Pentapack, a machine designed for bulk medication packaging for use in hospitals; Hang Rx, which simplifies workflow and reduces potential for errors in high volume pharmacy dispensaries; and the MDM (medication detection machine), which verifies and reviews medication rolls prepared in pharmacy.
Manrex and its team members have received various awards throughout the years including: Outstanding Manitoba Ambassador of the Year by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce; Family Enterprise of the Year for Manitoba by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises; Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year- International Trade & Overall (Fiona Webster Mourant), and were finalists in the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
This article and its images was provided by Manrex Ltd.