Thuasne acquires Hamlet medical textile manufacturer Therafirm

From The Richmond Observer



Thuasne acquires US company Knit-Rite, Inc. and its division Therafirm

Thuasne, major player in medical devices in Europe, continues its development with the acquisition of the US-based company Knit-Rite, specialized in medical textiles, and its Therafirm division, dedicated to compression. The Thuasne Group thus reinforces its position in the United States initiated with the acquisition of Townsend Design in 2011, then of Quinn Medical in 2016. Thuasne has since served the US O&P market with a broad range of orthopedic bracing technologies. This is Thuasne's 4th and largest acquisition in the United States in 10 years.  



Knit-Rite and Therafirm introduce new masks

Due to the recent COVID-19 global pandemic and the CDC recommendation that all Americans when out in public should wear a general mask, Knit-Rite has developed a new protective general face mask under the brand name, DTYF! Mask (Don’t Touch Your Face! Mask). The masks will be produced in the USA, specifically in Knit-Rite’s Kansas City, Kan. and Hamlet, N.C. plants. 



Therafirm awarded top rural exporter of North Carolina


North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recognizes Therafirm/Knit-Rite, Inc., based in Hamlet, as Top Rural Exporter. 


Knit-Rite receives ISO certification


Knit-Rite, Inc., a worldwide leader in the Orthotics and Prosthetics, Compression Hosiery and general medical textile industries, recently received ISO 13485:2003 certification for both the company’s manufacturing facilities, located in Kansas City, KS, and Ellerbe, NC. 


Grand opening for new facility


Therafirm, a Knit-Rite company, held a grand opening for it’s new textile manufacturing facility in Hamlet, NC. The new facility offers expanded capabilities and capacity for the company.