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Production sites

High-tech machine platform

amd’s production sites are considered to be the most up-to-date in Europe for the manufacture of adult hygiene products.
From the outset, the company committed to a long-term vision to fulfil its customers’ expectations with any compromise.

amd invests heavily in the best equipment on a regular basis to attain its objectives:

  • Innovation to enhance users’ well-being and comfort
  • Manufacture of high-quality products
  • Development of a full, functional range of products
  • Minimum environmental impact of manufacturing and transport

In 2007, the first production site was set up at Rouvroy in the Pas de Calais Department. A strategic placement that optimises the integrated logistics platform.
Quality, reliability, reactivity. Within ten years, AMD had constructed a state-of-the-art machinery platform. At the Rouvroy plant, four machines in 2007 had grown to 11 production lines by 2017. This year, the factory will produce more than 500 million articles.

amd-Rouvroy production site

amd’s French Production & Logistics site

(ROUVROY – Pas de Calais)

  • 45,000 m² area
  • 20,000 m² buildings
  • Quality Control Laboratory (raw materials and finished products)
  • Shipping docks
  • Machinery platform at Rouvroy:
  • Adult pad unisex
  • Anatomical pad
  • Undersheet
  • Pull-up (absorbent underwear)
  • Protection against mild masculine and feminine incontinence

Activ Medical Disposable
Parc de la Chênaie,
Rue Pablo Picasso

amd – production site in Spain

amd’s Spanish Production & Logistics site

In 2018, Activ Medical Disposable’s international expansion continued with the opening of a new production site in Spain. This second strategic location serves the interests of markets in the Iberian Peninsula and elsewhere in Europe as well as Africa.
Adult pads, anatomical protectors, undersheets; while these three production lines are being set up, a second expansion phase is already in the pipeline.

  • 35,000 m² area
  • 8,000 m² buildings
  • Shipping docks
  • Quality Control Laboratory

Activ Medical Ibérica
Polígono industrial Charluca

Well thought-out logistics


To fulfil its commitments, amd has organised a logistics unit at each site in order to meet modern world needs. The performance of the team in charge of scheduling, monitoring, quality control and coordination coupled with the efficiency of our software let us offer our clients a custom service. Proximity and expertise are the key to delivery to tight deadlines, no more than 72 hours anywhere in Europe.


Quality Control Laboratory

Innovation to promote well-being

At amd, every new manufactured product is made to meet users’ real, serious needs: well-being for all and preservation of everyone’s dignity.

Since it was founded, the Rouvroy factory has had an ultra-modern quality control laboratory with all the latest resources to control the whole production process up until distribution.

The AMD Quality Department: a team of experts working full time

  • Quality Engineers
  • Quality Assistants
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Environmental Quality Engineers
AMD Quality Control Laboratory


Control of raw materials

Our suppliers are selected on the basis of highly rigorous criteria pertaining to quality, adherence of official standards, ethical commitment and participation in international planetary preservation programmes; International Food Standards (IFS)
All raw materials are tested before use in our laboratory in line with our Raw Materials Control protocol.

Control of finished products

In line with our overweening priority of high quality, finished products are also tested in the laboratory. Tests associated with ISO certification include absorption, strength and absorption rate tests.

The traceability of raw materials

(batch number before use in production) is also checked. Of course, finished product traceability is ensured by integrated quality and logistics systems compatible with the specific characteristics of the distribution of disposable medical devices.

Regulatory monitoring and certification

AMD has the highest levels of quality certification and its staff concentrate on this aspect because it guarantees customer satisfaction. We are also vigilant vis-à-vis future changes that might affect our company and its field of activity.

Quality certificates

amd has the highest-level, current “product” certificates

Certificate ISO-9001-14001

ISO 9001

Certificated quality management
Granted in June 2013

ISO 9001 stipulates organisational characteristics required for an effective quality management system.
It provides for a systematic approach to process control to guarantee consistent output of products that fulfil our customers’ expectations.

ISO 14001

Environmental management
Certificate granted in September 2016

“Awareness of environmental problems is growing in most countries and it is believed that current development patterns cannot be sustained in the long term. Governments are increasingly enacting legislation aimed at protecting the environment, and customers are requiring their suppliers to incorporate best practices and demonstrate compliance with environmental requirements. The publication of the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems (EMS) has proved to be very successful, as it is now implemented in more than 159 countries and has provided organizations with a powerful management tool to improve their environmental performance.” Source :

ISO 13485:2016

Certified since July 2019

ISO 13485:2016 is an international quality management standard that enables the implementation of regulatory requirements for medical devices. This certification of our management system according to ISO 13485 attests to the consideration of our customers’ requirements, the regulations in force and our ability to grasp new technologies and market opportunities related to medical devices.

  • Traceability, compliance with regulatory requirements,
  • Risk management and control,
  • Control of the design process,
  • Dissemination and implementation of warning sheets and alerts to the competent authorities.

AMD absorbent protection products are OEKO TEX® certified

The first independent label to guarantee the complete safety of textiles, OEKO-TEX® certification is a global uniform certification system for all raw, semi-finished and finished textile products at all stages of processing.
This new certification shows that all components of AMD products have been screened (e.g. our absorbent pad, the outer layer, adhesives, etc.) to test for the presence of undesirable substances. Samples are taken from stock as well as from production.
All AMD products have been tested and certified as being safe.


Control of products derived from sustainable
Certificate granted in February 2016

The PEFC Label is certification concerning forest conservation.
The original forest certification system in France, PEFC is the world’s leading forest certification system in terms of surface area and it is the primary source of certified wood in the world.

IFS Label


Auditing frames of reference for suppliers of personal hygiene products
Certificate granted in August 2016

The International Featured Standard (IFS) system concerns common safety standards and establishes a uniform assessment system for the qualification and selection of suppliers.

Dermatologically tested

Tested under dermatological supervision
Certificate granted in September 2015
by the EUROFINS SCIENTIFIC laboratory in AIX EN PROVENCE for all incontinence products produced at our Rouvroy factory.
Test: measurement of skin tolerance after a single application of the product, kept under an occlusive dressing for 48 hours on 20 volunteers: patch test method.

Our French production site AMD is STeP by OEKO-TEX® certified since May 2022

STeP is a certification awarded to companies with environmentally friendly processes, safe working conditions and social responsibility.
It allows us to transparently communicate our commitment to sustainable production conditions to both our customers and suppliers.