It all started in 1949 when Mr. Ian Smith had an opportunity to provide the Government of Cuba with 36 multi-phasic health clinics, thereby paving the way for what would become one of the largest specialized mobile medical unit manufacturers in the world.
From that beginning, Medical Coaches went on to build more than 20,000 custom-designed special-purpose mobile service units for over 110 countries and all 50 United States. After Mr. Smith's death in 1976, his son, Geoffrey Smith, took the helm as Company President.
This privately held company continues to operate under the basic pledges Ian Smith made to his employees and customers many years ago, "to build products that we would be proud to own ourselves" and "to treat our customers and coworkers as family." He insisted that Medical Coaches' word was always its bond. Medical Coaches' traditions and core beliefs continue to be their cornerstones today.
As each of the following medical advances were in the research and development stage, Medical Coaches was closely aligned with developers and manufacturers to introduce them to the world in mobile form. Many of the initial concepts of using mobile only as a platform for prototype development expanded to become significant percentages of equipment sold (e.g., CT, MRI, mammography).