From small, family-run business to becoming part of the world's largest condom maker.
Beginning it's life as the UKs first ever condom store in 1992, the Pasante brand was fully established by 2000 with the family owned business exporting to over 45 countries. Over the subsequent years Pasante Healthcare Limited (PHL) continued to expand and new brands were incorporated into the group such as Insti, Sebamed® and Medicheck.
Part of the Karex Group
In 2016, PHL was acquired by Karex Berhad with the intention of expanding PHL’s brands, and to increase growth in the public health sector as well as further expansion across Europe and the Middle East.
2016 - PRESENT
The world's largest condom maker
Karex is the world’s largest condom manufacturer with the capacity to produce over 5 billion condoms a year. It has over 30 years of condom manufacturing experience and the most robust R&D pipeline in the industry.
Karex are the global leader in condom and lubricant manufacturing with operations across the United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia and Thailand, employing over 2600 staff.
Our vision for the future
At Pasante Healthcare our vision is to provide healthcare products which inspire people to make better, healthier choices, making a positive difference to their lives.
Karex and all of its subsidiary companies, including PHL, champion social responsibility and sustainability, not just as moral imperatives but to build better, stronger relationships within our communities.
Our mission is to proactively engage with our customers to provide superior healthcare products, solutions & services at a competitive price.
Commitment to Quality
Working with our suppliers and distribution partners, PHL, as part of the Karex group, has all of the required certification/registration for the relevant products, including ISO 13485, Medical Device Directive, In Vitro Diagnostic Directive, BSI Kitemark and the European Union Cosmetics Directive.
Our Quality Management System is at the forefront of all aspects of our business ensuring all processes lead to the highest quality products and customer services. Every condom supplied by PHL is electronically tested to confirm there are no holes before being cleared for sale. In addition, every batch of condoms is extensively tested at source with over nine rigorous quality procedures.
INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS
All medical devices, including condoms, need to carry a CE-Mark. The CE mark is a conformity regulation that must be applied to products that are covered by European Union Directives.
All of our male latex condoms comply with the strict requirements set out in the ISO 4074 standard and carry a CE Mark.
All of our male non-latex condoms comply with the strict requirements set out in the ISO 23409 standard and carry a CE Mark.
In addition to the CE Mark, the Pasante and Adore branded male latex condoms also bear the BSI Kitemark. This means that these products have undergone parallel testing & quality controls to gain this certification which is owned and operated by the British Standards Institute (BSI Group). Excludes Pasante Glow, which carries CE Mark only.