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Study day: Moisture Associated Skin Damage, the Hidden Problem

Medline is proudly sponsoring a Moisture Associated Skin Damage study day in Novotel Manchester Centre on the 25th of May 2017.

Whilst there has been a range of campaigns to raise awareness and understanding of pressure ulcer prevention over the last decade, there now needs to be a similar focus on MASD and IAD. It is essential that healthcare organisations work together to provide clear assessment, treatment and evaluation strategies to recognise and manage IAD. This will allow for continuity of care by healthcare providers, education for clinicians and patients.

We hope you will join us for this dedicated Moisture Associated Skin Damage study day!

To register for this event, please complete and submit the registration form here

Check out the study day agenda

Medline announces collaboration agreement with Keep A Breast Europe

Unique partnership to further improve breast cancer care

As part of our breast cancer awareness activities, Medline International BV is pleased to announce a new partnership with Keep A Breast Europe (KABE), an American nonprofit breast cancer association with an international affiliate in Europe. Keep A Breast Europe is dedicated to empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support.

KABE has developed a mobile application called "Check Yourself," which is designed to educate young people about breast health education and to encourage regular self-checks. The application harmoniously supports Medline breast cancer awareness campaigns. As part of the collaboration agreement, Medline will donate funds to KABE from each Generation Pink® exam glove case sold to promote and sponsor the development and translation of the "Check Yourself” app into German, Spanish and Italian, expanding the app outside of English, French and Japanese. You can find our more information and download the app here.

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Medline introduces a dedicated sales force for Advanced Wound Care in the UK

Medline offers value adding prevention and skin care concepts to avoid pressure ulcers, skin tears, moisture related wounds and skin irritation. In an effort to efficiently and competently promote this product portfolio, Medline introduced a whole sales force dedicated specifically to Advanced Wound Care in January 2017. Together with our clinical personnel, the sales force provides excellent customer attention and will work with your facility to offer customised education, clinically-proven, evidence-based products and ongoing outcomes management.

Medline Netherlands nominated for the 2017 NEVI Care Supplier Award

Promo meeting 2016

On the 2nd of Februray, Medline participated in the 2017 NEVI Care Supplier Award and finished in 3rd place. Medline was nominated by the members of the NEVI organisation with 2 other companies, the winner ultimately to be named the best supplier of 2017 in the Netherlands. We were very proud to be in the final round and to participate in the event.

Congratulations to Applied Medical for winning the award and also to our team that proudly represented Medline!

Medline will celebrate the extension of its warehouse in Chateaubriant, France on Nov 24

On Thursday 24th of November, Medline Assembly SAS, located in Châteaubriant, France, will celebrate the extension of its warehouse. To underline this new step, Medline will organize a groundbreaking with all plant employees, the mayor of Châteaubriant and his team. The same day, to show our commitment to sustainable development, we will plant a tree next to the facility. The event will be hosted by Tripp Amdur - Group President, Vish Bhave – SVP EU Product Divisions, Violaine Bléjan - European HR Director and Hervé Million - SPT Director. Medline is excited to celebrate the event!

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Medline joins UN Global Compact and BITC

Medline packaging machine

As part of our corporate social responsibility activities, Medline is pleased to announce that our company has joined two new membership organisations:

The United Nations Global Compact - A global organisation with more than 9 000 member companies, the UN Global Compact promotes action on human and labour rights, the environment, and anti-corruption. Read more here.
Business In The Community - A European organisation with more than 800 member companies, BITC aims to create a fairer and more sustainable society. Focus areas include employee diversity, disaster relief, the environment and labour and human rights. Read more here.

We are confident that membership of these two organisations will help us to improve our long-term CSR performance through knowledge sharing and networking.

Medline announces distribution deal with Addlife

Medline Europe PGD Winners

Arnhem, the Netherlands, October 20, 2016 – Medline International B.V. signed a distribution agreement yesterday with Addlife to represent Medline International B.V. in respect to all sales and support throughout the Nordic region. The business will become an integral part of existing operations of Mediplast Group, within Addlife’s business unit Medtech. The Nordic operations will be transferred during the month of November 2016 and will add about 40 million SEK annually and the activities in the market will be built around the strong sales and support organization within Mediplast Group.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Pink Glove Photo Competion 2016

Medline Europe PGD Winners

Arnhem, the Netherlands, October 19, 2016 – The Pink Glove Photo Competition 2016 is complete! The winner of the competition is Clinica Bofill from Spain. Their picture represents “being alive and wanting to continue feeling alive” and received more than 6 000 likes. We would like to thank all of the participants for their great pictures, we were really impressed by their creativity and commitment. Congratulations to the winner of the Pink Glove Photo Competition 2016! See you at the next competition!

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Medline distribution center in Kleve awarded DGNB certificate in gold

Medline awarded DNGB certificate in gold

Sustainability right from the beginning

Kleve, Germany, October 5, 2016 - Medline is pleased to announce that in August the European distribution centre in Kleve was awarded the DGNB certificate in gold for sustainable and green building. In 2014, Medline tripled the size of its distribution center to 37,000 m2 as an answer to Medline’s continuous growth.

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Medline welcomes the European sales team for trainings in the Netherlands

Promo meeting 2016

In September Medline welcomed our European sales team in the Netherlands for the autumn sales meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is sales training and team building; it is an important time for the sales team and product divisions to meet. This occasion is also a great opportunity for our sales force to strengthen and deepen their knowledge of Medline’s core products through training and the product fair.

Thank you all for the great atmosphere and keep up the team work!

Happy 50th anniversary to Medline Industries, Inc.!

Medline 50th anniversary

1966-2016 – Celebrating our past, creating our future

This year Medline is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Since its foundation, Medline has grown from a small manufacturer to the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the USA and is expanding internationally, particularly in Europe.

Founded in 1966, Medline’s roots date back to 1910 when A.L. Mills, the great-grandfather of the current leadership, started sewing butcher’s aprons in Chicago. In 1966, A.L. Mills’ grandsons Jim and Jon Mills, changed the name to Medline Industries, Inc. They founded Medline with about 20m² of warehouse space and one loading dock.

For 50 years Medline has been helping healthcare professionals deliver the quality and value they need. Today in Europe, Medline employs more than 800 associates including 160 account managers and product specialists to support its growing markets in Europe.

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Medline employees join the 10000 steps challenge

Since the 25th of May, Medline employees around the world are taking part of the exciting Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) to improve both their physical fitness and workplace productivity at the same time.

Participants sign up in teams of 7 and try to reach at least 10,000 steps a day, as recommended by many national health and well-being guidelines. This year there are 98 Medline teams participating from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Australia, Japan, and USA and they are competing for a period of 100 days.This challenge is an easy way for our employees to be more active while taking part of a friendly competition.

Good luck to all Medline teams!

Happy 50th anniversary to Medline Industries, Inc.!

Medline 50th anniversary

1966-2016 – Celebrating our past, creating our future

This year Medline is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Since its foundation, Medline has grown from a small manufacturer to the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the USA and is expanding internationally, particularly in Europe.

Founded in 1966, Medline’s roots date back to 1910 when A.L. Mills, the great-grandfather of the current leadership, started sewing butcher’s aprons in Chicago. In 1966, A.L. Mills’ grandsons Jim and Jon Mills, changed the name to Medline Industries, Inc. They founded Medline with about 20m² of warehouse space and one loading dock.

For 50 years Medline has been helping healthcare professionals deliver the quality and value they need. Today in Europe, Medline employs more than 800 associates including 160 account managers and product specialists to support its growing markets in Europe.

Follow us on LinkedIn to stay tuned about our history and news

Medline celebrates groundbreaking for new office in Kleve, Germany

Groundbreaking medline office Germany

New office building for more than 90 employees

Kleve, Germany, April 29, 2016- Medline International Germany GmbH and Kleve Mayor Sonja Northing are pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the construction of Medline’s new office. Medline, a leading provider of surgical and medical products worldwide, is building a new office to provide a modern working environment for its employees and answer to Medline’s continuous growth.

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Medline is Celebrating Earth Day on Friday 22nd of April

Earth Day was started in 1970 as a day to promote environmental protection. Now in its 46th year, Earth Day is celebrated in 193 countries across the world. As an organization we are convinced that we can greatly contribute to environmental protection by behaving more responsibly, at both a collective and individual level. Therefore, Medline encourages all our employees to participate in Earth Day by taking on-the-ground actions to help reduce our impact on the environment like:

• Walk , bike, car pool or take public transportation to work instead of taking the car
• No trash day: switch disposable products for reusable products
• Turn off unnecessary lights, computer screens and other unused electronics
• Save paper: only print what is necessary and print on both sides of the paper

Learn more about Medline environmental commitments

A successful collaboration in Sweden leads to the development of a new patient lift sheet

new Medline lift sheet Sweden

Medline’s Operating Room Division and Johan Bongstorp – Sales Manager for the Nordics – worked in collaboration together with Maud Brink and Innovation Skåne to develop a new lift sheet in Sweden. The idea originally came from Maud Brink who has worked as an anesthetist nurse in the operating unit in Helsingborg and thought it should be a smarter tool to move the patient from the operating table to the bed by means of a lift.

After 6 months of tests, development of prototypes and final approval with the CE mark, the idea became a sheet that also works as a hoist. Now Maud Brink, Innovator Skåne and Medline have entered into a partnership to develop, market and sell the sheet that meets all the requirements to be sold on the European market.

Click here to read the article from Innovation Skåne (in Swedish)

Medline celebrates groundbreaking for new office in Kleve, Germany

Groundbreaking medline office Germany

New office building for more than 90 employees

Kleve, Germany, April 29, 2016- Medline International Germany GmbH and Kleve Mayor Sonja Northing are pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the construction of Medline’s new office. Medline, a leading provider of surgical and medical products worldwide, is building a new office to provide a modern working environment for its employees and answer to Medline’s continuous growth.

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Medline prepares new employees with regular trainings to better serve customer’s needs

Sales training medline

Medline regularly arranges week-long training courses in the Netherlands to better equip staff for new roles within the organisation. The programme is designed for sales training and divided into two different levels, Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Phase 1 is specifically developed for employees within their first three months with the company and serves as an introduction to the Medline product portfolio as well as sales strategies. Having completed Phase 1, the staff is invited back to attend Phase 2 after three to six months for advanced training in sales strategies and competitor analysis.
To promote stellar performance there is a prize for one candidate from each of the training levels. The prizes are awarded to those who have excelled in written tests, participated during educational sessions as well as portrayed a great attitude during the week.

Phase training prepares our sales representatives and other employees for their career at Medline and ultimately to better serve our customer’s needs.

Medline International GmbH New Warehouse Opening in Kleve

medline warehouse kleve

State of the art facility to expand Medline’s reach in
Europe

Kleve, Germany, May 8, 2015 - Medline International Germany GmbH is delighted to announce the opening of its new warehouse in Kleve as of May 8. Medline, a leading provider of surgical and medical products worldwide, has tripled the size of its European distribution center to 37000 m2. This expansion comes as a response to growing demand for its products and services and growth plans for Eastern Europe, including the expansion of the company’s integrated logistics services. Medline employs 140 people in Kleve, of whom 60 are directly involved with the storage and distribution of Medline’s entire European product range.

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Medline opens a new manufacturing site in Slovakia

Slovakian manufacturing plant medline

Good news for Bánovce nad Bebravou: Minister Pavol Pavlis announced the arrival of a new investor

Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia, 25. 03. 2015 - Bánovce nad Bebravou can look forward to new opportunities. This summer Medline will start new business in the health sector and in the first stage will employ 60 people and invest € 1.6 million.
Pavol Pavlis, Economy Minister: "I am glad that an investor with long history in the field of health and production not only in Europe but also overseas, chose Slovakia as another country for its business activities. This shows that Slovakia is a good partner with a stable business environment and quality workforce". When the activity will be successful, Medline intends to gradually expand production to 200 people from Bánovce area.
"I have visited the production facilities which are ready to start production, as well as the area that would be used in the future for expansion. In an area with a high unemployment rate, I enjoy every investment which will create new jobs."

Medline UK account managers & product specialists are now registered under MIA

Medline Europe MIA

Medline is pleased to inform our customers that all United Kingdom based Medline account managers & product specialists are now registered under the MIA scheme. The scheme was launched in 2013 by the medical technology industry to raise standards of training for company representatives and service engineers visiting acute and critical care areas of hospitals. All Medline representatives who visit acute and critical areas of hospitals will carry a MIA pass.

Medline France has been audited for ISO 13485 and is recommended for ISO 9001

Medline Europe ISO Certification

Medline maintains several quality management systems to ensure efficient systems and regulatory compliance. Medline Spain and Italy were recently recertified for ISO 9001 and Medline France, Châteaubriant was recommended for ISO 9001. In addition to the new certification, Medline France, Châteaubriant has been successfully audited for ISO 13485.

ISO 9001 is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard that outlines the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of products. ISO 13485 is specific for companies involved in the design and manufacture of medical devices; it is seen as the medical industries’ ISO 9001 equivalent.

Medline Germany, Kleve has been successfully audited in May for ISO 13485 and will apply for ISO 9001 in January. In addition, Medline Italy and Spain locations were successfully audited for ISO 14001, environmental management. Medline is pleased to announce the successful audits and to continue to strive for high quality management systems.

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