MEDIN, a.s., is a traditional Czech manufacturer of medical instruments and implants. The history of the company dates back to 1949, when a factory with the name Chirana was established in Nové Město na Moravě. The first produced drill bits and dental burs were followed by the production of surgical instruments and traumatological and orthopaedic implants. The company underwent changes following the development of the society, including the change of its name to MEDIN, a.s., in 1992.
1949 – Production start
On August 29, 1948 the foundation stone of the Chirana plant is festively laid in Nové Město na Moravě.
The plant operation is started on December 15, 1949.
The first dental drill bits and laboratory burs are produced in the new Chirana plant.
1950 – Expanding the product range with surgery
In February 1950, 25 types of the most common surgical instruments are included in the product range.
In the course of 1950 the product range is continuously expanding.
A substantial extension occurred in 1957 through the production of special surgical instruments.
1990 – Start of traumatological production
The traumatological specialization is included in the product range in 1990.
First on paper, in the subsequent year physically as well; the first traumatological implants for use in human medicine are produced.
1992 – Privatization and change of the name
The state-owned company Chirana Nové Město is included in the first privatization stage.Then, in 1992, the incorporated company MEDIN is established, the legal successor of the state-owned company Chirana Nové Město.
1995 – Obtaining the ISO 9001 certificate
Since 1995, the company MEDIN has been a holder of the internationally valid standard ISO 9001.The certificate was issued by the certification company RW TÜV, which confirmed that the quality management system was established, documented and applied in conformity to the requirements of the standard.
2004 – Obtaining the ISO 13485 certificate
The independent certification company DET NORSKE VERITAS CZ grants the ISO 13485 certificate to the company MEDIN.
A certificate of this standard covers the whole management system of an organization producing or supplying medical devices and related services.
2006 – Beginning of orthopaedic production
As of March 23, 2006 MEDIN, a.s. acquires the company WALTER MEDICA and subsequently changes its name to MEDIN Orthopaedics, a.s.
Thus, the company MEDIN extends its product portfolio with orthopaedic implants.
2008 – Obtaining the ISO 14001 certificate
The company MEDIN becomes a holder of the ISO 14001 certificate.
The certificate was issued by the company DET NORSKE VERITAS CZ and confirms that the environmental management system of the organization complies with the standard requirements.
2010 – Establishing MEDIN RU
In 2010, the company MEDIN RU is established.
Thus, MEDIN, a.s., acquires a company based in Russia.
2009 – New logo
The company MEDIN presents itself with a newly created logo.
It replaced the original logo of the company, which had been used since 1992, i.e. since the date MEDIN, a.s., was established.
2012 – Establishing MEDIN Slovakia
The company MEDIN Slovakia set up in 2012 as a 100% subsidiary of MEDIN, a.s.
In January 2013 MEDIN Slovakia s.r.o. actively launches its sales activities.
2013 – Interconnecting the sales network with the company ProSpon
In 2013, the sales team of the company ProSpon is incorporated in the company MEDIN.
MEDIN, a.s., becomes an exclusive distributor of the orthopaedic products manufactured by the company ProSpon.
2018 – An acquisition of tantum AG
At the beginning of 2018 MEDIN, a.s. has completed an acqusition of all outstanding shares of tantum AG located in Neumünster, Germany.
Tantum AG has succesfully developed novel nails for trauma care.
2018 –Establishing MEDIN POLSKA
The company MEDIN POLSKA Sp. z o.o. set up in 2018 as a 100% subsidiary of MEDIN, a.s.
At the end of 2018 MEDIN POLSKA actively launches its sales activities.