Behind every business is a story worth knowing and here is ours.
Medis was founded in 1989 by Mr. Tone Strnad, pharmacist, previously Chief Marketing Officer in a large pharmaceutical multinational corporation, and was one of Yugoslavia’s first private pharmaceutical companies.
Faced with limitations in implementing innovative ideas in the corporate environment, and equipped with profound knowledge about pharmaceutical marketing and the passionate desire to run a company in his own way, Strnad decided to terminate his contract after an important meeting abroad.
With the support and help of his wife, Znana Strnad, an experienced human resources manager, he began to build a business based on their values. Values such as knowledge and creativity, integrity and flexibility, and intelligent and hard teamwork still characterize Medis’ work today.
What started as an herbal store quickly became one of Slovenia’s fastest-growing companies, and after 1995 Medis began to expand into other markets. Investing in knowledge and top employees, and fostering a culture of innovation and teamwork, coupled with impeccable customer service, has helped Medis stand out and achieve its goals year after year.
More than 30 years later, Medis has extensive knowledge, top experts, and around 350 employees in 15 countries, providing access to cutting-edge medicines in countries whose markets are too small and therefore too expensive for large pharmaceutical companies. And this is where our story really begins.
We are glad you stopped by. From here on out we will be writing the chapters together!
Thirty-one years of investment and collaboration with the world's leading manufacturers of innovative medicines has enabled Medis to have the capacity, capability and advanced technology for excellence in marketing, management and optimization of the entire business. Tone Strnad, M.S. in Pharmacy President of Supervisory Board, Founder
Medis is founded
Collaboration starts with our long-term partner - B.Braun (ongoing)
New offices open on Brnčičeva Street, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Medis rebrands and adopts a new visual corporate identity
First website goes live
Milestone: 100 employees
ISO 9001:2000 granted
Additional offices and warehouse open on Brnčičeva Street, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Milestone: 200 employees
International Medis Awards open for the first time
€100 million in sales
Milestone: 300 employees
Modern warehouse opens
Four strategic business units are established