From one man's good idea
to becoming the commercialization partner of choice for innovative pharmaceutical companies in CSEE.

Our Story

Behind every business is a story worth knowing. This is ours.

Medis was founded in 1989 by Mr Tone Strnad, a pharmacist who had previously worked as a Chief Marketing Officer in a large pharmaceutical multinational corporation.

Faced with limitations in implementing innovative ideas in the corporate environment, equipped with profound knowledge about pharmaceutical marketing, and a 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 building a business based on their values. Values such as knowledge and creativity, integrity and flexibility, as well as intelligent and dedicated teamwork still characterize Medis’ work today.

What started as an herbal store quickly became one of Slovenia’s fastest-growing companies. In the years after 1995, Medis began to expand into other markets. Investing in knowledge and top employees, 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 now has extensive knowledge, top experts, and around 400 employees in 18 countries. Together, we are providing the complete spectrum of integrated services for global biotech and pharmaceutical companies looking to enter or expand their presence in Central Eastern Europe but, due to complexity, economic power, and differences in mentality and culture, somehow find it prohibitive to do business directly.  And this is where our story really begins. 

We are glad you stopped by. From now on, we will be writing the future 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)


location Medis Adria established in Croatia


New offices open on Brnčičeva Street, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Medis rebrands and adopts a new visual corporate identity


First website goes live


location Subsidiary established in Serbia and Montenegro


Milestone: 100 employees


location Subsidiary established in Bosnia and Herzegovina


ISO 9001:2000 granted


location Subsidiary established in North Macedonia


Additional offices and warehouse open on Brnčičeva Street, Ljubljana, Slovenia


location Subsidiary established in Hungary


location Subsidiary established in Austria


Milestone: 200 employees


International Medis Awards open for the first time


€100 million in sales


Milestone: 300 employees


Modern warehouse opens


location Subsidiary established in Slovakia


location Subsidiary established in Lithuania


Four strategic business units are established


location Subsidiary established in Czech Republic


location Subsidiary established in Poland


Milestone: 400 employees


location Subsidiary established in Romania

Partner with us for a streamlined and successful commercialization journey. 

Get in touch with our business development team for partnering opportunities.

Contact us.

Medis, d.o.o. Brnčičeva 1,
1231 Ljubljana-Črnuče, Slovenia