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, one of Yugoslavia’s first private pharmaceutical companies.
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 more than 350 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)
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