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, 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 17 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

1989

Medis is founded

1992

Collaboration starts with our long-term partner - B.Braun (ongoing)

1995

location Medis Adria established in Croatia

1998

New offices open on Brnčičeva Street, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1999

Medis rebrands and adopts a new visual corporate identity

2000

First website goes live

2001

location Subsidiary established in Serbia and Montenegro

2002

Milestone: 100 employees

2002

location Subsidiary established in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2003

ISO 9001:2000 granted

2005

location Subsidiary established in North Macedonia

2006

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

2006

location Subsidiary established in Hungary

2011

location Subsidiary established in Austria

2012

Milestone: 200 employees

2014

International Medis Awards open for the first time

2017

€100 million in sales

2018

Milestone: 300 employees

2019

Modern warehouse opens

2019

location Subsidiary established in Slovakia

2020

location Subsidiary established in Lithuania

2021

Four strategic business units are established

2021

location Subsidiary established in Czech Republic

We are always looking for innovative new products to improve the health of patients in our regions.
Our business development team is happy to help you at any stage of your inquiry.


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Medis, d.o.o. Brnčičeva 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia