On July the 1st, Stöpler, a supplier and knowledge partner in the field of specialist medical equipment, instruments and consumables primarily for hospitals, became part of OneMed. By joining forces, the organisations are strengthening their positions in the field of medical supplies for healthcare institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
“With Stöpler's strong brands, entrepreneurship and innovative strength, we welcome a major player in the industry to our organisation,” explains a proud Pieter-Jan Jongeling, Managing Director at OneMed Netherlands.
By becoming a part of OneMed, Stöpler is taking an important step in its 116-year history. The move will allow Stöpler to build on the positions of the global manufacturers of the leading brands it distributes, such as Karl Storz, Ansell and Trumpf, thereby creating a top-class product portfolio and providing first-class service to customers.
Stöpler delivers total solutions for hospitals and other healthcare institutions with a wide range of products and related services for almost all medical specialities, including anaesthesia, urology, surgery, ENT, endoscopy and orthopaedics. The name is being retained as its own label under the OneMed umbrella. Healthcare institutions can still order the same quality products and receive the same professional services, but can now also benefit from a larger and wider range of products from OneMed's global network of suppliers. The takeover has no consequences for Stöpler's staff, other than that they can further develop within OneMed. The current locations will also be maintained. OneMed Netherlands operates with more than 400 employees under various labels from Eindhoven, Oss and Groningen. Stöpler has 100 employees with locations in Utrecht, Brussels and Luxembourg.
“Market leader Stöpler is a passionate organisation with a long history and great expertise,” says Mark van de Camp, founder of QRS and director of Business Development at OneMed Netherlands. “The acquisition is fully in line with our growth ambitions in the Benelux, and cooperating with Stöpler will make us stronger. We combine the customer orientation that characterises these organisations, and the personal attention and professionalism that comes with them, with the advantages of our international network. This is a major milestone for us, as together we can provide even better and more affordable care for all.”
OneMed is a leading provider of medical supplies and solutions in Europe. We are active in 11 markets, employ 1 000 employees and our annual net sales amounts to more than EUR 700 million. OneMed partners with our customers to enable better lives for patients – making everyday life easier for medical personnel and reducing healthcare costs. We strive to reduce environmental impact and cooperate with our suppliers to improve working conditions throughout the supply chain.
For more information,
Eva van Ommen, E.v.Ommen@onemed.com