On November 15 + 16 GREINER distributors experienced illuminating automotive history and MEDBEST product innovations from the outer space exclusively prior to MEDICA 2019.
Every year in autumn, MEDICA in Düsseldorf attracts the entire health business community to Germany. And for some years, GREINER has taken this trade fair as an opportunity to invite the representatives of leading distributors to the customer center in Pleidelsheim in advance to exchange ideas and to share valuable experiences together. At the same time, this meeting consistently focuses on outstanding experiences as well as news and innovations, particularly before the fair. And the resonance is gaining momentum year after year. More than 30 participants from 18 countries took up GREINER's invitation to "MEDBEST, MERCEDES & MEDICA" in 2019. The event highlight, the visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum with a personal tour, met with a great response from the international audience.
Ahead of the supporting program, of course, the product innovations from the GREINER medbest portfolio formed the core of the two-day event. With a focus on patient comfort as well as new solutions for health and care. Lively demonstration of implementation and utility was the focus instead of a list of dry features.
The highlight of the presentations was the worldwide premiere of the GREINER Smart Media Table, the unique combination of mobility and digital content for patients. This solution, which was developed in an international collaborative project, is currently in the process of patent enrolment. The "SMT" can be connected to the patients' smartphones, bringing the clinic's online and offline offers straight to the chair or bed, and thus taking patient comfort to a new level. It integrates a high-end brand touch screen into the flexible, stable and secure GREINER SMT Cart. It can be positioned easily and moves up alongside the chair in emergencies operation. Handling and care are hygienically perfect. The market launch for Germany and abroad with an international kick-off is planned for the first quarter of 2020.
This chair meets the requirements which the rapidly growing number of outpatient operations places on patient positioning and mobilisation. As 2019 unfolds, the MULTILINE NEXT AC has now clearly gained in stability in the flat position which meets the required precision of surgical work. In addition to the original areas of application for surgical preparation and aftercare, it finds its way directly into the OR. Complementary applications also support this application: a new foot switch for hands-free work, stainless steel standard bars and a holder for the oxygen cylinder.
The GREINER side tables, matching the MULTILINE NEXT IT and DC chairs, have become even more attractive with new accessories: so now a new box with or without a lid is available which can quickly and safely take the personal belongings of patients.
The Carryline and Taxelo mobilisation and transport chairs have been further streamlined to enhance patient safety and comfort, as well as ergonomic and time-saving benefits for the nursing team. Both can now be equipped with a holder for oxygen cylinders. In addition, Carryline Cross and Mobil are now available with central locking and directional wheels for easier and better manoeuvrability. With the Taxelo, the design of the urine bag holder has been redesigned so that bags of any size can be easily attached and transported.
Sitting like a pro - working like a pro. An ergonomic and intuitive seating position is essential for the focused treatment of your patients. The soft and comfortable padded seat, gentle and variable height adjustment as well as the mobility and stability of the rollers support day-by-day clinical use. Characteristic of GREINER work stools is the versatile selection of seat heights and upholstery, the height adjustment and the lower part with polished base and safety castors. Stools and chairs "Made in Germany" of first-class quality which retain a long working life are produced in the in-house foaming and sewing department. With the new generation of stools with a hygienic full foam seat and the newly designed one-hand ring release, the GREINER work stools are entering a new year full of sales opportunities.
With the presentation of experts and specialists, the International Sales Meeting 2019 noticeably rose in quality. High degree of practical applicability on the one hand, and the presentation of specific advantages of the application range on the other conveyed the product advantages of GREINER chairs in an impressive manner. Externally, PD Dr. Mario Wirth, plastic surgeon from Ludwigsburg and surgical specialist Hans Forstner from Stuttgart, added lively lectures and live demos to the ambitious program. Dr. Wirth impressively presented the application of the Medseat in cosmetic and plastic surgery, while Mr. Forstner presented the application of the MULTILINE NEXT AC in the operating room.
Application-oriented presentations of the product range, individual innovations and specific applications by the team of GREINER specialists provided the international retailers with many new insights and sales approaches. Here, too, the lively demonstration of benefits and usability came before the listing of individual features.
In the run-up to MEDICA 2019, this event in Pleidelsheim and Stuttgart proved to be a thrilling start to the trade fair for all concerned and an exciting outlook for the year 2020.
A big thank you to all participants from all over the world and to the entire GREINER team, who have been very committed to representing GREINER as a globally-recognised brand in the health business. More information on the new products will be available shortly on the GREINER website. Or you can contact the international GREINER sales team directly.