A family company to this day

medi's milestones

medi's roots

medi's roots date back to the end of the 19th century, when the company was founded in the town of Pausa, in Vogtland in the state of Saxony. After the Second World War, the company moved out of the Soviet Occupied Zone.

Today, medi is one of the leading manufacturers of medical compression hosiery, and also produces bandages, braces and medical hosiery for the prevention of thrombosis, compression garments after plastic-aesthetic surgery and modern leg prostheses.

2013 medi is new sponsor of the Bayreuth basketball team. BBC Bayreuth becomes medi bayreuth.

2012 medi Footcare with its interactive igli carbon insoles is founded.

2012 medi announces the purchase of CircAid - this development allows us to further develop the comprehensive range of CircAid and Juxta garments and will help to ensure that we are well placed to have quality garments available for all phases of treatment of lymphoedema and venous disease.

2011 Launch of Sensoo - the soft and elastic made-to-measure flat knit fabric for lower limb conditions.

2011 ITEM m6, the fashion brand of medi, captures the market. Healthy people, that continuously stand or sit, feel more energy in their legs all day by wearing products of the medi fashion brand.

2009 Foundation of the new division Lifestyle, which includes the sports brand CEP as well as fashion products. These belong to the brand ITEM m6 since 2011.

2007 CEP, the sports brand from medi, is founded. Sportspersons improve their performance and have a shorter recovery phase.

2007 First mediven products listed on the Drug Tariff.

2007 M.4s launched, the most technologically advanced ligament knee brace to date.

2004 The patented RELAX medi Liner is the first silicone liner worldwide, it prevents phantom pain with no side-effects.

2004 Introduction of fashion shades for medical compression hose.

2000 The medi travel is the first clinically tested travel stocking on the market.

1998 The Spinomed is the first back brace scientifically proven to be effective against osteoporosis.

1994 The Prosthetics business division is founded.

1991 The company name is changed to "medi" and the umbrella brand name established.

1986 The Orthopaedics business division is founded.

1982 The medical anti-embolism stocking mediven thrombexin is introduced in clinics.

1982 medi USA founded.

1975 medi 75 is the first transparent compression stocking. It has now been developed further into today's mediven elegance.

1972 The Hospital business division is founded. Struva anti-embolism stockings are added to the range

1964 The birth of the medi stocking – the first seamless, highly elastic compression stocking with uncovered weft thread.

1951 Wolfgang Weihermüller and Günther Voigtmann found WeCo in Bayreuth.

around 1920 Albert Weihermüller and Berthold Voigtmann found Weihermüller & Voigtmann in Pausa/Vogtland.