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Medical innovator with global ambitions


SCALEO Medical is a French medical technology firm offering medical weighing systems, respiratory equipment, patient transfer solutions and hygiene equipment, duly under quality norms, duly under Quality norms ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.

The company was originally established under the name of PRAXIS Healthcare in 1996. In 2001, PRAXIS Healthcare was restructured and started as a holding company with two subsidiaries: PRAXIS Medical Technologies and SCALEO Medical.

“PRAXIS Medical Technologies distributes our products on the French market, while SCALEO Medical develops and manufactures all medical devices and also sells to the export market,” explains Managing Director Michel Malgouyres.

SCALEO Medical produces innovative medical weighing equipment, including weighing chairs as well as special weighing systems for patient lifters and unique patient transfer solutions, such as mobile lifters, free standing lift systems, ceiling mounted hoists, manual transfer systems and shower trolleys.

The comprehensive choice of medical devices is rounded off by high-tech respiratory care solutions and special hygiene equipment.

The Group had consolidated revenues of nine million EUR in 2014, doubling its turnover in two years, and expects to grow by 50% again this year. “The main part of this growth will come from enhanced internationalization,” states Mr. Malgouyres. “Currently, we have an export share of just over 10% and sell to 30 countries from Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Our distributors are fairly new, and we expect our turnover to rise sharply due to the active promotion of our products abroad. This year, our main new target market is the USA, as the drop of the Euro gives us a competitive advantage against products sold in USD now.”

In addition to its own products, SCALEO Medical distributes third-party brands. In both segments, the company focuses on high-end solutions, offering above-average quality, functionality and durability.

Beneficiaries are mainly hospitals, intensive care units, rehabilitation centres and nursing homes. In France, the company has a close-knit network of sales people and medical representatives; abroad, the company works together with recognized medical products distributors.

“Our strength is that we are constantly looking for new customized solutions, applications and innovative products. This strategy leads us to deposit one or two patents every year,” Mr. Malgouyres describes the innovation strategy of SCALEO Medical.

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