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Here you will find all the latest information on the company, the market and other interesting topics.

  • September, 2017
  • The new XSEAT® movie
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New video about our wheelchair cushion XSEAT®


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  • August, 2017
  • EVAQ film now also in English and Spanish
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EVAQ® - The decubitus therapy system with evacuation function



The video is now available in English and Spanish!

The decubitus therapy system EVAQ® has an evacuation function. With this system you can evacuate a patient from one floor to another in less than 60 seconds during a fire.

← Watch the video on YouTube*





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  • August, 2017
  • Construction progress
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Construction progress



Final countdown!

We are pleased to present our new additional production line in Raesfeld.
We are going to start at 4th September 2017.

More pictures on facebook.*

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  • August, 2017
  • Our new apprentices
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Our new apprentices



Just in time for the start of the apprenticeship on 1st August 2017, three new trainees began their path in professional life.
They will be trained for the professions: Production Technologist, Industrial Management Assistant and Specialist for Warehouse Logistics.

We wish them much fun, success and enthusiasm for the coming years with us.

  • July, 2017
  • Construction progress
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Construction progress


The opening of the new plant in September is approaching.
Its exterior design can be recognised now. We are happy to share with you the current progress in the following pictures / Facebook-Link:


To the video*

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  • July, 2017
  • Funke Medical Product Finder App
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The FUNKE MEDICAL Product Finder App is now available in the stores


The Funke Medical Product Finder application helps you to find the suitable medical device for the prevention of pressure ulcers and decubitus therapy of your customers in just few steps.
The medically appropriate lying and positioning systems are calculated through the input of the individual parameters of the patient. Thanks to this application you save time and money. It gives you a direct overview of all the Funke Medical products that are suitable for your customer.

The Product Finder App is available in six different languages: English, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and French. You can download it from the App Store, Google play or Microsoft.
We invite you to watch the following explanatory video.

Have you already tried it?
This is how it works:

    1. Download the app
    2. Select the language you want via the flag icon
    3. Sign up
    4. Log in with your email address
    5. Start the product search
    6. Enter the parameters
    7. Done!


To the video
  • July, 2017
  • Product features
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Patient weight limit in the Homecare range increased


The permissible patient weight has increased for the following products:

Hyper Foam PLUS: The permissible patient weight is now 140 kg instead of 120 kg.

Hyper Foam 2: The permissible patient weight is now
150 kg instead of 120 kg.

  • July, 2017
  • MDR
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Medical Device Regulation



We already fulfil the new Medical Device Regulation MDR 2017/745 with all our products and processes.

  • July, 2017
  • New Cover
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New infection control approved cover for XSEAT®clinic and GELSEAT®clinic



It is our pleasure to present the new cover for the XSEAT®clinic and GELSEAT®clinic cushions.
The following alterations of the covers provide advantages which outperform the decisive hygienic safety standards.

  • Ultrasonically welded seams
  • Only one small zipper at the back side
  • Zipper cover
    • April, 2017
    • MittelPunkt
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    The Volksbank Dorsten eG reports about Funke Medical AG



    In the current edition of the magazine "Mittelpunkt" of the Volksbank Dorsten eG you will find an article about our company on the topic "Health on World Travel!"

    On this occasion, a video was also filmed with many interesting facts and background information about Funke Medical AG.

    To the magazine

    To the video
    • April, 2017
    • Vocational information exchange in Raesfeld
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    Funke Medical AG visits the vocational information exchange in Raesfeld



    A vocational information exchange took place in the Alexander school in Raesfeld on saturday March 25, 2017. We used this opportunity to inform young people about our company and perhaps also to motivate them for one of our apprenticeship positions in our company.

    Photo: (Patricia Funke (Executive Board), Saskia de Vroede (technical confectioner, apprentice), Andreas Funke (CEO), Leon Pick (Production technologist))
    • April, 2017
    • New cooperation partner
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    Rollt. goes Medical supply store
    The wheelchair basketball Magazine “Rollt.” is a new cooperation partner of Funke Medical AG



    Rollt. carries out the next step to increase the public perception of the magazine and of the sport wheelchair basketball. Thanks to our partner Funke Medical, the next Rollt.´s edition will be sent to hundreds of medical supply stores at the end of the week. A fantastic promotion for the sport, Rollt, and for the advertisers. “I am just grateful that the diffusion of the wheelchair basketball and the Rollt. will reach a completely new dimension thanks to the support of Funke Medical AG, said Martin Schenk, magazine maker, about the upcoming dispatch to the medical supply stores.

    • April, 2017
    • EXPOLIFE 2017 in Kassel
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    Visit us from 27 to 29 April 2017 in Kassel at the EXPOLIFE - Stand C04!



    From 27 to 29 April 2017 will EXPOLIFE, the International Trade Fair for specialist stores providing medical supplies, rehabilitation, orthopaedic technology and orthopaedic shoe technology be held on Kassel fairgrounds. The trade fair is one of the most important appointments for all employees in the health trade. The range of exhibition areas is unique among trade fairs and is part of the concept for success. Nowhere else, the market is ready as extensive as on the EXPOLIFE 2017. In 5 halls will the key members of the health dealers, from start-ups to renowned international companies present themselves.

    We would be very pleased to welcome you at our stand C04.



    • March, 2017
    • New decorative box for XSEAT®clinic
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    Sales promotion: Decorative box for XSEAT®clinic



    In order to help you to increase your sales as of now every XSEAT®clinic has a handy and attractive sales packaging like the ones for XSEAT® and GELSEAT®.



    • February, 2017
    • New cover design
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    New cover design of XSEAT®light and XSEAT®clinic for easy use



    From now on, all our XSEAT®light and XSEAT®clinic cushions have a printing on the cover. This printing is a supplement to the label and includes the key facts for a quick and easy usage of the cushions.



    • January, 2017
    • New product
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    New product: GELSEAT®clinic



    We would like to introduce our new product to you: GELSEAT®clinic.
    It is the already known Gelseat cushion, but with the cover of our XSEAT®clinic.



    • December, 2016
    • Groundbreaking Ceremony
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    Groundbreaking by Funke Medical AG in Raesfeld



    After the speedy issuance of the building permission the responsible persons met punctually for the groundbreaking of the further factory of Funke Medical AG from Raesfeld. The mayor Andreas Grotendorst had provided a fast approval with the council of the municipality at the circle Borken. The planning is completed so far and the start of the construction shall be in early January. The executive board of Funke Medical AG and the architect Stefan Ehling from Borken quickly agreed that the company Brüninghoff from Heiden shall be the general contractor to build the structure. The companies SaniCenter Brömmel and Elektro Welsing, both from Raesfeld, are engaged for the technical building equipment under the Brüningshoff´s direction. “It is important to us that particularly in the technical details, local enterprises are involved to also get fast help if necessary”, said Andreas Funke, CEO of Funke Medical AG. A 3 500 m2 large factory building and a 450 m2 administrative building will be built on the 10 000 m2 lot. Commissioning is planned for 01.08.2017. Patricia Funke, executive board marketing, also praised an open day for the commissioning, which will enable Raesfelder citizens to be informed about what is to be produced there. Helmut Wessel, executive board sale, once again mentioned the urgent and quick necessity to increase the capacity. Just last week contracts were signed with a Colombian and Spanish distributor and final negotiations are still conducted in Chile before Christmas. Funke Medical is therefore present on all continents now.


    (Photo: Andreas Funke, Patricia Funke, Helmut Wessels, Andreas Büttner, Andreas Grotendorst, Stefan Ehling)
    Photo: Patricia Funke
    • October, 2016
    • Engagement in the Refugee´s Help
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    Funke Medical is involved in the Refugee´s Help



    After the Funke Medical AG has already been involved quite several times in the refugee´s relief in the form of donations in kind, now the company has introduced the first refugee. Thanks to the mediation by Ms. Höbing from the Integration Service of the Community Raesfeld and Ms. Geisler-Ludwig from the Job Center, the technical director of Funke Medical AG, Christian Maruhn, was able to hire a 37-year-old refugee of Syria. Mr. Ahmet Alabout works now since 10.10.2016 in the production area. The comprehension is a bit difficult at the moment because his German knowledge is still very low, however, it is planned that he attends a German course in the near future.


    Photo: Renate Geisler-Ludwig (Jobcenter), Christian Maruhn (Technical Director), Ahmet Alabout (new employee), Nicole Höbing (Integration Service of the Community Raesfeld) Photo: Patricia Funke
    • September, 2016
    • New phone number
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    Attention: Our telephone number has changed



    Please use the following number in the future:

    +49 (0) 28 65 - 266 93 50!

    • August, 2016
    • Rehacare 2016
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    Funke Medical AG presents itself at the REHACARE 2016



    The international rehabilitation and care industry has its sights set on REHACARE Düsseldorf 2016, Germany.

    Visit us at REHACARE 2016:
    hall 6/stand C41


    Some 950 exhibit ors from 34 countries are meeting from 28 September to 1 October for their biggest trade fair event where they will present innovative products and services enabling people with disabilities, care needs and in old age to lead largely self-determined lives. ...


    ...the complete press release can be found here:

    PDF

    • July, 2016
    • Expansion
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    Funke Medical AG pleased to announce further expansion



    Due to the continued success across Germany and abroad the Funke Medical AG needs to expand further. In addition to the existing production sites, it is going to build a new plant covering several thousand square metres. The new factory will have an additional production capacity of 1,200 anti-decubitus mattresses per day. Accordingly, many new jobs will be created there.

    • July, 2016
    • Visitors from South Korea
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    South Korean delegation visits the
    Funke Medical AG



    A delegation of the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare and representatives of the MDS (Medical Service of the Head Organisation of the German Health Insurances) visited the Funke Medical AG. The South Korean delegation wanted to get information about the Funke Medical products and the reprocessing of medical devices according to the German regulations in order to install a similar system in South Korea. The delegation comprised the department chief of “medical devices” of the only national health insurance and her assistant managers for various disciplines, like purchase and hygiene. The delegation was accompanied by Mr Brucker and Mr Mentges, both representatives of the MDS. Helmut Wessels, head of sales of the Funke Medical AG, could name the group a South Korean reseller who has already been marketing Funke Medical products there.
    The company from Raesfeld exports their goods around the globe. Regular destinations for container shipments are many European countries as well as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and soon Colombia and Mexico. "As soon as the political situation with Russia will be defused, the negotiations with Russia, which began two years ago, will continue.” said Andreas Funke, CEO of the Funke Medical AG.

    • April, 2016
    • Download GENERAL CATALOGUE DECUBITUS THERAPY
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    Our new online GENERAL CATALOGUE DECUBITUS THERAPY is now available!


    What are the benefits of our new online catalogue?
    - always up-to-date
    - anytime, anywhere access to the latest updates
    - can be sent out as e-mail attachment
    - eco-friendly


    Download:

    PDF

    • February, 2016
    • International Wheelchair Basketball
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    German Wheelchair Basketball wins Osaka Cup
    Perfect start to the Paralympics 2016


    The German women’s national team is in the preparations for the Paralympics in Brazil / Rio de Janeiro in September 2016. For this purpose, they made a stopover in the Japanese city of Osaka and leave this city as the winner of the tournament.
    The most valuable player of the tournament was named Annika Zeyen.


    For more information keep an eye on:

    PDF

    • February, 2016
    • GELSEAT®
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    GELSEAT® - A Ground-breaking Innovation in Decubitus Therapy


    Funke Medical has just developed a novel gel wheelchair cushion, which will set standards.

    Like the Funke Medical XSEAT® cushion, it covers an enormous scope of patient-centred care:
    - Applicable up to stage 4 (EPUAP)
    - Weight capacity: 20 – 120 kg
    - 17 different sizes

    All the successful features of the predecessor XSEAT® are also used for the new cushion GELSEAT®:

    - Water-, virus- and bacteria-proof cover but still permeable to water vapour
    - Mesh³ fabric for an outstanding microclimate
    - Non-skid-bottom
    - Maintenance-free medical device
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    However, the proper revolutionary thing about GELSEAT® is its unique GELTOUCH®-TECHNOLOGY, which provides - in contrast to many other gel cushions – excellent pressure relief and a significantly better microclimate. Due to the COOLING-EFFECT of the GELTOUCH®-foam heavy perspiration will not be a big issue for the user any more.

    • August, 2015
    • equipped with XSEAT®
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    German Wheelchair Basketball National Team equipped with XSEAT®


    Friendly match Germany vs. Israel in Israel on July 17th, 2015 in order to prepare for the European Championships 2015 in Worcester (UK)

    Just in time for the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships 2015 (28th August - 6th September) in Worcester (UK), the German wheelchair basketball men’s team will be equipped with the wheelchair cushion XSEAT®. It will be a very exciting event for everyone, because only the top 5 teams will automatically qualify for the Paralympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. More than 400 male and female players from across Europe will fight for the highly coveted title and their place in Brazil. Funke Medical will keep its fingers crossed for all the athletes!

    For more information keep an eye on:
    www.drs-rollstuhlbasketball.de
    www.euro2015.uk

    • Juni, 2015
    • Rollstuhlbasketball
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    International Wheelchair Basketball match German vs. Israel


    • February 06, 2015
    • more dimensions
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    ADDITIONAL XSEAT®-DIMENSIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!




    • February 04, 2015
    • Start of construction work
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    FUNKE MEDICAL EXPANDS PRODUCTION CAPACITIES


    600 m² new production area

    Construction works for the new sewing department with additional fully automatic machinery have started in mid-January. Here are some impressions of the construction works.

    • January 30, 2015
    • EXPOLIFE
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    16 - 18 April 2015


    EXPOLIFE 2015

    The EXPOLIFE trade fair for homecare, rehabilitation, orthopaedic technology and orthopaedic foot care takes place in Kassel for the tenth time.

    • January 12, 2015
    • FOTOSHOOTING
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    FOTOSHOOTING WITH ANNABEL BREUER


    Wheelchair basketball national player Annabel Breuer

    Wheelchair basketball national player Annabel Breuer is the new prominent face for XSEAT®, a decubitus therapy seating system developed by Funke Medical.

    • January 03, 2015
    • PRESS RELEASE
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    MTD PRESS RELEASE


    The latest Funke Medical news can also be found in the current issue of the German publisher MTD-Verlag.

    press report: PDF

    • December 03, 2014
    • PRESS RELEASE
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    GERMAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PRESS RELEASE


    A few days ago the Funke Medical AG from Raesfeld in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) has become the latest official sponsoring partner of the German wheelchair basketball national teams. At the end of November Patricia Funke and Helmut Wessels of the Funke Medical AG and Andreas Joneck, representative for the German Wheelchair Sports Association (Wheelchair Basketball Division) signed a 3-year sponsorship agreement.

    press report: complete report

    • November 17, 2014
    • sponsoring partner
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    Funke Medical will become official sponsoring partner of the German wheelchair basketball national teams


    On November 17, 2014 Patricia Funke and Helmut Wessels of the Funke Medical AG and Andreas Joneck, representative for the German Wheelchair Sports Association (Wheelchair Basketball Division) signed a 3-year sponsorship agreement.

    press report: complete report
    teamgermany

    • October 28, 2014
    • XSEAT® Seat cushion
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    Our new product:
    XSeat® - Decubitus therapy seating system


    Available from November 17th, 2014!!!

    Features:
    • provides optimum pressure relief and minimum shear forces
    • for a high risk of developing pressure sores
    • up to stadium 4 (EPUAP)
    • available in different sizes
    • suitable for patients with a body weight from 20 kg to 120 kg


    • March 31, 2014
    • Otto Bock foam
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    Otto Bock Schaumstoffe


    For some years, the Funke Medical AG foams processed from Otto Bock Schaumstoffwerke GmbH, which is a subsidiary company of the Otto Bock Group. It has deliberately chosen for Otto Bock, as they can deal with quality requirements from the medical field and have appropriate knowledge.
    The management of the Otto Bock Group has the Funke Medical AG as the first company ottobock to use the trademark. - Foam inside allowed. Ensure that the high quality standards to be reflected.

    • November 28, 2013
    • EVAQ - Functional decubitus therapy
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    EVAQ®-FUNCTIONAL DECUBITUS THERAPY



    Published on 28.11.2013
    The EVAQ® Anti-decubitus system has an evacuation function. A patient can be evacuated in case of fire by only one person under 60 seconds over one floor down.


    • September 30, 2013
    • Functional decubitus therapy
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    EVAQ®-FUNCTIONAL DECUBITUS THERAPY


    All mattresses in this range are equipped with an evacuation function. This means that you can evacuate patients quickly and easily without needing to reposition them on rescue sheets or carry them on stretchers! Evacuation systems such as stretchers and rescue sheets often require 2 people to implement them. The EVAQ® anti-decubitus systems enable you to carry out evacuation gently using only one person, even via stairs!



    • Juli 20, 2013
    • Energie
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    Ecological Responsibility


    As of 01.08.2013 we will generate 190,000 kWh of electricity from solar energy using our 2 photovoltaic systems. This covers 65% of our own energy needs. This generation of electricity for our production means that approx. 95t less Co² will be emitted into the environment.


    • May 31, 2013
    • ZDF report
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    Outstanding municipality in NRW



    Published on 23.05.2013
    Raesfeld in Münsterland has been debt-free for the last 20 years. An anniversary that citizens of Raesfeld are proud of. Without their support, lots of facilities within the community would not exist.


    • March 15, 2013
    • POSIMED
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    POSIMED® positioning aids


    Market launch in April 2013!
    Positioning aids in various shapes and sizes for optimum positioning as a means of pressure sore prevention and treatment support.



    • November 23, 2012
    • Rehacare
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    Rehacare


    51,000 specialists, experts and interested visitors attended the trade fair and congress / 851 exhibitors from 32 countries presented solutions for self-determined living. And this year Funke Medical AG was represented for the very first time.