At Sysmex Europe, we are celebrating 40 years of business in EMEA. Over this period, the company has seen tremendous growth with regard to product offerings, affiliate locations, distributors, and the overall number of employees.
In 1980, Sysmex Corporation decided to expand activities to Europe. The European subsidiary, at the time called ‘Toa Medical Electronics (Deutschland) GmbH’, started in Germany. Today, we are Sysmex Europe GmbH and we are the headquarters for the entire EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.
Across EMEA, we do business in 110 countries via nearly 30 affiliates across the regions. With over 100 distributors as well, we are never too far from our customers. There are over 2,000 employees working together to ensure top products and services.
Another notable milestone during our 40 years has been the establishment of two reagent factories. The first was founded in Neumünster, Germany in 1993 and has seen tremendous changes over the years. The buildings had to be expanded at least twice to accommodate the need for increased production and storage. Today, the factory stands on an impressive campus where high-quality materials are produced to ensure Sysmex products run smoothly and efficiently. The second reagent factory – opened in 2019 in Moscow, Russia – will likely follow a similar trajectory as the global demand for diagnostic tests continues to rise.
Above all else, it is the people who have gotten us where we are today and who drive us forward. CEO Alain Baverel says, “Our confidence in each other, our trust in each other and our engagement in the company are those factors which have brought us to where we are now. Sysmex’s employees are one of the greatest strengths of the company and certainly its backbone.”