19-1 News & Dates @ Zepf Medical Instruments
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06.07.2020
Welcome!

We wish to extend a warm welcome to the latest addition to our team!
It gives us great pleasure to introduce our new colleague, Mr Stefan Schmidt, who will be providing our technical department with his able support.
Our untiring efforts to provide the very best of quality have compelled us to expand our technical department.
The focus of his daily duties will be on the best possible implementation and optimisation of our new ELMA cleaning and passivation system in our flow of goods.
We are delighted to welcome a competent and motivated colleague of his calibre to our team of experts.

 
20.05.2020
We are closed...

Dear business partners,

our company is closed due to public holidays from 21/05/2020 to 22/05/2020.
We will be back on 25/05/2020.

Take care and stay healthy!

 
06.05.2020
ISO Certificate ISO 13485:2016 + ISO Certificate 93/42/EWG

Our recertification audit was conducted by our notified body in February 2020,
and two days later we received the happy news from our auditors that, without any deviation in conformance whatsoever, we shall retain our certification.

This is confirmation for our QM team that we are pursuing the right course. However, it is by no means an invitation for our colleagues to, so to speak, rest on their laurels. We have still to face the new MDR – postponed does not mean cancelled!

You can download the new certificates on our website with immediate effect under SERVICE - DOKUMENT SERVICE or, also, under COMPANY – CERTIFICATIONS .

 
30.04.2020
Conversion LARYNGEAL MIRRORS

Please note that the following items are changing 52-2700-06 /-30 und 52-2702-06 /-30 to 52-2701-06 /-30 bzw. 52-2703-06 /-30

There is following innovation:

Our previous mirrors are coated with silver, the new mirrors are coated with rhodium.

Laryngeal FS Rhodium mirrors are coated with Rhodium on the front surface. Rhodium is a precious metal as gold and as a precious metal it is chemical resistant, even against acids.

The features are:
Images of exact sharpness and contrast up to the smallest detail, without any distortion

Bright and brilliant reflection in natural colours
thanks to an optimal reflection spectrum.

Highest sight comfort
gentle to the eye and good for fatigue-proof working

Easy cleaning
due to the anti-stick effect of the special front surface coating

Unlimited resistance
against disinfection and sterilisation, even against acid containing refresh liquids.

The remaining stock of 52-2700-06 / -30 and 52-2702-06 / -30 still be sold.


 
15.04.2020
Our bridge to the future

Our bridge and the remaining facade will be completed today.
The bridge joins the old building to the new premises, ensuring that a well-timed flow of goods is maintained. This flow of goods will be positively transformed as soon as our new ELMA cleaning and passivation system is set up and ready for operation. Directly following laser marking, the instruments will be cleaned and passivated in the automated “washing station”. These means that we meet the imminent requirements of the MDR and can look to the future with confidence.

 
08.04.2020
We are closed due to easter holiday.

Dear business partners,

our company is closed due to public holidays from 09/04/2020 to 13/04/2020.
We will be back on 14/04/2020.

Take care and stay healthy!


 
01.04.2020
Things are really happening! The big move at ZEPF draws closer every day.

Our first workstation, a laser, moved into the new premises today.

This marks a major milestone for us and our new facility and, step by step, we’ll now be transferring our work areas to the new building.
All our lasers, packing stations and offices will be moved completely to the new premises.
And, apart from this, we’re all really looking forward to the new custom-designed cleaning and passivation system.

Keep in touch – take a look around our social media channels.






 
20.03.2020
Corona COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear Customers, Suppliers and Business Partners,

As you are all aware, our society all over the world is presently in the grip of COVID-19, the coronavirus.

The health of our employees, colleagues, customers, business partners and suppliers is our highest priority, which is why our personal have been undergoing in-house training in observance of the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

Our delivery readiness is still at 100%, and we currently do not anticipate experiencing any supply bottlenecks, as our warehouse is very well stocked and the supply chain is still functioning.

However, it is possible that delays in delivery may occur in the future, as we have no control over external factors.

That said, we wish you, your colleagues and your families the very best in these very turbulent times.

 
14.01.2020
Zepf Medical Instruments builds for the future

During the past year you were able to follow the phases of our new building on our social media channels. Now it is time to present the new building on our homepage.

The constantly growing market in the medical technology industry and the increasing demands of medical products not only pose new challenges for us as manufacturers, but also the work and storage space is limited.
Our new two-story building has a floor area around 844m2 and therefore offers an increase in storage space. In addition, our company has the opportunity to develop further and to continue to expand.

However, an enlarged storage area does not solve the problem of the increasing demands on our instruments. These must be brought onto the market free of manufacturing residues. We are supported by a fully automatic cleaning and passivation system from ELMA in Singen. This system will find space in our new premises and relieves the optimization of the flow of goods.

Large areas also offer the possibility of spatially separating processes - including the incoming goods inspection. As a result, these processes can run smoothly and clearly.

In addition to our previous business premises, there was an old farmhouse until September 2018. This was adopted by the staff and friends of the house at a demolition party. On October 1st, 2018, our construction basically began with the demolition of the farmhouse. The final start of construction was the following spring - in April 2019. The foundation stone was laid in May 2019.
Since then, we have been able to monitor the progress of the new building from our business premises on a daily basis and are happy to continue to provide you with small-scale information on social media.




 
14.01.2020
Certificate of Registration FDA

 
13.12.2019

 
05.12.2019
MEDICA in Düsseldorf from 18. to 21. November 2019

The most important event of the year, not only for us but for many other medical technology companies, is still the MEDICA. Due to the high number of visitors and the wide range of different exhibitors, MEDICA is the leading trade fair for the medical technology industry. Around 5500 exhibitors and 120000 trade visitors from over 170 nations set a new record participation this year.
The steady increase demands medical products, which are constantly confronting manufacturers with new challenges. Therefore it is important to adapt flexibly and find suitable answers. At the center of discussions is the MDR (Medical Device Regulation), which will greatly change the medical technology market. The MDR includes clinical studies that must be performed as part of the development of medical device products and adequately documented so that reusable products are approved on the market. This certification is a huge organizational and financial burden for companies. In addition, trained specialists are currently rare. The resulting bottlenecks could mean the end of many small and medium-sized companies.
Zepf Medical Instruments dealt with this topic at an early stage and is expected to meet all criteria of the new regulation in 2020. A UDI-compliant laser marking of our instruments has been part of the standard of our products for some time. Some employees are working exclusively for documentation and quality management to comply with MDR. A new building with around 850m2 includes a fully automatic cleaning and passivation system, which is the basis for the further development of our company.
It was important for us to meet our business partners on a personal level at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, to talk and exchange views and to inform you about news, changes and the current state of the MDR.
We thank all our business partners for the visit and for many constructive discussions at our exhibition booth. We are already looking forward to the MEDICA in 2020.

 
12.02.2019
CE mark for containers

Please note, that the cases 88-2100-01 – 88-2100-90 and 88-2101-01 – 88-2101-90 from now on no longer medical devices and do not carry anymore the CE mark.

 
29.05.2018
New laser for Zepf Medical Instruments

Zepf Medical Instruments has a new micro color laser which is the 5th laser in the company.
The high amount of professional and modern laser allows Zepf Medical Instruments to even faster turnaround times and an enormous flexibility.
This time the company decided to buy a laser suitable to put on a table due to space saving. This micro color laser has identical features like the ones which are already in the company however it is from the latest generation.
It has mature software with existing interface for UDI and BDE as well as the direct connection to the company´s ERP system.
Zepf Medical Instruments buys all lasers regionally from WHB Markiersysteme GmbH in Tuttlingen. This company´s advantage in comparison to a lot of other laser manufacturers is that the engraving could be done faster and deeper.

For further information regarding our company please visit our Social Media Channels.
We would be happy to meet you there!

Your ZMI Team



 
07.05.2018
ZMI integrates CAQ system into their ERP system

Zepf Medical Instruments integrates their CAQ system into the company´s internal ERP system. This process results in lots of advantages for example a direct access through the ERP system to all goods receipts as well as business orders. Within the measurement data acquisition technical drawings, illustrations and catalogue pages are becoming available.The testing quantity will be calculated automatically via the goods receipt slip and the AQL value. In addition, the test intervals are also calculated automatically through the production lots and the AQL value. Another advantage is that the test assignments which are generated through incoming goods or business orders are naturally created by the system. Therefore, no additional effort is needed at this point. It is positive to note that an access to all master data is now possible. For this reason, all quality system data is also easy accessible. The integration of the CAQ system avoids any interface problems as well as any interface costs.

In conclusion one can say that the whole system is really easy to use and therefore the integration of the CAQ systems results in lots of advantages.

If you would like to get more information about our company please just visit our Social Media platforms. We would be happy to meet you there.

Your ZMI-Team!






 
27.04.2018
Advantages of laser marking

The laser marking does have lots of advantages over methods like printing or etching as it is an environmental friendly process without colors, acids or solvents. The labelling spares the material as the whole process performs contactless and therefore no forces are affecting the workpiece. No problems with places that are difficult to access by arbitrary geometry of the marking. Through high marking speed precision, quality and reproducibility will be achieved. With variable markings the laser offers flexibility and long corrosion resistance.

Within the medical technology the durability of a marking is quite challenging. Through aggressive processes like a highly alkaline cleaning (pH>10) followed by a sterilization at a temperature of 132°C, the danger of the transmission of agents in daily clinical practice will be averted. Consequences might be the fading and spalling of the marking.
However, each surgical instrument and implant have to meet certain quality requirements. Therefore, defects in marking can destroy important information and due to that results in wastage. Due to quality standards being based on DIN ISO 9001-2015 the manufacturer has to guarantee the traceability. Nowadays, the industry mainly guarantees this through laser marking.

For the above reasons 4 fiber lasers of the latest generation are used in our company.

If you would like to get more information about our company please just visit our Social Media platforms. We would be happy to meet you there.

Your ZMI-Team!





 
18.04.2018
CMEF 2018 in Shanghai

Zepf Medical Instruments visited the China International Exhibition Fair in Shanghai which is the biggest Medical devices fair in the asia-pacific area.

Our Quality Engineer Robin Fox was present at the fair using his expertise to convince potential customers.
In comparison to Arab Health or Medica the CMEF focuses on the Asian market.
We had lots of successful meetings andere conversations which showed the potential of the fair.

In conclusion we can say that CMEF was very successsful and that we are willing to strengthen our business in the asia - pacific region further.
In future we will be present at CMEF through our sales representatives.

If you would like to get more information about our company please just visit our Social Media platforms. We would be happy to meet you there.

Your ZMI-Team!




 
06.04.2018
New innovative plastic for our instrument handles

The Zepf Medical Instruments GmbH is planning to change all ferro cell handles of their surgical instruments to PTFE (Polytetrafluorenthylen) handles.

For decades ferro cell is the standard material for surgical instrument handles like raspatories, screwdrivers or chisels. This material consists of plastic with a wood grain.
Due to the processing with high alkaline cleaners the bonding resin in the handle gets dry and brittle resulting in cracks and brittle fractures. In the end this results in bacterial transmissions and in a high risk for the user.
For this reason, the plastic PTFE (Polytetrafluorenthylen) with its high chemical resistance is a very good alternative for instrument handles in the long run.
We would like to benefit from this material property. Therefore, we are planning to change our instrument´s handles to PTFE, also known as Teflon®, in future. We always develop our products further as we care about the security and well-being of our customers and their patients. Due to that we are able to guarantee the highest quality and a risk-free usage.

For more information regarding our company please visit our Social Media channels.




 
29.03.2018
Support for our QM-Team since April 2018

Since April 2018 our new Quality Management Assistant is supporting our QM-Team. She is responsible for creating and updating forms and documents. Moreover, she will coordinate the QM - schedule planning as well as organizing the training administration.
She has long-term business experience resulting in solid knowledge in quality management.

Our QM-Team is now buildup of 5 people who are ready to take all upcoming challenges in quality management.

We warmly welcome our new employee and wish her a successful and exciting start at Zepf Medical Instruments!


 
21.03.2018
Customer Satisfaction Analysis at Zepf Medical Instruments

Zepf Medical Instruments is always interested in continuously improving the satisfaction of their customers and business partners. We would like to respond to our clients‘ individual needs and requirements.
Therefore, a customer satisfaction survey has been created which you can find on our companies website landing page.
In addition, we will inform our customers through delivery notes, invoices and Email signatures about the survey to encourage them to participate.
If this also attracts your interest please feel free to participate in our customer satisfaction survey. Your valued feedback will be highly appreciated!
You can find the survey via the following link:

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY ZEPF MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS GMBH

For more information regarding our company please visit our Social Media channels.

Many greetings from ZMI-Team!




 
20.02.2018
An innovation for our clients

Zepf Medical Instruments optimized and simplified the company´s website for their clients.

Our clients now have the opportunity to download product-related manuals from our website. We offer the download of single selections or individual ones related to the invoice number or delivery note. They will be provided via email.

The manuals are available in the following languages:

- German
- English
- French
- Italian
- Spanish
- Dutch

With this innovation we would like to respond to our customers individual needs in order to offer them a fast access to our documents.
We always focus on customers ‘needs and customer satisfaction. Therefore, we always intend to improve and simplify the whole process for our customers.

If you have any questions or difficulties related to the downloads please do not hesitate to contact us by email info@zepf-medical-instruments.de.


 
09.02.2018
Arab Health in Dubai 2018

Zepf Medical Instruments visited Arab Health Exhibition and Congress which is the largest medical exhibition and conference in the Middle East.

Our employees Robin Fox and Dominik Brückler-Zepf have been to Arab Health in Dubai from 30th January until 1st of February.
They visited our clients and customers in order to talk about backorders, the product quality and future projects.
In comparison to Medica there seem to be more but smaller booths at Arab Health. Further, there are more exhibitors and visitors from countries in the Middle East.

In conclusion we can tell, that we recognized the potential and the related opportunities of this exhibition. However, we are likely to be still just present as visitors at Arab Health in the near future. This gives us the chance to visit our customers and clients, to arrange meetings and to socialise.

In order to get to know more about our exhibitions and other activities please just have a look on our social media pages.

We would be happy to meet you there!


 
15.01.2018
Zepf Medical Instruments goes Social Media

Zepf Medical Instruments is now experienced in the world of Social Media and therefore represented on channels like Facebook, LinkedIn & Co.

More and more German companies successfully use Social Media in terms of Marketing or for the internal and external communication. Through Social Media companies are able to increase brand awareness, number of leads and finally their sales volume. In addition, the communication between colleagues, business partners and potential customers can be intensified.

We would like to benefit from the positive aspects of Social-Media-Channels raising our reputation and presence in the World Wide Web.
Therefore, the whole team at Zepf Medical Instruments is looking forward to your visits on our different platforms. We would be very happy if you like and follow our profiles and pages.

See you there soon!



 
13.12.2017
Christmas 2017

Dear website visitors, customers and suppliers,

Frohe Weihnachtenwe thank you for your confidence in us this year. The team of Zepf medical instruments is looking forward to a successful partnership in 2018.

We wish you and your families a joyous and merry Christmas and a happy new year. Please note that we will be closed during 22.12.2017 to 7.1.2018 for our annual leave period. We will be back from 8.1.2018, to personnally tend to your needs.

For emergencies, kindly contact us via e-mail or fax. Our emergency service will promptly process your requests during the holidays.



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ZEPF MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS GMBH will be exhibiting again this year at Medica 2016 in Düsseldorf.

Please visit us in Hall 13 on Stand B56.

With over 130,000 visitors, Medica is the world's leading trade fair for the medical industry. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain a personal impression of what we have to offer. You are also more than welcome to arrange an appointment with us.

We're looking forward to your visit.

For further information on Medica, please visit http://www.medica.de

 
04.10.2011 12:40:00
Further update on the Zepf internet presence

Because of customer feedback, further changes have been made to Zepf Medical Instruments' internet page.

Currently, the "medical subject area" is being expanded on. Previously, only the corresponding catalogue pages for a certain field were available, but as of now, all articles displayed on this catalogue page will be clearly listed next to the page image. A mouse click on an article number displays the individual article with all available information.

Right now, the images for the individual articles are being worked on intensively. This will also become available over the next few weeks, so that customers can be supplied with even better information.

Customers, who have not saved ZEPF's internet address in the favourites list, can do this really easily with Google search. Entering a Zepf article number always leads to the correct article or subject area page.

With new technology and absolute quality, ZEPF MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS has committed itself to becoming one of the leading providers in the medical technology field. Many of the technologies presently used, for example, the mobile search for reference numbers, or the use of QR codes, are absolutely new to the sector.

And this area is being further developed: hardly any providers in the sector make company or article information available for mobile devices. ZEPF's mobile website is already in planning and will be available for customers this year.

 
12.09.2011 14:00:00
Zepf Medical Instruments provide mobile search queries.

The development of the Seitingen company, ZEPF MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS GMBH is continuing. On the 20th June 2011, the surgical instrument supplier's new internet page was posted. The highlight and unique selling point of ZEPF is a data bank system with a unique search function. With its help, customers can access an almost complete list of article numbers from the respective external manufacturers, which are then referenced to the corresponding Zepf numbers. A total of more than 15,000 products are visualized and can be called up effortlessly.

"We were surprised at how well the new offer went down with our customers," says Jochen Zepf, Managing Director. Reason enough to now complete the presence with new functions.

The product search and reference number request is now also possible for smart phones. The page has been especially structured for mobile systems, and provides the same range of functions as the company's home page.

A corresponding QR barcode on the product search page gives the customers the added possibility of calling up the mobile page quickly and simply. Alternatively, the reference search can be reached at http://ref.zepf-medical-instruments.de.

The latest data will of course also be displayed on the mobile access server. In five-minute cycles, it will be continuously updated with new articles and modifications – closer to real-time than hardly any other company in the industry.

The new offer has just come on-line, but Jochen Zepf is already one more step ahead: "In the coming weeks we will be expanding even more parts of our homepage." Already planned are the expansion of the medical field and a mobile version of the entire internet presence.



 

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