1967

Company Foundation by Mr. Vikentios Vitalis as a small industry of medical gauze production. Foundation of the company by Mr Vikentios Vitalis and commencement of its commercial activity as a gauze manufacturing craft enterprise, in Neo Iraklio, Attica.

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1980

Conversion to a vertically integrated medical gauze industry in new proprietary facilities, by Mr. Nikolaos Karabinis.

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1995

Management Assumption by Mr. Apostolos Karabinis (President & CEO).

1998

Production transfer from Greece to Asia, know-how assignment and joint ventures with Chinese producers. The company is certified with ISO and CE.

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1999

Creation of Business Units & separate Profit Centers.

2000

Starting exclusive representation collaborations with international companies: Microlife, Bionime, ESI, YPSOMED, Nipro, Attends. Expansion into new product categories.

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KARABINIS MEDICAL concludes a strategic co-operation agreement with the Swiss company Microlife for the exclusive distribution of its products on the Greek market. Microlife ranks among the world leaders in the development and manufacturing of medical diagnostic equipment, applying high technology and quality standards.microlife

2002

KARABINIS MEDICAL launching the “Microlife Center” programme in order to promote Microlife products through pharmacies. A milestone in the commercial development of Microlife in the Greek market.

2003

Start of the exclusive distribution on the Greek market of the products of the Italian company ESI S.p.A., which engages in the production of herbal therapy products and natural dietary supplements.

2004

KARABINIS MEDICAL is awarded by Microlife with the Marketing Innovative Award 2003-2004, for the efficient promotion and marketing of its products on the Greek market.

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2006

Establishment of a Research and Development Department.

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2007

KARABINIS MEDICAL is awarded by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople with the Social Contribution and Responsibility Award 2007 for its significant initiative for social contribution to vulnerable social groups.

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2009

Exclusive co-operations are started with NIPRO and BIONIME, who hold leading positions in their respective health sectors worldwide.

Also, growth of the company in Greece continues and the company is awarded by Microlife as distributor of the year with the Branded Market Share Award 2009.

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2010

KARABINIS MEDICAL launches the natural products range “Science of Nature” on the Greek market, with great success.son

2011

Starting export activities.

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2012

Launching of H&D Corner service. Patent for the world’s first “Digital Thermometer with Antimicrobial Copper Application”, Alfacheck AT400.

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2014

Launching of «Get Well Natural Corner» service.

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2015

KARABINIS MEDICAL moving forward through small or significant changes that are synchronized with the vision of the company: investment in innovation, faith in people, developing products and health services that enrich the life quality.

To change is to evolve. A change of its corporate identity in order to satisfy its business needs and to expand to international markets has been crucial.

Blue and petrol are the colours of the new corporate identity, clearly reminding us of the field of medicine and health. Plus, psychology is affected in a positive way thanks to their connection with nature.

The horse – company logo of the KARABINIS MEDICAL name is still present, but renewed. This horse combines anything this company stands for: the DNA strand, together with the history, the subject of operations, the course of the company as well as its far-reaching objectives.

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2016

Exclusive agreement with Microlife for the global promotion of the “Microlife MT410” Antimicrobial Copper Thermometer.

2017

USA & WIPO: Patent granted for the 1st Thermometer with of antimicrobial copper application, worldwide.

2018

Exclusive co-operations is started with Attends, a company of the Domtar Group. KARABINIS MEDICAL promotes Attends’ Adult Incontinence products in Greece.

Bronze Award for the Hypertension & Diabetes Corner service from Best in Pharmacy Awards & Healthcare Business Awards

2019

Acquirement of Proderm Quality Seal – “Dermatologically Approved” for Alfashield products. Agreement with Microlife USA for the 1st Thermometer with antimicrobial copper application, worldwide.

2020

Large Investments in Business Intelligence software & new machinery for production and warehousing.

2021

Organizational Structure changes: General Manager & Vice President of the BoD takes over Mr. Giorgos Manthopoulos, integration of key executives to the BoD of the company, further staffing of departments. Launching of the CSR program: Caring for the environment is in our DNA.