History

Founding of Global Factories

1 May 2018
Founding of Global Factories

2000 – Global Factories is founded by Richard van den Brink. As a mechanical engineer he has a great passion for technique. With Global Factories he wants to bring ideas into actual products.

Our first products

2 May 2018
Our first products

2001 – Inspired by the packaging of fruits, Global Factories develops a special box to safely store pouch rolls for medicine and special medicine carts to distribute these dispensers in care homes and hospitals. This is our first step on the path of better medicine repacking.

Launch of the MDM

3 May 2018
Launch of the MDM

2004 – The world’s first machine for pouch verification is introduced. The Medicine Detection Machine is the first reliable and accurate machine for the time-consuming activity of checking medicine pouches. This machine positions GF on the map as the pioneer in medicine verification. The first machine is still in operation today.

Introduction of the MDMWinder

4 May 2018
Introduction of the MDMWinder

2008 – With the introduction of the MDMWinder, the complete verification process from detection to the winding of separate pouch rolls is fully automated. The winder can also separate the rolls that need to be reviewed from the rolls that are ready for transport.

Colour inspection of pills

5 May 2018
Colour inspection of pills

2009 – Colour inspection is announced at the Expopharm 2009 in Dusseldorf. To further improve the detection of medicine, we introduce colour detection. With this extra option, pills with the exact same shape can be distinguished from each other.

Introduction MDM1 series

6 May 2018
Introduction MDM1 series

2010 – The MDM 1 series is developed with the smaller repacking pharmacies in mind. The small footprint of this machine allows for accurate and efficient verification for smaller-sized pharmacies.

Launch of the VBM

7 May 2018
Launch of the VBM

2016 – The safe and efficient verification and packing of blister cards is now also available with our revolutionary VBM blister packing machine.