About Medline Industries:
Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies uniquely positioned to provide products, education and support across the continuum of care.
About Bergmann Group:
Bergmann Group is a design & manufacturing company based in Phoenix, Arizona that manufactures products for the healthcare industry under several different brands including Waterloo Healthcare and Phoenix Long Term Care. Bergmann Group also manufactures custom products for OEM customers in the healthcare industry.
Medline Industries had worked with an industrial design firm to develop a smaller isolation product dispensing station than others that were available in the marketplace. Medline had worked with a custom wood-based products manufacturer to produce initial prototypes of this cart. Shortly after deploying these test units in the field, Medline found that this wood cart was not going to stand up long-term in a hospital environment.
Medline contacted Bergmann Group to discuss re-engineering this product from lightweight aluminum rather than wood. Bergmann Group worked with Medline and produced several variations of this isolation product dispenser. The final product was a visually appealing cart made from aluminum and acrylic but included a wood-like vinyl wrap over portions of the product. Medline has experienced great success with this product in the competitive marketplace of isolation product dispensing.