Due to its special corporate and personnel policy, the Funke Medical AG is one of the leading German manufacturers of decubitus therapy systems. The medium-sized company is specialised in the development of medical foam products in the highest quality levels. These offer in the form of mattresses and seat cushions protection against chronic wounds (decubitus ulcer) or are used as pressure-relieving seat elements during dental visits.
At Funke Medical, decubitus systems are developed with a great deal of expert knowledge.
The philosophy of the medical technology company is that no services are outsourced. The Quality and its assurance are entirely in our own hands. Corporate management attaches particular importance to a close internal network of competences. The areas of responsibility of the fourmember Executive Board are clearly structured and the know-how complements each other in order to cover all relevant topics to the company. This approach to human resources policy also applies to the extended management level. CEO Andreas Funke explains: "We understand what we are doing – because all departments are united under one roof and mesh like cogwheels."
Especially in the area of research and development, Funke Medical AG relies on employees with scientific training and on experienced industry specialists. The research and development team therefore consists of different professional disciplines and includes a human medicine specialists (University of Homs), a medical engineering graduate and a biologist (PH). These employees also have additional qualifications, complementary degrees and an in-company apprenticeship: "We need multiple experts, who can look at our product ideas and processes from different angles and at the same time be able to look beyond the box", says Andreas Funke. The mix of broad scientific knowhow and deep technical expertise makes the company an innovative medical device manufacturer of the first degree.