FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE

Review of Fresenius medical care

This is a German company that specializes in the production of medical supplies, primarily to facilitate or aid renal dialysis. 31 percent of it is owned by the health care company Fresenius.

The company was formed in 1996 from the merger of Fresenius Worldwide Dialysis, then a division of Fresenius, and American company National Medical Care. This sector is very complex, and has many different divisions, each with a number of plants.

Fresenius Medical Care operates more than 40 production sites in all continents. Its largest plants in terms of production output are in the U.S., Germany and Japan. These plants are categorized as large and small with 25 large facilities and 15 small ones worldwide which cater to local demand for dialysis products.

Plants that fall under the concentrates division, manufacture finished products from raw materials, such as sodium chloride, dextrose, and magnesium, to name a few.

Fresenius Medical Care manufactures a variety of durable medical devices used in the treatment of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Devices include; Hemodialysis Machines, Peritoneal Dialysis Machines, Granuflo Concentrate Mixing Tanks and monitoring devices including the Crit-line device.

The dialysis machines are manufactured in one of two plants to serve the globe. These plants are located in Schweinfurt, Germany and Concord, California. Crit-line devices are manufactured in Kaysville, Utah.