LINET UK was founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of Czech company LINET, one of the top 5 manufacturers of hospital beds in the world. In 2011 LINET UK became a part of an international holding company, LINET Group SE based in the Netherlands, founded by LINET and German company WiBo GmbH. The partnership created the largest European company in the production of beds for medical and residential care.
LINET Group’s yearly production reached 66,000 hospital beds with revenues of EUR 126.6 million in the fiscal year 2010-2011. The Group has 800 employees in two manufacturing locations – in Želevčice near Slaný, Czech Republic and Wickede, Germany. LINET Group’s products are exported to more than 100 countries worldwide through a several branches in Europe and USA as well as a network of dealers.
The LINET and WiBo brands concentrate on the two segments favoured by the original companies. LINET specializes in the production of hospital beds, while WiBo produces beds for residential and social care. This enables the Group to offer a diverse portfolio of more than 20 products from simple and affordable beds to advanced hi-tech beds for intensive care units. You can find out more about the holding company LINET Group SE here.
At a local level our value-added approach to business is achieved with our knowledge and experience of the UK healthcare market, and our ability to understand the needs of our individual customers. From our Central Support Office in Portchester, Hampshire we operate nationwide teams of customer service staff, engineers and installers. The majority of our field staff are working directly with our customers, every day, providing the assistance and services that they need.
LINET’s business strategy relies especially on opportunities for in-house technical innovation and its application in product development. The company closely cooperates with professional medical staff to make sure that the design and function of its products meet all demands of modern healthcare. This successful strategy helped LINET to becoming decorated with several prestigious awards, including the European Business Award, Innovation of the Year, Outstanding Design Award, Manager of the Year, Company of the Years, Czech Top 100 and others.