Merete stands for Made in Germany
Merete is an owner-operated German company with business operations in more than 33 countries. With our many years of experience as an implant manufacturer, we ensure safe long-term orthopaedic treatment of extremities through innovative solutions in joint surgery and traumatology. This is reflected in our diverse portfolio of implants for hip revision and primary hip care, foot surgery, and treatment of large bone defects and periprosthetic fractures, as well as in traumatology and paediatric orthopaedics. Thanks to our motivated employees, we successfully develop and market high-quality implants and instruments worldwide.
160Employees in the group
25Years of experience
Our Guiding Principle
Our Pyramid Principle sets the direction for our company. This is how we ensure that our goals are moving in the right direction. Find out more about our values, our vision, and our mission.
Managing Director – Alexia Anapliotis
Alexia Anapliotis joined the Management Board in 1997. She immediately began expanding the sales and marketing department, which included developing our outside sales force in the DACH region. Her work has always focused on close communication with users worldwide. She successfully established the BioBall® Adapter System at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, which remains one of the company’s most important hospital partnerships to this day. Her milestone successes also include the successful development and marketing of innovative products, such as our fixed-angle plate-screw systems for podiatric surgeons, which were designed in cooperation with the Fleetinsel Clinic in Hamburg. Such successes can be traced back to her extensive international network, which includes the Mayo Clinic, and ultimately led to the founding of Merete USA in 2006.
Read the interview with Alexia Anapliotison on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2023.
Why do doctors choose Merete?
Because trust is important: patients count on their doctors to provide them with safe, high-quality medical care. Merete GmbH’s German-manufactured implants and instruments support orthopaedic surgeons around the world. Working in dialogue with experienced users, we develop sophisticated modular solutions for a wide range of complex issues. We work side by side with surgeons to achieve our primary goal: maximum patient well-being.
Our founder – Emmanuel Anapliotis
Merete is celebrating its 25th company anniversary in 2022. Merete was founded at the end of 1996 by Emmanuel Anapliotis († 11 September 2022). With over 45 years of experience in the development and design of medical devices, Mr Anapliotis was among the foremost pioneers of Germany’s modern orthopaedic implant industry. His company, Mecron Med. Produkte GmbH Berlin, produced a number of innovative products during the 1970s and 80s, including duo-head bipolar hip endoprostheses, spherical screw cups, MecroSet modular resection prostheses, Mecron cannulated screws, and Mecron knee braces. He was a driver of innovation at Merete.