Thanks to a decade of outstanding partnership on September 6, 2023, Sanatmetal Kft. headquartered in Eger and Langamedics Ltd. from South Africa joined forces to establish a collaborative enterprise known as Sanatmetal South Africa.
This joint venture based in Pretoria, was established with an initial capital of €1.2 million. It has ambitious plans to expand its initial sales and service team, currently consisting of 11 individuals, to establish a strong national presence. Furthermore, it aims to set up a manufacturing facility in South Africa with technology transfer.
Sanatmetal Ltd., founded in 1967, has evolved into one of the top 20 orthopaedic companies in Europe since its inception. Over 70% of its revenue is generated through exports to nearly 50 countries. The 100% Hungarian-owned family business, which manufactures and distributes traumatology, orthopaedic, spinal and dental implants and prostheses, develops its cutting-edge solutions in collaboration with national and international clinics and medical professors with a strong focus on patient safety and compliance with MDR requirements.
Langamedics Ltd., established in 2011, has been distributing Sanatmetal products from the very beginning. Initially, their operations were limited to the Gauteng province, but they have since expanded to multiple regions within the country. Their future aspirations include extending their presence to neighboring countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique, and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. This vision is well-supported by their current joint production plans.
The newly formed subsidiary made its debut at the 69th Congress of the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA) in Cape Town. In addition to the well-known Vortex plate system, the Magic anterior reduction was a big hit at the congress, but there was also considerable interest and anticipation for the launch of spinal implants. These spinal implants and large joint prostheses will be introduced at a separate congress.