2nd medical logistics platform for Sterima in Wallonia

07 November 2017

Sterima, the medical division of Malysse-Sterima group, is specialist in the field of integrated processes regarding the logistics and sterilisation of surgical instruments and this for hospitals as well as for industrial partners.
These business activities are currently performed mainly on the site in Bissegem-Kortrijk (platform 1).

Our mission is to innovate continuously in order to consolidate our market position and to expand our activities to the European market, in association with renowned industrial partners and implant manufacturers.

To increase the current capacity, Sterima is starting the construction of a second medical logistics platform near the Liège airport in Bierset (Flexport City) this year:

  • Start construction works:  Q4 - 2017
  • Completion building:    Q3 - 2018
  • Sterilisation entity:
    • start of work:   Q2 - 2018
    • end of work:    Q4 - 2018
    • validation & testing:  Q4 - 2018
    • operational start-up CSA: Q1 – 2019
  • capacity platform 2: 160.000 à 180.000 DIN/year (platform Bissegem = 125.000 DIN)

ISO 13485 & EC Certificate Renewal

01 February 2016

Renewal of the quality certificate ISO 13485 for Sterima

In 2015-2016, Malysse started a new collaboration with some major hospitals

01 January 2016

In 2015 and 2016, we started working with a number of major hospital and residential care groups.
Here, we provide care linen for 7,000 beds and the professional garments of 20,000 staff, for:
University Hospital Erasmus – 858 beds
VZW werken Glorieux: 1 hospital and 3 residential care homes: 600 beds
Group Mercure hosp: 12 hospitals, 4 psychiatric units and 17 nursing homes with a total of 5,700 beds

Trends Gazelle 2013

21 March 2013

As a fast-growing company within the category of medium-sized companies in de province of West Flanders, STERIMA-VANGUARD Logistic Services was named Trends Gazelle 2013.  Every year, Trends nominates the Trends Gazelles, the fastest growing companies of the five Flemish provinces and Brussels.  As in 2012, STERIMA-VANGUARD Logistic Services was included in the list of the 75 fastest growing medium-sized companies this year.

Original shareholder structure

21 January 2013

STERIMA-VANGUARD returns to original shareholder structure.

ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certificates

15 May 2012

Quality certificates for our plant in Alkmaar (the Netherlands): STERIMA-VANGUARD BV obtains the ISO 13485:2003 and the ISO 9001:2008 certificates.

Fast-growing company

22 March 2012

As a fast-growing company, STERIMA-VANGUARD Logistic Services belongs to the Trends Gazelles 2012 of West-Flanders in the category of medium-sized companies.

Silver at Supply Chain Award

09 December 2011

First RAL-GZ 992 certificat in Belgium

23 March 2011

STERIMA-VANGUARD is the first to obtain RAL-GZ 992 certificate in Belgium.

New Chief Executive Officer of Sterima

31 January 2011

The Board of Directors of Sterima is pleased to announce that, since 1 January 2011, Ms Mia Decaestecker has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of Sterima. She takes over the helm from Mr Steffen Liebich, who continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the three divisions Textile Services, Medical Services and Logistic Services were prepared for the implementation of its redesigned strategy. Mia Decaestecker’s appointment as CEO was unanimous because of her years of experience in the business and the health sector. She has worked in the company for several years in operational, commercial and strategic management roles. Over the last two years, in her capacity as Chief Strategic Officer, she had been closely involved in the change of course at Sterima, which has turned itself into a process and service provider for establishments and healthcare companies. With the appointment of Mia, the company gets a very dynamic and enthusiastic general manager who is ideally suited to help the company face the many challenges of tomorrow.

Smith & Nephew and Sterima

05 February 2009

Smith & Nephew and Sterima have joined forces to treat orthopaedic loaner sets. In the autumn, we are launching a brand new initiative that consists in the collection of used orthopaedic loaner sets in hospitals by Sterima Logistic Services with a view to cleaning, sterilising and assembling them at the new sterilization unit of Sterima Medical Services in Bissegem. Then they are returned to hospitals on behalf of Smith & Nephew. An integrated concept that combines the reprocessing of orthopaedic loaner instruments with total logistic support.