About us

Global Factories provides pharmacy automation

Our Story

Who we are

Global Factories is a global leader in pharmacy automation.
We manufacture advanced and top quality products and provide innovative solutions for the safe distribution of medications.

We challenge ourselves to combine technology, creativity and our insights to create progressive, efficient and unique systems that can improve patients’ lives.

We travel all over the world to provide excellent service to our customers, supporting them and listening to their needs.
Cooperation with various partners makes Global Factories a strong brand.

We do all this with a team of about 90 employees and offices in the Netherlands, Vietnam, Germany and Italy.

Our History

2000 - Founding of Global Factories

Global Factories is founded by Richard van den Brink. Being a mechanical engineer he has a great passion for technique and with the company Global Factories he wants to realize ideas into actual products.

2001 - Our First Products

Inspired by the packaging of fruits, Global Factories develops a special box to safely store pouch rolls for medicine and special medicine carts are developed to distribute these dispensers in care homes and hospitals. This is the first step on the path to better medicine repacking.

2004 - Launch of the MDM

The world’s first machine for pouch verification is introduced. The Medicine Detection Machine (MDM) is the first reliable and accurate machine for the time-consuming activity of checking medicine pouches. This machine positions Global Facories on the map as the pioneer in medicine verification. The first machine is still in operation today.

2008 - The MDM Winder

With the introduction of the MDM Winder, the complete verification process from detection to the winding of separate pouch rolls is fully automated. The winder can also separate the rolls that need to be reviewed from the rolls that are ready for transport.

2009 - Colour Detection

Colour inspection is announced at the Expopharm 2009 in Dusseldorf. To further improve the detection of medicine, we introduce colour detection. With this extra option, pills with the exact same shape can be distinguished from each other.

2009 - MDM 2 with Colour Detection

The MDM 2 series is a highly innovative pharmaceutical machine and perfect for semi-automated verification of larger pouch strings.

2010 - Introduction MDM 1 series

The MDM 1 series is developed with the smaller repacking pharmacies in mind. The small footprint of this machine allows for accurate and efficient verification for smaller-sized pharmacies.

2015 - Launch VBM Blister Packing Machine

The safe and efficient verification and packing of blister cards is now also available with our revolutionary VBM blister packing machine.

2016 - VBM Productline

Optimalisation of the blister card

2017 - Relocation to New Premises

Due to the strong growth of the company, in 2017 we moved to our current building which offers more space to meet the growing demand.

2019 - Introduction MDM Pro

The MDM Pro offers a a new efficiency stroke in combining fast pouch verification with fully automatic wrapping, cutting and sorting of the medicine rolls.

2020 - Med-Alert

Smart personalized medication card.

2022 - Introduction FlexiFill

The FlexiFill was first presented in 2022 at the ExpoParm in Düsseldorf. It provides a workaround for the various types of blister cards not supported by the VBM 200F.

2023 - Introduction MDM Core

This compact tabletop model is the latest machine for verifying and assessing medicine pouches,

2023 - Introduction Guided Fill Station

The Guided Fill Station offers a solution for manually filling blister cards in a highly efficient manner through AI-based real-time object detection and counting.

2024 - Soon we will reveal more Innovations

This year more innovations on medication adherence and safe distribution of medicines.

Our Mission

To develop efficient, safe, reliable and innovative automation systems for pharmacies that dispense and/or verify multidose medication in convenient Blister Cards or Pouch Rolls.

Our Vision

To enable patients to live a healthier, longer, and more independent life by supporting the entire healthcare chain with innovative systems to improve medication adherence.

Who we are

Meet our Operational Management Team

Every day we work with a diverse group of talented colleagues who support pharmacists and caregivers in their jobs. In our head office in The Hague and our offices in Vietnam, Germany and Italy we use our knowledge, skills and creativity to develop and manufacture systems for pharmacy automation.

All over the world

Our Partners

We believe in the power of collaboration. That is why we enjoy working with partner companies around the world to take our products to the next level.

Our collaborations are based on mutual respect and trust. We share our expertise and ideas to find solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.

We work with partners, like Omnicell, Tosho, McKesson, Noritsu, ScriptPro, Sellschopp, JFCRx, who share the same standards and values as us and are committed to quality and customer satisfaction.
We are proud to work with companies around the world.

Advisory Board


The Advisory Board meets regularly to provide the Directors of Global Factories with advise and guidance.

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