medi is one of the leading manufacturers of a comprehensive range of supply concepts and medical aids such as compression stockings, supports, orthoses and orthopaedic insoles to name but a few. With over 65 years of experience, medi is an established international player exporting in over 90 countries and maintains a wide global network of own branches and distributors. But back in the day it all started with Wolfgang Weihermueller risking his freedom when he crossed the border from East Germany to the West. What would you take with you if you were to break free from the chains of East Germany? For medi-founder Wolfgang Weihermueller, it was an easy yet unusual choice. During a night in 1951, he crossed the inner-German border near Rudolphstein with a backpack full of parts of a valuable knitting machine.