Martel’s Medica Madness


Hi all, Matt here.

It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since I was writing our Medica blogs last year, and here we are again, getting ready to jet off to Germany for Medica 2015!

This will be my 4th year visiting Medica on behalf of Martel, and I have to say it’s one of my favourite tradeshows to visit. With it being the biggest medical tradeshow in the world, you get to see all the latest products and what the future of the medical industry may look like.

One of the main things I get out of Medica is that it’s a chance to catch up with some of our European distributors, and customers. Along with getting to meet potential new customers.

To celebrate my 4th year visiting Medica, I’d like to be the first to offer you this amazing discount on the thermal printer store. By using the code MEDICA, we are offering you 10% off all of our thermal printers in the store that can be used alongside medical devices.

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We hope that everyone has a successful show and I look forward to seeing everyone in Dusseldorf!

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Meet Yatong, A gap year design student at Martel!


Hi there……………

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My name is Yatong Wang, and I am a female student from Shanghai, China.
I am studying for a Degree at Northumbria University, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
My major is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

I spent my placement year at Martel Instruments Ltd, who design and manufacture
Cased Printers and Panel Printers, for a range of sectors, including automotive, medical, and retail, from July 2014 to August 2015.

My one year internship with Martel started with the industry training in the Assembly area, downstairs, for one week, where I learned a lot about the Thermal Printers they make. This was an excellent grounding for the rest of my year spent at Martel.
After the initial Training, I moved upstairs into the Design Department, and very quickly got involved in the day to day work that goes on there.

In my year at Martel, I was involved with:
• Research into touch screen technology for future Product Development
• Creation of QR codes for some of the Thermal Printers
• Testing of Prototype Printers built by the Design Team
• Modification of the Datasheets for the Martel Panel Mounted Printers ranges
• Condensed some Datasheets into “1 page flyers” for exhibitions in the USA
• Undertook ‘Competitor Analysis’ for the Martel Commercial Team
• Participated in daily “Design Review” prioritization meetings with the Team
• Made some Customized leaflets to send to the overseas distributors
• Helped Martel with some Chinese Translations

I also did some tasks related directly to my University course, such as:
• Updating of the existing software
• Doing some programming work on the Printer PCB’s.

I really did enjoy my placement year in Martel a lot. Not only did it help me gain employable and technological skills, but also it improved my comprehensive abilities in several areas, such as Self Management, Teamwork, Collaboration, Innovation and Communication.

I would definitely recommend Martel Instruments Ltd to any gap year students looking for a worthwhile, and interesting, work placement, and I look forward to seeing how their range of products develops in the future.

Miss Yatong Wang

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Arab Health Roundup


Hi all,

It’s just under a week since Arab Health 2015 finished. We would like to say thank you to every one of our customers who were in Dubai, and a special mention to all the new contacts we made.

Last week was only the second time Martel has visited Arab Health, and we found it interesting, hectic and enjoyable.

We had two full days at the show, and our research took us straight to Sheikh Rashid Hall, were we spent the vast majority of our time on Tuesday.


On Wednesday we moved over to the Za’abeel Halls and spent some time in the numerous, and vast individual nation pavilions.

The show was a real eye opener into the potential markets outside Martel’s core areas of the EU and USA! We met potential customers from Brazil, China and India. We also took the time to meet some current customers from Italy and the UK.


As always, Martels ability to add further value to a customer’s product offering, was a real conversation starter. We really enjoyed being able to discuss how Martel might be able to work with so many companies from all over the globe.

We would definitely describe our trip to Dubai as a success. By the time we were due to fly back to the UK on Thursday, we were exhausted, but absolutely ready to start the long process of Exhibition follow up.

Thank you to everyone, we hope you had a safe journey home and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Best Wishes

Everyone at Martel Instruments


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Matthew’s lowdown on Medica


Hi all,

It has now been just over a week since another fantastic expo. I hope all our customers and new contacts enjoyed another tiring, but successful week.

We really enjoyed ourselves in Düsseldorf, and met some great new contacts. Thanks to all our current customers who took the time to speak with us, and we hope the madness that is post Medica week has gone well!

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We arrived at Medica on Wednesday afternoon, and headed straight for Hall 3 to chat with some prospective customers. On Thursday, we moved through the remainder of Hall 3 and spent some time with our Italian partners, KFI. We also visited Hall 12 where we met with some of our UK Customers.

There was plenty of interest in our new Linerless label printer, and our full range of Panel Printers. Whilst at the show we answered many questions about our distribution channels. We took the time to introduce both current and potential German customers to our long term German partner Admatec GmBH.

We were involved in many discussions regarding where and how we manufacture and design our products. It was great to be able to chat through the ins & outs of Martel with so many interesting companies.

Our ability to provide fully customized Thermal Printers at competitive pricing certainly sparked lots of interest.

All in all, Martel had a very successful Medica 2014. Thank you everyone, and we look forward to seeing you for a Stein and Bratwurst next year.

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Everyone at Martel Instruments.  M2788-01






Martel being a global supplier of thermal printers means that we are often out and about attending exhibitions and meeting with our customers. One of the largest exhibitions is Medica, held in Dusseldorf. This year, our Sales Manager, Matthew Walker will be attending.

Medica is the world’s largest trade fair for medicine and medical technology. Many of Martel’s existing customers fall into the medical sector from blood gas analyzers, through to sterilization and autoclaves, we serve all customers in this market (and other sectors too).

Matthew will be spending 3 days at Medica, showcasing our range of thermal printers, and making sure all of our customers in attendance are satisfied with our products and services, after all, current research shows Martel’s existing customers rank their Martel experience as being “100% satisfied”.


We hope everyone attending Medica has a successful show,  and look forward to meeting customers old and new along the way.