Merivaara was founded in Finland in 1901, first as a manufacturer of iron beds for homes and hospitals. The first operating table was produced in 1910. For half a decade the company was owned by Instrumentarium Oy. Today, Merivaara is a privately owned company focusing on designing, manufacturing and marketing of hospital-grade furnishing and systems for health care providers in more than 120 countries.
As a manufacturer of medical device and products for healthcare, Merivaara pays the greatest attention to the quality of both its products and its operational processes. Merivaara’s products are CE-labelled and the company's quality management system complies with EU directives for medical device, and is certified according to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 standards. The company's environmental management system is ISO 14001:2004 certified.http://www.merivaara.com/