Phoenix Medical Systems is a manufacturer of infant and maternal care products and assistive devices. Phoenix was created in 1989 with the goal of providing cost-effective and innovative neonate-care solutions. The mission of Phoenix continues to be to provide solutions that match the best in the world at very affordable prices.
The Phoenix range of maternal and infant care products includes warming systems, jaundice management units, respiratory care equipment and obstetric and gynaecological tables. Phoenix also makes Smartcane, an electronic travel aid, refreshable Braille readers and standing wheelchairs.
Phoenix products are used at thousands of hospitals across India and in 32 countries in Africa, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, South America and the Middle East.
To be recognized as the leading company providing affordable solutions to make the child birth process and the care of the neonate safe and painless experiences resulting in
Child intact survival | Family happiness | Medical personnel satisfaction
Appropriate innovative and affordable solutions, both in products and services, for maternal and infant care.
Design | Manufacture | Sell | Support
Manufacturing, development and quality testing and control, and training related to all Phoenix products are carried out at the company’s plant at Thirumudivakkam, Chennai, India. This is an ISO 9001-certified medical equipment manufacturing plant. It is also ISO 13485: 2003 certified.
Maternal care products are manufactured and tested at Phoenix’s plant at Pondicherry, India.
Phoenix’s state-of-the-art third plant is coming up at Sriperumbudur, Chennai. The current product range and other products will be manufactured here when the facility is ready.
V. Sashi Kumar
V. Sashi Kumar is an engineer, with an M.S. in Entrepreneurship from IIT Madras. Sashi Kumar has also attended the Business Leadership Programme at IIM Calcutta. He founded Phoenix Medical Systems in 1989. Under his stewardship, the company, started with minimal investment, became the leading biomedical manufacturer in India.
Sashi Kumar is the innovator par excellence. Sashi insists that Phoenix products should meet international standards and be affordable at the same time. Sashi Kumar’s enterprise, innovation and social contributions have gained wide recognition. To give just one example, he was invited to contribute as an author to the State of India’s Newborns 2014 report, published by the Public Health Foundation of India.
Ms Smitha Sashi Kumar is an alumna of the renowned PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. She was instrumental in laying a strong foundation for Phoenix to build on by framing the protocols at the company. She was at the helm of the initiative that Phoenix undertook to create awareness among the public on the importance of breast feeding.
Smitha Sashi Kumar provides vital inputs in product development, and her contributions are behind the wide acceptance that Phoenix products enjoy among the user community. She plays a key role at Phoenix, and her HR management skills are widely appreciated.