UCO International, Wheeling, Illinois, has announced a new partnership with the Schein group of companies, based in Remscheid, Germany. This newly created group includes Schein Orthopädie Service, F.W. Kraemer Orthopädie Service, Ruckgaber Orthopädie Service and ATEC (producer of leather uppers). This expands the 15 year partnership between UCO International and F.W. Kraemer, GmbH. UCO will be acting as the U.S. distributor for the Schein group of companies.