Trumpf Medical is regarded across the world as an innovative leader in medical technology. Our milestones include the first installations of ceiling mounted booms in 1978, the development of the patented OR table coupling point system in 1997, the world's first OR lights with LED technology in 2005, and the market launch of the first modular ceiling-mounted boom in 2010. With our line of intelligent products, we strive to revolutionize work processes in the OR, the intensive care unit and associated clinical areas, providing hospitals with ideal support in delivering efficient and safe care to their patients.
1998: TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG acquired BLANCOMED GmbH, starting TRUMPF Medizin System GmbH & Co. KG. With 150 employees, BLANCOMED developed and produced OR tables and patient-positioning systems for magnetic resonance systems made by SIEMENS.
Among products developed by BLANCO was the BMT 300 OR Table and its accessories.
Since 1995, the company has worked on behalf of SIEMENS on the development of patient-positioning devices for magnetic resonance systems. These devices continue to be developed and produced in Saalfeld, Germany for SIEMENS today.
An important milestone was the launch of the JUPITER® OR Table system at the MEDICA 1997. At the time, Jupiter introduced a new, modular concept for OR table plates and components that was compatible with all of our subsequent OR table developments. The acquisition of the company by TRUMPF in 1998 and the systematic continuation of this development were the next decisive steps.
KREUZER Medical Systems
2001: TRUMPF Medizin Systeme GmbH & Co. KG acquired KREUZER, a leader in the manufacturing of ceiling-mounted supply units (booms) for operating rooms, intensive care environments, and endoscopy settings. TRUMPF Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG and TRUMPF KREUZER Medical Systems offered a range of modular operating tables, ceiling-mounted supply units (booms), mobile functional equipment, and tailored solutions for workstations in hospitals and clinics.
KREUZER GmbH + Co. KG based in Puchheim near Munich was a family-owned business founded in 1956. Individually configurable solutions designed to meet customer requirements were the most prominent solutions offered by KREUZER and the foundation of it success.
In 1959 the company started to develop and manufacture X-ray accessories such as X-ray tubes and cassettes. KREUZER was also involved in the development of mammography. This positioning technology is still used today and the mechanical components associated with it can be traced back to inventions by KREUZER.
Wall and ceiling-mounted mammography workstations can be considered prototypes of today's ceiling-mounted supply units.
1973 witnessed the launch of the first device trolley. The kombiTROLL® Equipment Trolley line of products followed in later years.
Only 20 years after it was founded and as a result of numerous key installations across the globe, KREUZER became a specialist manufacturer of ceiling supply units offering a level of flexibility and modularity that is still unrivaled today.
In the 1980s, supply units were installed in other areas of the hospital including intensive care units and recovery rooms.
In 1996 the klinoPORT® Supply Unit was launched. The goal of this redesign was to manufacture economically and configure individual customer solutions.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency, and Respiratory Health. Around the world, Hill-Rom's people, products, and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
In 2014, Trumpf Medical was acquired by Hill-Rom. Along with its brands, Hill-Rom combines more than 286 years of experience, knowledge, and expertise.
Based originally in Acton, Massachusetts, Allen was founded in 1984 and grew to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of accessories for OR tables. With the launch of the first height-adjustable booted stirrup that very same year, the brand gained acclaim as a technical innovator. Since then, it has continued to regularly introduce product innovations for OR patient positioning, including the Allen®Advance Spine Table, the Allen Yellofins® Stirrup family and the Allen Lift-Assist™ Beach Chair. Allen was acquired by Hill-Rom in 1999, subsequently expanding the company's range in Surgical Safety and Efficiency.
As an expert in the field of patient transfer and lifting solutions, Liko has been a part of Hill-Rom since 2008. Founded in 1979 by Swedish engineer and designer Gunnar Liljedahl, Liko’s expertise is based on over 30 years in business, specialising in products for the safe lifting and transfer of patients in the healthcare environment. The Liko brand portfolio includes high quality and innovative lifts, slings, transfer aids and lift accessories.
The medical products manufacturer Aspen enhances the complementary product range of Hill-Rom. Aspen can trace its roots back to 1730 and has been a part of Hill-Rom since 2012. Today, the company boasts a global production of surgical blades and scalpels, including the Bard-Parker® scalpel that sells in excess of 115 million units per year. The product range is augmented with surgical markers and other medical fluid and safety products. With this product range, Aspen provides comprehensive assistance for the prevention and treatment of injuries and infections, falls and slips in the OR. Additionally Aspen offers a range of ophthalmic and wound care products via its Aspen Medical business.
Based in Skaneateles Falls, New York, Welch Allyn was founded in 1915 and was acquired by Hill-Rom in September 2015. Welch Allyn has brought a unique perspective to developing diagnostic solutions by combining pragmatic knowledge with a visionary spirit of innovation and ongoing improvement. Since inventing the first direct-illuminating, hand-held ophthalmoscope, Welch Allyn has developed hundreds of breakthrough products and technologies to become a leading global manufacturer of physical examination instruments and accessories and EMR-connected vital signs and cardiac monitoring solutions. Welch Allyn continues to focus on the customer and imagine how healthcare will be delivered in the future to develop tools and future-proof technologies
Founded in 1982 by David W. Mortara, PhD, Mortara Instrument was born with a guiding philosophy: design to a need, keep it simple, and make it economically accessible. Building on this philosophy, Mortara Instrument has created a complete line of electrocardiography products that are well suited to today's health care market.
The company has grown since 1982 to include offices in Australia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Products are marketed worldwide through subsidiaries and distribution partners.
Hill-Rom completed its acquisition of Mortara Instrument in February 2017.