175 Years of Maquet: Leading Medical Technology Company Sets Standards for the Future
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175 Years of Maquet: Leading Medical Technology Company Sets Standards for the Future

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175 Years of Maquet: Leading Medical175 Years of Maquet: Leading Medical Technology Company Sets Standards for the Future PR Newswire RASTATT, Germany, November 20, 2013 Worldwide leader for innovative therapy solutions and integrated hospital projects demonstrates and discusses at MEDICA With the 175 year history, MAQUET is one of the most traditional and, at the same time, dynamic medical technology companies in the world. The company celebrates its anniversary year with various media activities at this year's MEDICA in Düsseldorf. The innovative history of MAQUET is reflected in the stand design: Alongside the presentation of the latest developments, the user gains an impressive insight into the history of the company and the products that set new standards in patient care both in the past and in the present. In addition, company representatives and experts from science and practice will discuss the current topic "Media technology - Cost factor or value-added element" within the framework of a press conference on 20th November 2013. Innovation is the basis for success Innovations form the foundation for profitable and sustainable growth in international health markets. Approximately 600 members of staff are employed in eight globally distributed development centres. Approximately eight percent of the turnover is re-invested in innovation projects; for example, the new SERVO-U™ ventilation system that responds to the individual respiratory needs of each patient.

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175 Years of Maquet: Leading Medical Technology Company Sets Standards for the Future

PR Newswire

Worldwide leader for innovative therapy solutions and integrated hospital projects demonstrates and discusses at MEDICA

With the 175 year history, MAQUET is one of the most traditional and, at the same time, dynamic medical technology companies in the world. The company celebrates its anniversary year with various media activities at this year's MEDICA in Düsseldorf. The innovative history of MAQUET is reflected in the stand design: Alongside the presentation of the latest developments, the user gains an impressive insight into the history of the company and the products that set new standards in patient care both in the past and in the present. In addition, company representatives and experts from science and practice will discuss the current topic "Media technology - Cost factor or value-added element" within the framework of a press conference on 20th November 2013.

Innovation is the basis for success

Innovations form the foundation for profitable and sustainable growth in international health markets. Approximately 600 members of staff are employed in eight globally distributed development centres. Approximately eight percent of the turnover is re-invested in innovation projects; for example, the new SERVO-U™ ventilation system that responds to the individual respiratory needs of each patient.

Medical and technical innovations play an increasingly larger role in the international health system. But in times of limited budgets, particular focus is placed on the economic sustainability of investment and therapies. "The requirements of our customer have changed", says Heinz Jacqui, Chief Executive Officer, MAQUET Holding. "Hospitals are no longer interested in clinical relevance only, but they are also interested in the influence that the product has on the return on investment. We see ourselves as a trendsetter for both aspects."

Challenges in the implementation of complex hospital projects

The operating room generates essential revenue for the hospital. Optimized processes and minimized downtimes are the essential elements of an efficient utilization. The core competences of MAQUET are overall solutions for operating rooms, intensive care and recovery areas, as well as the central sterilization and other sensitive areas of a hospital. As a pioneer in the implementation of complex projects, MAQUET supports clinics in the realization of tailored solutions, from consulting through to design, planning, production and installation, as well as initial operation. The concept has drawn considerable international attention, particularly in emerging markets like Russia and Brazil. "Thanks to the central project management, the reduction of various manufacturers and, not least, our many years of experience, complex projects for hospitals can be implemented in a time-efficient way that is gentle on resources," says Michael Rieder, Managing Director, MAQUET Holding.

Dynamic development into global player

Originally MAQUET focused on the surgical infrastructure of hospitals; this made the company a global player for innovative therapy solutions and integrated hospital projects for operating rooms and intensive care stations. The intelligent integration of new fields of business have enhanced the product portfolio and are linked to healthy organic growth. Today, MAQUET is the only provider in the world in a position to almost completely fit operating departments with products from the surgical workplaces, intensive care and cardiovascular sectors. Since its acquisition by the Swedish GETINGE Group in 2000, MAQUET has seen rapid growth, as reflected in employees and turnover. Within a decade, the number of employees has multiplied fivefold to 6,300, and the company was able to record an enormous growth in turnover from € 155 million to € 1.5 billion!

Visit MAQUET at the MEDICA 2013, Hall 12, Stand D 63

About MAQUET

MAQUET has been a trusted partner of hospitals and doctors for more than 175 years. The company is also a world-leading provider of medical systems that meet the highest requirements for medically challenging interventions. At the same time, these systems exceed the expectations of the hospital teams that are responsible for the care of patients. MAQUET designs, develops and sells innovative treatment solutions and infrastructure functions for extremely demanding hospital departments, including operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, catheter laboratories and intensive care units as well as intra- and inter-hospital patient transportation.

With its headquarters in Rastatt in Germany, MAQUET is the largest subsidiary of the Getinge Group, which is listed on the stock exchange. In 2012, MAQUET with almost € 1.5 billion, made almost more than half of the €  2.7 billion annual turnover of the group. MAQUET employs 6,300 members of staff at 45 international sales and service organisations and maintains a network of more than 300 sales representatives. For more information, visit http://www.maquet.com.

Maquet - The Gold Standard.

Contact:
MAQUET Holding B.V. & Co. KG
Global Marketing
Kehler Straße 31
76437 Rastatt

Bettina Böttger-Kaul
Phone: +49(0)7222-932-1284
bettina.boettger-kaul@maquet.de