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Trumpf Medical Technology goes to Hill-Rom


The Medical Technology division of the Ditzingen-based machine tool and laser manufacturer TRUMPF, with its two German factories in Saalfeld (Thuringia) and Puchheim (Bavaria) and its foreign subsidiaries, is to be acquired by the American medical technology manufacturer Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Hill-Rom, founded in 1929, is an internationally recognized manufacturer of medical products (incl. hospital beds, patient lifts, and patient positioning systems in operating rooms). TRUMPF Medical Systems focuses on innovative system solutions for operating rooms and intensive care units; the portfolio includes operating tables, operating lights, ceiling-mounted supply units, video solutions and assistance-systems.

The move will strengthen and further develop both companies’ product lines and medical technology, according to Harald Völker, head of medical technology at Trumpf Group Management. “The product portfolios of both companies enhance each other perfectly,” he said.

The jobs in both Saalfeld and Puchheim as well as in the international sales units will be maintained. The Medical Technology division of the TRUMPF Group has around 720 employees worldwide, and in the 2012/13 fiscal year registered sales of 184 million Euro.

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