German Healthcare Export Group e.V. (GHE e.V.)

MAQUET quintuples sales in less than a decade

RASTATT. MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG is seeing further expansion with its three divisions Surgical Workplaces, Critical Care and Cardiovascular in 30 subsidiaries and more than 200 sales partners worldwide.

The dynamism of the company MAQUET is reflected in the development of the number of personnel and the sales figures: Since the take-over of the company by GETINGE in the year 2000 the number of employees has nearly trebled from 1,400 to 4,100 at the end of the past 2007 fiscal year, including the acquisition of Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery from Boston Scientific Corporation. The sales developed accordingly, from 154 million euros to 850 million euros (pro forma). “Alone in December 2007 the company posted sales figures that less than a decade ago would have equated to the annual sales,” is how Dr. Heribert Ballhaus, Chairman of the Management, describes the company’s progress. With a return in sales of 17% (2007) MAQUET is outperforming other internationally significant medical technology manufacturers. In the future the MAQUET strategy will be oriented to organic growth and growth through acquisitions.