11/13/2007

Welch Allyn GmbH & Co. KG

Welch Allyn Overview

Welch Allyn is a $750 million privately-held company, best known as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced medical diagnostic and therapeutic instruments, cardiac defibrillators, electronic vital signs measurement devices and patient monitoring systems—with manufacturing, R&D, sales and distribution operations in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. Recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, Welch Allyn is proud of its progressive workplace policies and health and wellness initiatives for all employees.

Since its beginnings nearly a century ago, medical professionals around the world have relied on Welch Allyn products to help them effectively and efficiently assess, diagnose, treat and manage a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. The company focuses on providing enabling technologies and solutions to caregivers in frontline settings—from private physician offices and clinics to the less acute areas within hospitals to long-term care facilities and outpatient surgery centers.

In the last 10 years, Welch Allyn has nearly quadrupled in size, and it intends to aggressively build on this impressive growth over the next decade. As the company continues to grow its business outside the United States, it looks to expand its operations into regions of the world that offer a flexible business environment and have a strong reputation for engineering excellence and rapid product development.

In addition to a loyal, talented and committed workforce, the company boasts a diverse and experienced leadership team, and is widely recognized as a technology leader and innovator in its respective businesses. This has led to steadily increasing sales—averaging a 14% compounded annual growth rate over the past 10 years. The company is proud of the fact that 95 out of 100 doctors in the United States own a Welch Allyn device. In many international markets Welch Allyn is becoming a highly recognized provider of innovative device solutions.





Globally, half the company’s medical business flows to hospitals and half to physicians’ offices and clinics. It focuses its efforts entirely on helping practitioners in these frontline settings work more effectively, efficiently, and empathetically with their patients at the point of care. The company applies innovation in ways that help caregivers deliver more advanced and comprehensive care, optimize their time and skill, and enhance their relationships with patients.

Welch Allyn has always been a privately held company. As such it is in a position to focus on its long-term success and on the success of its customers. The company realizes that its growth is fueled by the continuing commitment to quality—both in terms of the products it produces and the environment it provides for its employees. Headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York, USA, Welch Allyn employs approximately 2,300 people and has numerous manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities located throughout the world. For more information about the company, please visit www.welchallyn.com.