The largest manufacturer of dressing materials and wound care medical products in Germany is Paul Hartmann AG with a turnover of around 2.2 billion euros. Paul Hartmann AG – market name HARTMANN GROUP – is the oldest German manufacturer of dressing materials. The origins of the company date back to the year 1818. It all began with the takeover of a spinning mill in Heidenheim an der Brenz, where the company is still based today. The company has been dealing with dressing materials since the 1870s. Today, the HARTMANN GROUP has more than 11,000 employees. The company is divided into a number of subsidiaries and operates internationally. Approximately one third of sales are generated in Germany, another 56 percent in the rest of Europe, and the remaining 10 percent are spread over the other continents. This article is based on the unique List of the 100 largest medical technology companies in Germany.
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Wound treatment, incontinence care and OP protection
Dressing materials and wound care products still form the core business. In addition, the company is also active in several medical-related fields, including natural healing products (subsidiary: Kneipp GmbH) and disinfectants and hygiene products (subsidiary: Bode Chemie GmbH). For wound treatment, the HARTMANN GROUP supplies wound dressings, plasters and fixing bandages, among other things. Another focus is incontinence care (briefs and pads, care products). Paul Hartmann AG also supplies materials for risk protection during operations (e.g. complete surgical sets, clothing, surgical drapes). Other fields include compression and support bandages or cotton wool for cosmetic purposes.
Hartmann products are used by doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient care services, but also by businesses and private consumers. Many Hartmann products are part of the standard range of pharmacies and medical supplies stores.
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