From a backyard workshop to a global enterprise.

Our corporate history.

MILESTONES


1966
Günter Geister moves to Tuttlingen and starts a new career in the surgical industry.

1984
Founding of GEISTER family company as private company "Günter Geister" located in Talstr. 8 in Tuttlingen. Manufacturing of surgical instruments under Private Label/ OEM for U.S. wholesalers with buying office in Tuttlingen. Initial product: Atraumatic Tissue Forceps and Bulldog Clamps.

1986
Starting export to Japan and other countries. Adding ring-handled Clamps to production range.

1989
GEISTER moves to own bulding in Föhrenstr. 2.

1991
Adding laparoscopy instruments to production range.

1992
Incorporation as GEISTER Medizintechnik KG. Dipl.Wirt.Ing. (FH) Carsten Geister joins the company

1993
Incorporation as GEISTER Medizintechnik GmbH, Managing Directors: Günter Geister, Carsten Geister.

1994
1st extension of factory building.Medica participation and expansion of GEISTER brand business with 1st full catalog.

1995
Introduction of first generation ESU-X diathermy range.

1997
2nd extension of factory building. Manufacturing of robotic instruments.

1998
Market instroduction of headlight systems and Speroni™ One for All Retractor.

1999
New main catalog "Cardiovascular and Thoracic".

2000
Foundation of GEISTER, Inc. as U.S. representative office in Plymouth, Mass.. Design of Mohr instruments for MIVR.

2001
Introduction of marketing slogan "The better way to operate™"

2003
3rd extension of factory building - administrative offices and showroom.

2005
Launch of Neurosurgery/ Spine range.

2006
Introduction of ValveGate™ range for MIVR. Introduction of Maazouzi APS™ System for aortic plasty with autologous pericardium and Ley Devices and Prostheses for prevention and treatment of median sternotomy complications.

2007
Foundation of Geister China Representative Office in Beijing/ P.R. of China.

2008
Brand business makes 90% of sales, exporting to exclusive distributors in approx. 70 countries. GEISTER joins United Nations Global Compact.

2009
Foundation of Geister India Representative Office in Mumbai (Bombay). Extension of Neuro/ Spine range. "Like diamonds in your hands!™" Microsurgery range introduced worldwide with great success. Introduction of the new design lines "PANDOR™" and "FAIRGRIP™". Despite economic crisis and budget constraints GEISTER achieves a decent global growth rate.

2010
GEISTER expands and more than doubles its production space and capacity on 43500 squarefoot newly acquired land, just next to the existing factory area. In a first expansion phase a 11000 squarefoot factory extension building is being constructed. ValveGate™PRO series added to ValveGate™ product family.

2011
Foundation of the GEISTER Emirates Representative Office in Dubai. Release of a completely new main catalog CARDIO in a practical format. Launch of the ValveGate™Mini range for bypass surgery "en miniature". Restructuring of "POWERED" product range and addition of laparoscopic instruments to the HF-accessories offered.

2012
Expansion of machine facilities with state of the art 5-axis CNC-centers and EDM machines. Introduction of electronic archiving and document management as a first step to a paperless office.
2013
6th factory expansion started. Constructing a new admministration and training building and a new logistics building along Bodenseestraße
2014
Celebtaring 30th anniversary. Opening of new facilities providing company with 48000 squarefeet of workspace.
2016
Introducing UDI-marking with latest laser technology
2017
Factory extension inventory building for raw materials and parts

Contact details


GEISTER Medizintechnik GmbH
Föhrenstrasse 2
D-78532 Tuttlingen

Fon: +49 (0) 7461 / 966 24-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7461 / 966 24-22
info@geister.com