Medical excellence since 1838
Every day, around 700,000 people worldwide undergo a surgical procedure. One third of these interventions are performed on Maquet OR tables. Today, Maquet is all around you. It is the walls of the operating theater; the portable life support machine or the OR integration solution, an all-in-one control center for the Hybrid OR.
When the company was established in 1838, anesthetics and hand washing were not yet a regular part of medical care, and Samuel Morse was working on the final details of his electric telegraph. As medicine has evolved over the past decades - so too has Maquet: from a mid-sized OR table manufacturer to a world-leading brand of comprehensive therapeutic solutions.
The company's unique history of surgical innovations has direct links with the rapid development in medical research and surgery. Since its foundation, clinics all over the world trusted in Maquet products and later in its solutions. By the end of the 19th century, Maquet had been honored with 36 international awards for its outstanding achievements. Rapid developments followed in the areas of surgical infrastructure and solutions for ventilation, cardiovascular surgery or anesthesia. During the next decades, the product range was expanded and the company developed a global sale and service organization and a broad network of sales partners.
In 2000 Maquet was acquired by Getinge Group, a Swedish based global provider of products and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost efficiency within healthcare and life sciences.
Today Maquet is a product brand within Getinge Group. The Maquet brand provides a broad range of products and innovative treatment solutions contributing every day to saving lives and ensuring excellent care.
Passion for life
Getinge Group provides products and services for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments, elderly care and for life science companies and institutions. The company operates under the three product brands of ArjoHuntleigh, Getinge and Maquet, generating sales of more than SEK 30 billion in 2015.
Production is conducted at facilities in Brazil, France, Canada, China, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the US. Today, more than 15,000 Getinge employees in 40 countries are dedicated to improving the quality of patients' lives.