Ever since Maquet's founding in Germany in 1838, it has helped hospitals with innovative products such as the first motorized operating table. A Maquet table was used for the first heart transplant surgery in 1967, in South Africa. Firsthand understanding of clinical challenges and continuous optimization of its products established Maquet as a leading provider of medical systems.
Today Maquet is a product brand within Getinge. The Maquet brand provides a broad range of products and innovative treatment solutions and infrastructure functions for extremely demanding hospital departments, including operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, catheter laboratories and intensive care units as well as intra- and inter-hospital patient transportation.
Getinge generates sales of close to SEK 30 billion and conducts sales via proprietary companies throughout the world. The production is conducted at facilities in Brazil, Dominican Republic, France, Canada, China, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the US. In total, Getinge has over 15,500 employees in more than 41 countries. Getinge's head office is located in Gothenburg, Sweden.