Think globally, act innovatively - Abbott, a company with 120 years of history and more than 72,000 employees worldwide, meets this challenge. Abbott focuses in particular on the following business areas: Pharmaceutical products, medical diagnostic and test equipment, medical and surgical instruments, products for animal health. An essential part of this is the creation of a company-wide culture of innovation that brings Abbott's credo "See through the customers eyes" to life.
The listed company Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA in Lübeck develops, produces and sells equipment and systems in the fields of medical, safety and diving technology. Medical technology: Dräger is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medical equipment. Medical Technology is Drägerwerk AG's division with the highest sales. Before the merger with the parent company in 2015, it operated independently as Dräger Medical AG & Co. KG and most recently as Dräger Medical GmbH. Medical Technology is headquartered in Lübeck and employs around 6,000 people worldwide. Dräger Medical generated earnings before interest and taxes of EUR 76.7 million in 2009.
Founded in Zurich in 1923 and headquartered in Schaan (Liechtenstein), Ivoclar Vivadent is a leading provider of dental technology. Ivoclar Vivadent is represented in 25 countries and supplies 120 countries worldwide. With around 3,300 employees, the company produces products for direct restorative therapy, fixed prosthetics and removable prosthetics. LEAD Innovation was able to support Ivoclar Vivadent as part of a LEAD User project to create a process innovation in 2016.
The two renowned traditional companies Lohmann Medical, founded in 1851, and Rauscher, founded in 1899, merged in 1998 to form a powerful joint venture with equal rights: Lohmann & Rauscher International GmbH & Co. KG. The group is headquartered in Rengsdorf, Germany. In addition to the main locations in Germany and Austria, Lohmann & Rauscher is represented in 17 other countries with 3000 employees and more than 30 partners in all important markets of the world. This international success is documented by the sales volume of over 400 million €.
For more than 100 years, PARI has made a name for itself as a globally recognized specialist in respiratory therapy. Today, PARI GmbH develops modern devices for inhalation therapy. Marketing and sales for Germany, Europe and the rest of the world (with the exception of North America) are also carried out successfully from the headquarters in Starnberg, Germany.
Since 2006 we have been continuously supporting innovation projects for the Diagnostics Division of Roche, the world's leading company in the field of human diagnostics with a broad range of products and services in all medical fields. With the LEAD User Method, we have successfully created a large number of optimal solutions for scientists and patients in tomorrow's laboratories and hospitals.
The Austrian family business W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH, with a total of almost 1000 employees and headquarters in Bürmoos near Salzburg, is one of the world's leading suppliers of precision dental equipment. The W&H product range includes products for dental practices, dental clinics, dental laboratories and for microsurgery. It exports more than 95% of its products to over 80 countries. Technology and growth are both important core elements of the company. One of W&H's guiding principles is "People have Priority".