• Vomed – Precision right from the start.
  • Vomed – Keep Moving.
  • Vomed – When good ideas are turned into even better products.
  • Vomed – Always the right solution in stock.
  • Vomed – Grasp what matters.
  • Vomed – A firm eye on the future.

The global systems supplier from grandmother's kitchen.

VOLZER Stopcock, 1961
Insufflation Cannula VERESS, 1964
ARTHmed® Hand Instrument, 2006

Since 1959, the family-run company from Tuttlingen has been making an impression with its masterful medical technology.

It is no coincidence that the so-called VOLZER stopcocks are well known to this day in the world of medical technology. After all, they represent everything one associates with VOMED and its products, namely maximum precision, robustness and reliability – or put another way: quality which can only be achieved through intelligent development work and first-class craftsmanship. This is the very aim which has characterised the family-run company from Tuttlingen from the very beginning.

"It all started in my great-grandmother's kitchen", says Hans-Thomas Volzer, who has run the company since 1997. His father Rudi Volzer started his own business there in 1959 with the first small orders. Whereas at first the main focus was on the production of  metal stopcocks and adapters, the product range was then continually expanded.  VOMED thus grew to become a systems partner, planning, developing, producing and finally assembling all products under one roof.

The quality products of Volzer also made a name for themselves internationally and today VOMED exports approximately a third of its products to the USA, Latin America and Australia as well as to other European countries.

The history of VOMED

1959Foundation of the company by master surgical instrument  maker Volzer in his grandmother's kitchen
1960Recruitment of first employees
1961Production of the first VOLZER stopcocks by hand
1964Start of production of Insufflation Cannulaes according to VERESS
1965The company moves to the new residential and factory building
(In Göhren 6, Tuttlingen)
1968Design of the first product catalogue
1969Development and production of suction and irrigation instruments
1974Purchase of the first electronically controlled lathe
1975Production of first trocar systems 
1978Training of the first industrial apprentice
1981Purchase of the first computer-controlled lathe
1982Development of adapters and respiratory valves for anaesthesia
198425-year company anniversary (23 employees)
1989Move to the new administration building (In Göhren 25, Tuttlingen, Germany)
1993Inauguration of new production hall (Eltastraße 7, Tuttlingen, Germany)
1994Purchase of further modern CNC lathes
1996First participation in the world's largest medical technology trade fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany

Renaming of the company "VOLZER Medizintechnik" to "VOMED Volzer Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG" The founder's son, Hans-Thomas Volzer, takes over as Managing Director
1998Introduction of a quality management system, certification of the company to standard EN ISO 13485:2003/AC:2007
1999VOMED becomes a registered trademark
2000The first company website goes online 
2003Production of first Shaver-Blades for Arthroscopy
2006Development and marketing of the ARTHmed® Hand Instruments
2007Training of the first commercial apprentice
200950-year company anniversary (43 employees)

Entry in the "Deutsche Markenlexikon: Medizin und Gesundheit"
(German brand lexicon: medicine and health)
Introduction of a new brand logo
2013Introduction of our new brand "V-advance" for instruments in the fields of Arthroscopy and Laparoscopy
2014founder Rudi Volzer passed away 
201960th anniversary oft he company