For more than 30 years, VBM has been all about Medical Engineering. Having started out as a small company based in the northern Black Forest, our history is that of a steady and solid growth. From the beginning up until today, we would like to show you the defining milestones of our path to becoming an international family business with innovative, unique products and almost 200 employees.
Product launch i-Bougie. The versatile Introducer to facilitate difficult intubation.
Tourniquet Touch product launch. Our new generation of Tourniquets with touch screen technology.
Our Quality Management System is now certified in the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP).
ScalpelCric product launch. A surgical set for cricothyrotomy according to the scalpel technique.
VBM acquires shares in a long-term production partner CCB Medical Devices in Malaysia. With this joint venture it is possible to increase production capacity and use synergies between the two companies.
Carina Bertram takes over the family business and becomes part of the VBM executive management team.
Our new malleable intubation stylet S-Guide has been developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Patrick Schoettker of the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland.
Introduction of the Surgicric in three sets. Our new device for cricothyrotomy.
With completion of the new production and warehouse building we now have over 12,000sqm floor space.
Launch of the Pocket Introducer.
The Introducer with the smallest possible pack size.
Volker Bertram receives the honorary citizenship of Sulz am Neckar.
Introduction of our first microprocessor controlled tourniquet with digital pressure indicator: the Tourniquet 9000.
The Cuff Controller for automatic cuff pressure measuring and adjustment is introduced.
Jörn Kelch, Ruth Lebold and Frank Hägele support Volker Bertram in the executive management.
Implementation of the quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 13485.
Introduction of the first generation of laryngeal tubes.
VBM has DIN EN ISO 9001/EN 4001 certification.
Inauguration of the new building in the industrial area “Kastell” in Sulz am Neckar.
Introduction of the Quicktrach. Our first product to secure the airway with a surgical method (cricothyrotomy).
As the second product we present a tourniquet.
The first product enters the market: the VBM Cuff Manometer.
The VBM Medizintechnik GmbH was founded by Volker Bertram in Sulz/Neckar in Germany.