Gebrüder Martin - Ein Unternehmen der KLS Martin Group - 78532 Tuttlingen - eine starke Region

Contact Details

  • Adress
    KLS Martin Platz 1
  • City
    78532 Tuttlingen
  • Country
  • Tel.
    07461/ 7060
  • Fax
    07461/ 706193

Working hours

  • Monday
    7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
  • Tuesday
    7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
  • Thursday
    7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
  • Friday
    7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
  • Saturday
  • Sunday


Gebrüder Martin - Ein Unternehmen der KLS Martin Group

Products / Services top

Research and Development of new products

More than 50 engineers and development specialists are constantly involved in the implementation of new projects and the improvement of existing products.

They have the most advanced 3D CAD plus powerful prototype building tools at their disposal. The 3D Solid Imaging System allows them to create specific precision models on the basis of design drawings. Stereolithographic models are used to optimize patient-specific implants.


Our products:

Scalpels, Scissors, Forceps, Artery Forceps, Cotton Swap Forceps, Retractors, Probes, Applicators, Diagnostics, Trocars, Cannulas, Anaesthesia, Suture, Dressings, Bone Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Implants, Tracheotomy, Goitre, Dermatology, Stomach, Liver, Gall bladder, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Caliphers, Otology, Rhinology, Tonsillectomy, Asepsis, Hygiene, Storage, Receptacles, Miscellaneous

Certificates / Quality management top

KLS Martin has implemented a total quality management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO 9001 and the European legislation concerning medical devices. Of course, relevant national regulations have been taken into account as well - such as the requirements issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Canadian legislation.

This ensures that all our products are consistently checked in a controlled process until they are finally released after thorough testing and inspection (100% quality check). Rigorous quality control is supported by analyses and materials testing conducted in our own high-tech lab. And where necessary, we don't hesitate to have materials or products tested and approved by independent institutes before launching them on the market.


Any insight gained from deviations and complaints is fed into a continuous quality optimization process to make sure that our products steadily improve. Better for users - and better for the application at hand.


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About us top

The KLS Martin Group was founded in 2004 as an umbrella organization representing the following independent, medium-sized companies: Gebrüder Martin GmbH, Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik, Rudolf Buck, Stuckenbrock Medizintechnik, KLS Martin and KLS Martin USA. The group of companies as such, however, was founded much earlier.


Back in 1923, at a time marked by galloping inflation, five enterprises from the Tuttlingen area decided to join forces in order to strengthen their international competitiveness through a joint sales company, Gebrüder Martin GmbH. A successful move. Nowadays, the Group is represented by sales partners in more than 140 countries. In addition, it has its own sales subsidiaries in Great Britain, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Japan and maintains representative offices in Russia, China and Dubai.


In a nutshell: The original group of surgical instrument manufacturers has matured into a globally leading supplier of medical technology solutions for almost all surgical fields - and a trailblazer in the industry as well.


The group and its partners - The members of KLS Martin Group


Gebrüder Martin GmbH & Co. KG

The sales company, founded in 1923 by seven partners at the time, is still responsible for the Group's global sales and marketing efforts. The Tuttlingen-based company has roughly 200 employees and boasts a state-of-the-art Logistics Center with a floor space of approx. 7,000 square meters. Thanks to the use of advanced technology, orders can be processed fast to ensure prompt delivery.


Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG

This family-owned enterprise, located in Mühlheim (Germany), was founded in 1896 and is currently managed by family members of the fourth and fifth generations. Originally a clock-maker, the company soon switched to manufacturing surgical instruments and joined the Gebrüder Martin sales company as a shareholder in 1923 in an effort to gain access to international markets. Nowadays, the company with its roughly 330 employees has become a leading high-tech firm working closely with medical specialists to continuously optimize its medical technology solutions across the board - in quality, function, precision and service.


KLS Martin GmbH + Co. KG

KLS Martin GmbH & Co. KG, based in Umkirch (Germany), has been a member of Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik since 2004. Originally founded in Freiburg (Germany) by Fritz Hüttinger in 1922, the company became a member of Trumpf Maschinenfabrik for a number of years in the 1990s. As a specialist for electromedical devices from the outset, the firm with its roughly 40 engineers and developers is well-known for its trail-blazing electrosurgical devices and laser systems - and particularly for the standards it has been setting in terms of miniaturization.


Stuckenbrock Medizintechnik GmbH

The Tuttlingen company, established in 1990, boasts a tradition-rich portfolio: In 1998 Karl Vögele Medizintechnik, a Tuttlingen-based manufacturer of surgical instruments since 1884, was taken over and merged with Stuckenbrock Medizintechnik. The extended product range also includes dental instruments, scalpels, electromedical accessories and - notably - standard and special implants for use in traumatology and orthopedics, with special focus on the upper and lower extremities.


Rudolf Buck GmbH

Rudolf Buck was one of the initiators and founders of Gebrüder Martin back in 1923. His own firm, established in the same year, offers special products to round off the Group's comprehensive portfolio to this day. In 2007 the company - now managed by Rudolf Buck's successors - relocated to Mühlheim to operate from new headquarters.

Corporate philosophy top

For KLS Martin, this motto is more than a claim - it is a commitment as well. The claim is based on our continuous effort to research, develop, manufacture and market innovative solutions. The commitment shows in the result: all parties involved - from sales partners to users to patients - can be sure to get a solution of impeccable quality that satisfies the highest demands.


Each and every one of these innovations has been developed, tested and optimized in close collaboration with users, physicians, surgeons and scientists. In fact, many of them have come to be considered the "gold standard" in their respective field of application.


Let us give you a few examples that highlight our passion and determination in searching for surgical innovations and improving the resulting products in an ongoing process. An excellent example is the various osteosynthesis systems developed by the Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group (S.O.R.G.) centered around Professor Champy, along with the distractors optimized later by the so-called "Zurich Design". Or consider our advanced clean-room production facilities for manufacturing the resorbable implants that are at the heart of our SonicWeld Rx® system. Or take the KLS Martin laser systems operating on a wavelength that is just perfect for resecting pulmonary metastases.


Most importantly, however, our claim includes a commitment to openness and flexibility. KLS Martin is always ready to explore new surgical application territory. This doesn't necessarily include all fields - because it's the focus and the expertise that count.


There's nothing we're not up to.
Except resting on our oars.

Innovative, investment-minded, growth-oriented: all of these epithets apply to KLS Martin, a group of medium-sized companies focused on the development of comprehensive medical-technical problem solutions in close collaboration with users solutions that offer a unique combination of innovativeness and practical adequacy highly appreciated by surgeons and medical staff alike. Most importantly, however, they benefit patients by restoring their health.


Once upon a time
there were seven smart Swabians.

The economic crisis helped to make it happen. In 1923, Germany was in the grip of hyperinflation, so hard currency that didn't devalue could be earned only abroad. However, export required an enterprise of sufficient size. To overcome this obstacle, seven Tuttlingen companies competitors in the market decided to join forces, thus founding the Gebrüder Martin sales organization.


The capital of medical technology.
Sales partners and distribution.

KLS Martin earns roughly 75 percent of its proceeds in foreign markets, roughly two thirds of this share in Europe. The Group is represented in the USA, Russia, China, Japan, Dubai/UAE, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia, Italy, France and The Netherlands, either by its own subsidiaries or through partner companies. Our Tuttlingen Logistics Center services specialized dealers in more than 140 countries all over the world. The Center in figures: 50,000 storage locations, over 2,000 order items per day, 95% availability.



16,000 successful operations.
Products Made in Germany.

With its comprehensive, user-focused product portfolio, KLS Martin sees itself as your partner in the OR and the Central Sterile Supply Department. Our product range comprises more than 16,000 instruments and devices, plus surgical and comprehensive services. The name of KLS Martin stands for high-quality, innovative medical technology. Our special strengths are in cranio-maxillofacial surgery, hand surgery, HF surgery and operating lights. Many of our products are market leaders. The drivers of this success are no secret: innovative research & development, highly advanced manufacturing facilities and an internationally operating sales organization. But most prominently, our products are all Made in Germany.

Put to the real test.
We're our own severest critics.

At KLS Martin, all processes and operations from R&D all the way to the after-sales service are governed by a comprehensive quality management system complying with international standards (DIN EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO 9001) and the European Medical Device Directive. Important national regulations have been integrated as well, e.g. those of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Canadian legislation. All of our products and their materials are thoroughly tested in our in-house lab, which allows the sumulation of even the most extreme processing conditions.


Core values sustained:
social responsibility, resource conservation and environmental compatibility.

The respectful treatment of people, society and the environment has always been a matter of course to us. By design, most of our products can be recycled and used over many years, thus saving resources and reducing waste. Environmentally-friendly and recyclable materials are used also for our production processes, and energy and water consumption monitoring is a top priority as well. A case in point: our largest manufacturing site includes a heat recovery plant for efficient energy utilization. These and many other measures are clear evidence of our environmental commitment.


The Staff

Passion the hallmark of all KLS Martin employees.
Whatever language they speak.

More than 1100 people work for KLS Martin on a global scale, 220 of them as members of our sales organization and roughly 60 in our R&D divisions. Depending on the field of activity, many of them are highly qualified individuals who are very passionate about their work. No less international than the Group itself are its employees, who communicate with each other mainly in German, English, Spanish, French and Italian.


Operation Training.
Welcome to the future.

KLS Martin offers qualified training and interesting perspectives to active young people with a desire to learn and make the most of their professional future, either in the technical or commercial field. Apprentices and trainees are highly valued at KLS Martin because we will depend on their knowledge, skills and qualifications in the international markets of the future.


Always up-to-date.
Trade fairs and events.

Year after year, KLS Martin participates in more than 300 trade fairs and events all over the world many of them organized by us. A list of the most important events is always available to you on our homepage.

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Adress information:
KLS Martin Platz 1
78532 Tuttlingen
Tel: 07461/ 7060
Fax: 07461/ 706193
Working hours:
Monday:7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
Tuesday:7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
Wednesday:7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
Thursday:7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr
Friday:7:30 bis 16:45 Uhr