Since 2004, the KLS Martin Group has been the umbrella brand of the medium-sized companies Gebrüder Martin, Karl Leibinger Medizintechnik, Rudolf Buck, Stuckenbrock Medical Technology, KLS Martin D and KLS Martin USA.
The business group itself has existed since 1923, when five companies from Tuttlingen and the surrounding area joined forces under pressure of inflation to compete internationally through joint distribution through Brothers Martin. With success. Today, the group is represented by specialist dealers in over 140 countries and has its own sales subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Japan. In addition, KLS Martin maintains representative offices in Russia, China and Dubai.
In short, manufacturers of surgical instruments have become a world leader in medical device solutions for virtually all areas of surgery and an innovation driver in the industry.
The Group and its shareholders - The companies of the KLS Martin Group
Gebrüder Martin GmbH & Co. KG
The distribution company was founded in 1923 by the then seven shareholders and is still responsible for the marketing and worldwide distribution of the group. The company employs around 200 people and has a goods supply center in Tuttlingen, which, with a size of around 7,000 square meters and state-of-the-art logistics, ensures fast completion of orders and on-time delivery.
Karl Leibinger Medical Technology GmbH & Co. KG
The family-owned company based in Mühlheim was founded in 1896 and is now being run by the fourth and fifth generation. Originally a watchmaker, the company soon turned to the manufacture of surgical instruments and opened up as a shareholder of the sales organization Gebrüder Martin from 1923 the international market. The company, with around 330 employees, is now a high-tech forge that works closely with human medicine specialists to continuously optimize the quality, functionality, precision and service of its medical technology solutions.
KLS Martin GmbH + Co. KG
The KLS Martin GmbH + Co. KG in Umkirch belongs since 2004 to the Karl Leibinger medical technology. Originally founded in Freiburg in 1922 by Fritz Hüttinger, the company initially transferred to Trumpf Maschinenfabrik in the 1990s. Specializing in electromedical devices from the beginning, the company, with its 40 or so engineers and developers, is responsible for state-of-the-art electrosurgical and laser devices - as well as for miniaturizing the units that have set the standard.
Stuckenbrock Medizintechnik GmbH
Founded in 1990 in Tuttlingen, the company has a good deal of tradition in its portfolio: in 1998, Karl Vögele Medizintechnik, which had been manufacturing surgical instruments in Tuttlingen since 1884, was recruited by Stuckenbrock Medizintechnik. Other products include dental instruments, scalpels, electro-medical equipment and, in particular, standard and specialty implants for upper and lower extremity traumatology and orthopedics.
Rudolf Buck GmbH
Rudolf Buck was initiator and co-founder of the brothers Martin in 1923. His own company, founded in the same year, rounds off the entire offer of the group with special products. Since 2007, the company headed by the successors Rudolf Bucks has been located in a new company building in Mühlheim.
Product / Service Portfolio
Research and development of new products
More than 50 engineers and developers take care of the implementation of new projects and the improvement of existing products every day.
You work on the most modern 3D CAD systems, have an efficient prototype production and, thanks to the 3D solid imaging system, can produce individual precision models according to the design drawing. Stereolithography models help with the adaptation of custom-made implants.
Our product range:
Scalpels, scissors, tweezers, arterial clamps, swab and grain forceps, retractors, probes, cotton swabs, diagnostics, trocars, suction devices, anesthesia, sutures, bandages, bone surgery, cardiac and vascular surgery, neurosurgery, implants, tracheotomy, goiter surgery, stomach, intestines, Liver, bile, gynecology, obstetrics, measuring circles, otology, rhinology, tonsillectomy, asepsis, storage, stainless steel vessels, various
Medtech product segments
- Biomaterials / Implant Materials
- Surgical instruments
- Electrotherapy Devices
- Implants / Prosthesis
- Light / laser technology
- Sterilization products / container systems
- Single Use Instruments
- Medical Disposables