Company portrait of Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbH
Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbH - We are so-called "hidden champions"
Every day, people all over the world use products and solutions produced by Henke-Sass, Wolf – often without even realizing it, as most of our products show the brand and label of our customers and not our name. As an internationally successful medium-sized company and a technological leader in the medical endoscopy sector, we are considered a “hidden champion” – certainly not hidden for our longstanding business partners and customers.
Sophisticated design, ease of handling and legendary durability are attributes that apply not only to our medical endoscopes, our syringes, our applicators and our flowmeters. Our solutions are in demand worldwide and we market them internationally too: Henke-Sass, Wolf is a lean global player with its headquarters at the world’s center of medical technology.
Numerous patents, registered trade marks and utility models held by Henke-Sass, Wolf all provide proof of our innovative strength. Every year we invest significantly in research, development and manufacture of our products. Our mission is to offer our customers the best possible solution, and to continue to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative and reliable solutions in our product sectors – far into the future.
Close to the customer – worldwide
It all began inside a garage in Tuttlingen, Germany, in 1921. Today, Henke-Sass, Wolf is one of the leading firms in medical technology. With our own production facilities in our most important markets, we manufacture a select range of the highest-quality instruments for special sectors of medical technology and for numerous industry sectors. Around 1,500 specialized employees worldwide and an export quota of over 80% reflect the international commitment and global presence of our company.
Inventing, developing and improving
The passion for developing technological solutions in the sectors of medical technology and industrial products – or, briefly put, engineering ingenuity – represents the essence of Henke-Sass, Wolf. Ever since it was founded in 1921, the company has been deeply and intensively involved in research, development and design for reliable solutions in these sectors.
The calibrated glass metal cylindrical syringe was invented by us, for instance, and the disposable syringe was radically simplified. For decades now we have been an OEM manufacturer for the medical endoscopy sector. As a producer and specialist in micro-optics, we significantly improved the optics on rigid endoscopes and developed autoclavable endoscopes. And with Wenkert we have acquired a company that enhances our product portfolio in the medical endoscopy sector with optimal instruments.
Innovative, useful and consequently future proof technological solutions have turned Henke-Sass, Wolf into an internationally successful company. We continue to place our trust in engineering ingenuity for the future as well, and invest significantly in research, development and design.
Economically efficient and highly precise Production
Engineering ingenuity means knowing how to do things. Engineering ingenuity from Henke-Sass, Wolf also means knowing how to mass produce things reliably. This is why Henke-Sass, Wolf has a high degree of vertical integration in all its product sectors. In all our areas of activity, we rely on highly-qualified employees. To produce our mechanical high-precision components we use state-of-the-art technology, automated systems and robots. The highly precise micro-optical components which we manufacture in-house are an important quality feature of our medical endoscopes. And of course we achieve synergy effects at our international locations. With this interplay of know-how, vertical integration and global presence, we achieve the highest quality while remaining economically competitive.
Quality is more than standard
With its innovations Henke-Sass, Wolf has set or influenced standards in numerous sectors. As part of the integrated technology platform within the company, we have developed a standard for the highest proven quality for all our locations worldwide. All Henke-Sass, Wolf products also comply with the applicable national and international quality standards demanded by the relevant markets. That means our partners can rest assured that our proven technology will provide them with the same optimum level of quality worldwide.
The QM system at Henke-Sass, Wolf is geared towards and certified in accordance with the following norms and regulations:
- ISO 13485:2016
- ISO 9001:2015
Furthermore, for special production sectors, quality management from Henke-Sass, Wolf is geared towards and certified in accordance with the following (if applicable):
- Medizinproduktegesetz (MPG)
- Guideline 93/42 EWG as amended by Guideline 2007/47/EG, appendix II, section 3, V and VII
Service quality is product quality
It’s only when the service is good that everything is good. This is why we place project teams with specialists at our customers' disposal when new solutions are being developed. The specialists ensure that individual requirements can be rapidly realized. Our partners can rely on us for everything – from labeling to marketing support with materials and documentation. And our own Service Centers in Europe, the USA and China ensure that maintenance or repair jobs can be carried out quickly and safely. The high availability of original spare parts gives our customers additional application security.