History

History

We look back on over 50 years of expertise in the field of reprocessing of medical devices. A history of craftsmanship, precision engineering and innovation.

The Belimed history

Our history dates back to 1968, when the then Netzsch-Newamatic GmbH delivered the first washing machine for laboratory glassware. About twenty years later the foundation stone for the Belimed brand was laid: The Swiss founding fathers had the vision of combining the first-class stainless steel processing of Belinox with the laundry technology know-how of Gehrig to produce innovative products for the medical industry.


In 1990, the time had come: Belimed Inc. was founded as a joint venture between Belinox, a company with a long history in craftsmanship, precision engineering and stainless steel products, and Gehrig AG, a manufacturer of high-quality dishwashers for restaurants and hotels. Through a series of acquisitions, Belimed's product portfolio expanded to include a reliable and robust collection of washer-disinfectors, sterilizers and sterile processing equipment, as well as competent service and support to support all product solutions.

2010 – 2019

  • 2018 Expansion of the product portfolio with new chemistry under the brand Belimed Protect™
  • 2016 Transfer of the Belimed Academy to HQ Zug
  • 2015 Transfer to the new HQ in Zug
  • 2012 Completed the addition of a new manufacturing facility located in Slovenia

2000 – 2009

  • 2009 Acquisition of Sanamij B.V., and Sanamij Budapest Kft.
  • 2007 Foundation of Belimed Medical Equipment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., China
  • 2007 Acquisition of Assistance Technique Para Medicale (France)
  • 2005 Acquisition of Schaerer Mayfield Schweiz AG’s infection control division
  • 2004 Belimed Limited (United Kingdom) established
  • 2001 Belimed SAS (France) established
  • 2000 Acquisition of Bisaco SA (Belgium)
  • 2000 New market entry under the uniform Belimed brand

1980 – 1999

  • 1999 Acquisition of the Sauter group, the Center of Competence for sterilization
  • 1997 Acquisition of Netzsch-Newamatic GmbH (Germany and Slovenia) and Avenatech Inc. (USA)
  • 1995 Kleindienst-Belimed GmbH (Germany) established
  • 1993 Entry into the development and production of cleaning equipment for the pharmaceutical industry
  • 1990 The product range expands to include cleaning and disinfection machines for flexible endoscopes
  • 1990 Belimed AG (Switzerland) and Belimed GmbH (Austria) established

1968 – 1979

  • 1977 Delivery of the first steam sterilizer by Sauter AG, also acquired by Belimed in 1999
  • 1968 Delivery of the first automated washing machine for laboratory glass by Netzsch Newamatic GmbH, acquired by Belimed in 1997