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THE HISTORY OF SCHAERER MEDICAL AG
Maurice Schaerer laid the foundation stone for the Schaerer Medical AG of today in 1892 by founding a factory for surgical instruments and hospital equipment. The status as limited liability company was acquired in 1903. Thereafter a worldwide network of daughter companies and sales partners was quickly established.
The close collaboration of the company with leading doctors started in 1906. Together with the later Nobel Prize winner, Professor Theodor Kocher, it developed new surgical instruments, which attracted attention all over the world. Further pioneering concepts for the equipment of complete operating wings were developed together with Professor Tavel of the University of Berne. In 1908 Fritz Schaerer, the nephew of Maurice Schaerer, joined the company. His engineering knowledge helped further improve mainly working and manufacturing methods.
Maurice Schaerer founds Schaerer Medical AG and develops surgical instrument line with Nobel Prize winner Prof. Theodor Kocher.
Schaerer set a milestone in 1912 with the delivery of one of the first mobile operating tables worldwide. In closest collaboration with Prof. Fritz De Quervain of the surgical University Clinic Berne the table was optimised to such an extent, that Schaerer was awarded the Grand Prix of the World Exhibition in Paris two years later.
Not even the First World War and the world economic crisis were able to affect the rise of the company. In 1939 Schaerer developed two fully equipped operating carriages for the army. After the Second World War Schaerer rapidly acquired a reputation as a general provider for the equipment of complete operating theatres.
Schaerer brought the first operating table with X-ray translucent table top and central control system to the market with the Nova X-Ray. The Nova X-Ray was replaced in 1973 by the S-table, the predecessor of the well known operating table range schaerer® axis 400-800.
Schaerer was the first manufacturer succeeding in developing a mobile operating table being certified both for the European and the American market and being compatible with both electric mains networks. This was the first generation of the schaerer® axis 400-800 range. The successors of this range are still leading in the market and set a standard as far as quality and long service life are concerned.
Schaerer relocated its production department to Münsingen. In 2002 all company departments were brought together at the present production site and company head office in Münsingen near Berne.
Schaerer took over the majority shareholding of Ohio Medical Instruments in the US, manufacturer of neuro-surgical instruments being sold under the Mayfield brand, which is well known worldwide.
From 2003-2008 the company figured under the brand name Schaerer Mayfield. As from the middle of 2008, Schaerer was taken over by an investor, successfully restructured and since then goes under the name of Schaerer Medical AG and Schaerer Medical USA Inc.
Schaerer introduced two ground-breaking innovations to the market: the mobile operating table Schaerer ARCUS and the Schaerer MIS Extension System. With a load capacity of up to 500 kg in standard position and up to 360 kg dynamic load capacity in all positions the Schaerer ARCUS table is specially indicated for bariatric surgery, ideally completing the existing operating table portfolio of the company. The new Extension System set a benchmark as far as minimum invasive hip surgery is concerned, having been developed in close collaboration with Dr. Grob and Prof. Kuster of the Kantonsspital St. Gallen.
Schaerer Medical AG took over 100% of Schaerer Mayfield USA, Inc. in Cincinnati, strengthening his position as a worldwide leading manufacturer of mobile operating tables, medical accessories and special products for all surgical disciplines and applications.
Schaerer focused on service by strengthening and expanding the Service Organisation. Trainings for service engineers were rearranged, more than 40 technicians being trained on Schaerer products worldwide.
Schaerer Medical celebrates the 100 year jubilee of its mobile OT-tables with numerous events in Switzerland and abroad.
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Team Switzerland and International
Employees with a lot of knowledge and experience, high motivated with passion and
various nationalities and languages (Swiss, Spaniards, Italian, Germans, Portuguese, etc.).
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Mayfield Brain & Spine
The Mayfield Clinic, Cincinnati, OH
Naruvi Hospital, India
World-class healthcare in Vellore
Private Hospital in South Africa
About Schaerer Medical
Schaerer Medical is a leading manufacturer of mobile operating tables and medical accessories for all surgical disciplines and fields of applications.
With more than 100 years of exerience, Schaerer Medical is a growing Swiss engineering and manufacturing company with history and a bright future.
Together with our partners we continuously invest in the development of innovative and gentle on the patient products and applications, in close collaboration with leading surgeons and partners from medicine and medical technology.
The US subsidary is part of the group since 2001 and has launched many exiting products to the US market.
Schaerer Medical Schaerer products are known worldwide and stand for Swiss precision and processing quality, long service life and economy.