With its constantly growing portfolio of effective medical care solutions, B. Braun makes a substantial contribution towards protecting and improving people’s lives and health around the entire world. The family-owned company supplies the global healthcare market with products and systems for anesthesia, intensive care, cardiology, extracorporeal blood treatment, and surgery, as well as providing services for clinics, physician in private practices, and the home care sector.
Located in Melsungen, North of Hesse, B. Braun has been developing, producing and distributing products and services for medicine, and with its modern approach and innovative strength, it has developed into a worldwide group of companies and a leading supplier for the healthcare market.
B. Braun’s success story began in 1839, when Julius Wilhelm Braun acquired the Rose Pharmacy in Melsungen. In 1908, B. Braun started to produce the first sterile and absorbable suture material, manufactured from sheep intestines (called Catgut). In the 50s and 60s, B. Braun became a leading innovator in infusion therapy, famous even today as creator of the “Braunüle”. Due to strong international expansion in the next decades, B. Braun grew into a global health care company. Today the B. Braun Group employs more than 58,000 employees in 64 countries. In 2016, the Group generated sales of €6.5 billion.
Effective solutions through constructive dialogue
The target customers are hospitals, medical practices, pharmacies, and care and emergency services. The product spectrum ranges from infusion solutions, injection pumps and accessories for infusion therapy, intensive medicine and anesthesia to surgical instruments, sterile containers and sutures, hip and knee endoprostheses, power systems and accessories for extra corporeal blood treatment and products for wound care. The complete range encompasses more than 5,000 different products, 95 percent of which are manufactured by the company. In addition, the company offers consulting services, for example helping hospitals to optimize their processes and assure quality, or preparing patients and their families for homecare, handling all the formalities for them, supporting them in the transition period and ensuring that they receive qualiﬁed care.
B. Braun draws its innovative strength from a corporate philosophy that promotes the exchange of information and experience both within the company and also with practitioners in the hospitals. In dialogue with those who use B. Braun-products everyday, “Sharing Expertise” is the best way to gain knowledge and to process this into product engineering. In this way B. Braun helps to optimize processes in clinics and practices and to improve safety in healthcare.
In developing its products, product systems and services, B. Braun acts like a sparring partner. A companion who knows their counterpart. Who wants to do the best for them. A companion who promotes developments through constructive dialogue and the motivation to improve things. And enables solutions that are both evolving and progressive.
B. Braun invests in production facilities around the world, for example in Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, France, Brazil, Spain, Vietnam and USA. With this investment B. Braun shows its commitment to these locations. This also includes accepting social responsibility and promoting diversity through cultural engagement. There are a numerous models: B. Braun performs ﬁnancial and organisational support in art-, cultural- and sports-projects, it is partner in Private Public Partnerships and assisted universities, doctors and students through studentships or in orientation of scientiﬁc events. Since 2003, within the initiative “B. Braun for children”, every B. Braun company has promoted a project for children that helps to secure the future and improve the living conditions of the next generation. In 2016, B. Braun supported a total of 177 social projects in 34 countries.
This social engagement, the dialogue with specialists, the development of new and improved products and the production process as well promoting system partnership with our customers, serve the supreme objective of B. Braun: to protect and improve the health of people around the world.