Medical technology traditionally has a strong base in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. The North scores particularly highly for the size and market dominance of the companies operating in the region. In 2016, with around 15,300 employees, they generated sales of approximately €1.3 billion in gross value added. Companies such as Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe, Philips Healthcare, Dräger, Eppendorf and Johnson & Johnson Medical develop extremely successful solutions for the global medical market in the region. However, SMEs such as Weinmann Emergency, Stryker and Haag-Streit are also very well positioned in this sector. Together, the approximately 250 companies in this sector make the region an ideal location for medical technology.
Competencies & focus areas
The companies and institutions based in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein specialise in imaging technologies, precision surgery and implantology, in particular in the medical fields of musculoskeletal and neurological diseases and inflammation.