Medical technology company plans further growth at still young location in Lübeck
Together with Schleswig-Holstein's Minister of Economic Affairs Claus Ruhe Madsen, Lübeck's Mayor Jan Lindenau and the Lübeck Economic Development Agency, we visited Life Science Nord member DEHAS.
From a one-man show to a leading medtech player with an international focus
Starting as a one-man company more than 20 years ago, DEHAS is now also active in international markets with more than 40 employees, two locations in Northern Germany. The focus of the medtech company is on solutions for clinical and out-of-hospital applications - with a special focus on products in the field of medical oxygen: application, dosing and mixing as well as the display and measurement of the resulting vital parameters.
Innovations "engineered and made in Schleswig-Holstein"
"Our vertical range of manufacture of the medical gas mixers we develop and produce is very high. We can manufacture almost all the metal components we need at our site in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The majority of our products and the necessary preliminary products are manufactured by us and assembled, packaged and shipped here in Lübeck - and now increasingly to customers outside Germany as well," reports Managing Director Jens Mittendorf, who founded the company in 2002 in the Lübeck business incubator. Via the Lübeck Technical Center, Bad Schwartau and back to Lübeck, the company moved to a new building in Lübeck-Schlutup not far from the Trave River just over 14 months ago. "Here we have the opportunity to grow further. By 2026, our metalworking operations are to move onto the property here as well, so that the interlocking of development, production and assembly can take place even better. The plan for the extension building already exists," Jens Mittendorf continues.
New products, digitization and funding under discussion
During the tour of the company building, the DEHAS managing director exchanged views with Minister Madsen and Mayor Lindenau on various topics and challenges that the DEHAS team is currently dealing with and will be dealing with in the future. In addition to the new building plans, this also included the presentation of the latest innovation from DEHAS, the QualityMix PRO gas mixer, which, among other things, enables an electronically controlled oxygen supply. In addition, the political and company representatives discussed topics such as access opportunities and consulting services around public (innovation) funding or progress in the digitalization of industrial companies like DEHAS.
"I am very happy every time I have the opportunity to meet companies and entrepreneurs live, to see what moves you and to hear what moves them. From my point of view, this direct contact is enormously important in order to continuously reflect whether we are setting the right framework conditions from the political side. The visit to DEHAS once again very clearly underscores the innovative power that exists in medical technology here in Schleswig-Holstein. Maintaining and further promoting this potential is an important ongoing task for us in politics. And personally, I always find the exchange with entrepreneurs exciting, because I know the challenges and the joy of success too well from my time before politics," emphasized Minister Madsen at the end of the visit.