The Geratherm Group is an internationally aligned group that develops and produces medical solutions at five locations in Germany. It also has a sales office in Brazil. With Geratherm Medical AG, the group has its headquarters in Geratal/Thuringia. From Thuringia, the green heart of Germany, we export 82% of our products to over 60 countries every year. The Geratherm Group is an internationally aligned group that develops and produces medical solutions at five locations in Germany. It also has a sales office in Brazil. With Geratherm Medical AG, the group has its headquarters in Geratal/Thuringia. From Thuringia, the green heart of Germany, we export 82% of our products to over 60 countries every year.
End consumers in the home care sector are the main target group of Geratherm Medical. Our range includes analogue and digital thermometers, blood pressure monitors, inhalers and rapid tests for women. The brand "Geratherm®" is known for its medical glass thermometers. Analogue thermometers have a 120-year-old tradition in the Thuringian Forest and are produced at the Geratal location even today. Today, it is important for us to act sustainably, which is why the raw materials for the production of thermometers come from within Germany and have short delivery routes. The entire value chain lies within the group, and so the precision capillaries and glass tubes for thermometer production come from our new, state-of-the-art, in-house glass production division. You can identify our certified glass by the marking of the scale with three white stripes. This long tradition forms the basis of our experience as well as high competence and precision in the production of glass thermometers.
Our success is thus based on tradition, but also on a constant expansion of the company through new business fields. Today, the Geratherm Group has five subsidiaries working in the fields of stroke prevention, pulmonary function diagnostics, incubators, glass production and manufacturing. Innovative products are constantly being developed in the lucrative fields of pulmonary function diagnostics, stroke prevention and incubator technology. Many products are already in use in practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities worldwide.
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Today's Geratherm Medical AG looks back on a long history with its origins dating back to the year 1900. Thermometer production has a very long tradition in the Thuringian Forest, which supplied all the important raw materials needed for the production of thermometers. In the early days, the first thermometers were made at home during the winter months and sold.
Later, at the time of the GDR, many such small family businesses came together to form Geraberger Thermometerwerk. In the publicly owned company, around 2000 employees produced thermometers until the dissolution of the GDR in 1989. After that, the survival of this enterprise was uncertain. In 1993, parts of the company were acquired from the trust (Treuhand) and they continued to operate under the name Geraberger Thermometerwerk. In 1995, a new production building was built and in 1998, the name was changed to "Geratherm Medical GmbH" before the company went public in 2000. Geratherm Medical AG has since been admitted for official trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
This was followed in the 2000s by investments in Geratherm Respiratory GmbH and apoplex medical GmbH. Capillary Solutions was established in 2015, and a new glass melting plant was built in Geratal in 2018 for the production of glass tubes and medical capillaries. These are used for the production of glass thermometers.