Delegation from the new partner company Ruetschi Technology on visit
Participants impressed by technological equipment and product diversity
Pforzheim, 20 Dezember 2021
Representatives of Ruetschi Technology made their "inaugural visit" to the parent company Klingel medical metal in Pforzheim after the company takeover in November. In addition to Managing Directors Christoph Ruetschi and Christian Moser, the eleven-strong delegation included various department heads as well as sales and customer service staff from the company's headquarters in Muntelier and from the production facilities in Yverdon-les-Bains and Renquishausen. After a welcome by Managing Director Ralf Petrawitz and a shared snack in the new company canteen, Petrawitz introduced the guests from Switzerland to the development of Klingel medical metal since the company was founded by Helmut Klingel in 1986 until today. From a few employees at that time and the first beginnings in medical technology in the dental sector, the company has developed into a group with five partner companies in southern Germany and Switzerland, which follows the principle of a one-stop shop for medical technology, but also measurement and control technology as well as aerospace. He drew a positive picture of the integrations so far and sees an enrichment for the participating companies not only in the diversity of processes and technologies, but also in nationalities and mentalities. Last but not least, the 7,500 m² new building at the headquarters in Pforzheim, which is to be fully occupied in the course of next year, offers space for expansion, Petrawitz emphasised. During the subsequent tour of the company in three groups through the four plants, the delegation was impressed by the diverse technologies, the modern machinery and the high degree of automation. The diversity of the products, many of which are highly complex with tight tolerances, the consistent quality management, the investments with regard to increasing digitalisation of the process chains as well as the practised customer orientation in project and account management also repeatedly generated enthusiasm.
Klingel medical metal honours company anniversaries
Pforzheim, Dezember 2021
With a pre-Christmas gift in the form of a well-filled gift basket, Managing Director Ralf Petrawitz thanked the long-standing employees of Klingel medical metal GmbH for their commitment and loyalty to the company. While the honouring normally takes place within the framework of the employee Christmas party, this year it was carried out in a small circle in the new staff canteen due to corona reasons. Symbolically, with a fist salute, a toast was made to many more years of good cooperation.
Managing Director Ralf Petrawitz was able to honour a total of three employees for their loyalty to the company. Two for ten years and one for 30 years of service. The honoured employees thanked him for the presents and remembered with pleasure how it all began....
Klingel medical metal acquires Swiss based MedTech company Ruetschi
Muntelier, Switzerland, 12 November 2021
Klingel medical metal group („Klingel“), owned by the IK Partners’ funds, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Ruetschi Technology Holding AG (“Ruetschi”). Ruetschi is a leading contract manufacturer for medical devices, with a special focus on sterile packaged single-use procedure kits for orthopedic, spinal and dental surgery. This transaction represents the fourth acquisition for Klingel since IK Partners (“IK”) acquired a majority stake in 2018.
Ruetschi was founded in 1960 and employs more than 200 people at three production sites in Muntelier (CH), Yverdon (CH) and Renquishausen (DE). Like Klingel, Ruetschi is a leading one-stop-shop with profound expertise in engineering, product innovation and development as well as regulatory requirements. It operates a state-of-the-art machine park and serves a number of top MedTech OEM customers.
Through the acquisition, Klingel further strengthens its leading position as MedTech CMO in Europe and a key partner for its global customer base highest quality requirements.
Ralf Petrawitz, CEO of Klingel, said: “Ruetschi is the perfect complement for our growing MedTech platform in Europe. The combination does not only add further manufacturing capabilities to Klingel’s offering, but also brings leading MedTech customers to the group. We look forward to continuing the journey and grow stronger and larger together with Ruetschi.”
Christoph Ruetschi, CEO of Ruetschi, said: “We are very happy to have found a good partner with Klingel to form a clear leader in our field. Klingel is the perfect home for our 200 employees and will enable the company to thrive as part of a European group. Together we will be able to serve our customers even better by offering a broader set of services.”
Ruetschi is a developer and producer of high-tech implants and instruments for the medical industry, with a special focus on sterile packaged procedure kits for spinal surgery and dental implantology. Based in Muntelier, the Swiss company operates a second location in Yverdon-les-Bains and a third in Renquishausen, Germany. It is managed jointly by Christoph Ruetschi and Christian Moser and employs more than 200 people. For more information, visit www.ruetschi.com
BÄCHLER CHANGES TO CORPORATE - FROM RED TO BLUE
Pforzheim, 19 July 2021.
Today we would like to inform you about some exciting news from our company:
Bächler Feintech AG has been a part of Klingel medical metal group for a long time. Therefore, we are happy to announce that we will now be able to represent this wonderful union visibly as well and thus implement a change of corporate identity. “BÄCHLER ROT", which you are already familiar with, becomes “BÄCHLER BLAU".
Important visitors at Klingel medical metal GmbH
Pforzheim, 12 July 2021.
Important visitors at Klingel medical metal GmbH in Pforzheim – effects and handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the current economic situation, increasing material and electricity prices, massive failure of delivery routes to and from Germany and the acute lack of skilled workers.
Organizational changes within Klingel medical metal group
Pforzheim, 18 June 2021.
We would like to inform you about some organizational changes within Klingel medical metal group.
Within the scope of our strategy to represent as much of the value-added chain as possible and thus providing our customers with many one-stop solutions, we have grown strongly in the last few years.
Donation to Lebenshilfe Pforzheim Enzkreis
Pforzheim, 08 June 2021.
“Especially in the current times, working for the common public interest is more important than ever" – Ralf Petrawitz, CEO of Klingel medical metal group.
Within the scope of handing out masks, the team of Klingel medical metal GmbH Pforzheim donates €3,000 to Lebenshilfe Pforzheim Enzkreis e.V.
Surprise at the work anniversary
Pforzheim, 1 February 2021.
On the occasion of his work anniversary, the employees of Klingel medical metal surprised their boss with a congratulations video and a few gifts. On 1 February exactly ten years ago, Ralf Petrawitz took over the position of CEO of Klingel medical metal GmbH, which was still called Helmut Klingel CNC-Zerspanung at the time. Today, Klingel medical metal group and three additional subsidiaries are part of Klingel medical metal group with its headquarters in Pforzheim. "You have left a mark on Klingel medical metal and Klingel medical metal group, and the success of the company carries your thumbprint”, said human resources manager Ira Jakob aptly, speaking for all employees.