Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA history, profile and history video

     Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA is engaged in the provision of healthcare related products and services. It operates through the following segments: Fresenius Medical Care, Fresenius Kabi, Fresenius Helios, and Fresenius Vamed. The Fresenius Medical Care segment provides products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis due to chronic kidney failure. The Fresenius Kabi segment offers infusion therapies, intravenously administered generic drugs, and clinical nutrition for ill patients in hospitals and outpatient environments. The Fresenius Helios segment operates hospitals. The Fresenius Vamed segment deals with engineering and services for hospitals and other health care facilities. The company was founded by Eduard Fresenius in October 1912 and is headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany.

    “Fresenius History

    A brief history of the company

    Fresenius has also set up a website dedicated to the company’s 100th anniversary, featuring an interactive, multimedia company history in digital format and two historical films telling the story of Fresenius’ first century:

    1462 – Opening of the Hirsch Pharmacy

    1912 – Founding of the company

    1933/34 – Production in Bad Homburg

    1946 – Unexpected death of founder Eduard Fresenius

    1951 – Else Kröner takes over responsibility for Fresenius

    1955 – Expansion of solution products range

    1966 – Dialysis machines

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    1974 – St. Wendel plant

    1979 – Schweinfurt plant

    1982 – Joint stock company

    1983 – Polysulfone fibre membrane

    1986 – Stock market flotation

    1990 – Sales exceed one billion marks

    1996 – Founding of Fresenius Medical Care

    1997 – Friedberg plant

    1998 – Founding of Fresenius Kabi / Head Office in Bad Homburg

    1999 – Business segments Fresenius Kabi and Fresenius ProServe / Fresenius Medical Care debuts on the DAX

    2001 – Wittgensteiner Kliniken acquired

    2003 – Production reaches milestone of 50 million dialyzers a year

    2005 – Fresenius acquires HELIOS, one of the top three private hospital operators in Germany

    2006 – Fresenius Medical Care takes over Renal Care Group

    2007 – Fresenius becomes a European Company (SE)

    2008 – Fresenius Kabi acquires Dabur Pharma and APP Pharmaceuticals

    2009 – Fresenius SE joins the DAX

    2011 – Share conversion and change of legal form

    2012 – Fresenius turns 100

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    **Video published on YouTube by “FreseniusTV



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