Who We Are

Our Company

Since 1981, we have been developing, producing and selling medical technology solutions in the areas of Airway Management, Accessories for Anesthesia & Intensive Care and Tourniquet Systems.

We are a globally active family business with roots in the northern Black Forest - where around 200 employees work from development to the finished product.

We distribute our products worldwide through our sales office in USA and trading partners in over 100 countries.

The VBM management board:
Ruth Lebold, Volker Bertram, Frank Hägele, Jörn Kelch and Carina Bertram (f. l. t. r.)

Our Vision

At VBM we think about the future. As a family business, we have the courage to think long-term and make sustainable decisions. Always with the aim of supplying our customers and ultimately the patients with high-quality products.


Our History

For over 40 years, everything at VBM has been around medical technology. Here we show you the key milestones.


Product Launch Tourniquet Wipe Cuff

The Tourniquet Wipe Cuff is our new reusable tourniquet cuff with low profile design and UDI Code.


Product Launch X-Changer

With the X-Changer, we now offer a complete range of intubation aids in addition to the i-Bougie and S-Guide.


Product Launch i-Bougie

The versatile introducer to facilitate difficult intubation.


Product Launch Tourniquet Touch

With the Tourniquet Touch, we are introducing our new generation of tourniquet devices with touchscreen technology.


MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Programm)

Our Quality Management System is now also certified according to the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP).


Product Launch ScalpelCric

ScalpelCric completes the range of cricothyrotomy sets. VBM now offers sets for all common cricothyrotomy techniques.


SAP implementation

Conversion of the ERP system in all business areas.


Joint venture with CCB

VBM acquires shares from its long-term production partner CCB Medical Devices in Malaysia. The joint venture allows production capacities to be increased and synergy effects to be exploited.


Company succession

Carina Bertram ensures company succession in the family business and becomes part of the VBM management team.

Product launch S-Guide

Our new malleable intubation stylet S-Guide has been developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Patrick Schoettker of the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland.

Product Launch Surgicric

Introduction of the Surgicric in three sets. Our device for surgical cricothyrotomy.

Expansion of production hall and warehouse

With the 10th expansion since 1989, we now have over 12,000 square metres of usable space.


Award Ceremony

Volker Bertram receives the honorary citizenship of Sulz am Neckar.


Product Launch Tourniquet 9000

Introduction of our first microprocessor-controlled tourniquet with digital pressure display: the Tourniquet 9000.


Product Launch Cuff Controller

The Cuff Controller for automatic cuff pressure measuring and adjustment is introduced.


Expansion of the Management Board

Frank Hägele, Jörn Kelch and Ruth Lebold support Volker Bertram in the executive management.


25th Company Anniversary

VBM celebrates its 25th anniversary.


Implementation QM System

Implementation of the quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 13485.


Product Launch Laryngeal Tube

Introduction of the first generation of laryngeal tubes.



VBM is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001/EN 46001.


ELC Tourniquets

Introduction of electrically operated tourniquets.


Inauguration of new company building

Inauguration of the new building in the industrial area "Kastell" in Sulz am Neckar.


Product Launch Quicktrach

Introduction of the Quicktrach. Our first product for creating the surgical airway by means of percutaneous cricothyrotomy.


Product Launch Tourniquet

VBM's second product is a tourniquet, the "Basler double blocker".

Product Launch Cuff Manometer

The first VBM product is launched on the market: the Monitor Control Inflator, a cuff pressure gauge for measuring the cuff pressure of tracheal tubes.


Company Foundation

VBM Medizintechnik GmbH was founded by Volker Bertram in Sulz/Neckar in Germany.


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