Founding of Fritz Stephan as a sole proprietorship in Hamburg

Development of the first ventilation system for neonatology


Sole proprietorship changed to Fritz Stephan GmbH

Cooperation with Carl Heyer GmbH, Bad Ems

Sales become international

Expansion of product line to include monitors and inhalation anaesthetic and respiratory therapy equipment


Fritz Stephan GmbH relocated from Hamburg to Gackenbach (Westerwald)

Development of the ARTEC and PORTEC anaesthetic systems

Cooperation with the Technical University in Dresden


Development and market introduction of the STAXEL oxygen generator

1996 FRITZ STEPHAN GMBH certified in accordance with ISO 9001
Presentation of the STEPHANIE ventilation system at the Medica trade show

Death of the company's founder Fritz Stephan. His daughter, Tanja Stephan, assumes leadership of the company

Market introduction of the NEOSID NOVA monitoring system and the CHRISTINA pediatric ventilation system

Continued expansion and restructuring of our export activities


Tanja Stephan becomes the principal shareholder in Fritz Stephan GmbH

Georg Mainusch is selected as the second CEO of Fritz Stephan GmbH

Market introduction of the FS oxygen generation unit

2002 Fritz Stephan GmbH is active in all major international markets
2003 Fritz Stephan GmbH certified in accordance with ISO 13485
2004 Market introduction of the AKZENT anesthesiology system and the ALIA ventilation system

Sales office for East Asia opens in Malaysia

Fritz Stephan GmbH  receives the "Phoenix" award from the Ministry of Economics in Rhineland-Palatinate, being considered the "Company of the Year"

2007 Second production facility opens in Adorf/Erzgebirge
2007/08 Market introduction of neonatal respirator SOPHIE and Xenon anesthesia unit AKZENT X
2009 Contract for delivery of large scale oxygen supply systems for the German military is signed
2010 Market introduction of EasyFlow nCPAP system for non-invasive ventilation

Introduction of ventilation control via external trigger for SOPHIE and STEPHANIE

Rainer Hafermann shareholder of Fritz Stephan GmbH


Opening of regional sales office for Asia in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Presentation of respirator EVE at Medica

2014 Expansion of manufacturing facilities in Gackenbach with a further production building
2015 Market introduction of respirator EVE and oxygen saturation controller SPOC



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Fritz Stephan GmbH

Kirchstra├če 19
56412 Gackenbach

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