MELBOURNE, Australia, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
German medical and safety technology company Dräger is turning 125. For Chairman of the Executive Board Stefan Dräger, this is "a good reason to pause and reflect on what makes Dräger special as well as a good reason to celebrate."
The motto "125 years of heartfelt dedication" embodies the essence of what has driven the family-run company to develop excellent, innovative technology for life for 125 years. This is also illustrated in the Dräger Moments exhibit: a selection of 15 key moments, each captured in an artistic sphere that takes the viewer on a journey through the 125-year history of the company. One stop on this journey is the Pulmotor, the first portable emergency ventilator back in 1907 that made it possible to resuscitate people who had lost consciousness due to a lack of oxygen.
"On a daily basis, we continue to contribute to the safety and wellbeing of individuals across Australia and New Zealand whether it be through a breathing apparatus for firefighters who battle bushfires, or through ventilators that keep your loved ones alive in the ICU. This is the true meaning of creating Technology for Life and what we stand for at Dräger - and to do this for 125 years, is simply amazing," says Markus Koch, Country Manager of Dräger in Australia and New Zealand.
Draeger Medical Australia Pty. Ltd. and Draeger Safety Pacific Pty. Ltd., based in Notting Hill - Melbourne, were founded in 1963. Around 270 employees work in the area of sales, service, customer service, marketing, finance and logistics. Emergency response services, law and regulatory enforcement and the industry trust in Dräger's integrated hazard management, in particular for personal protection and plant safety. This includes respiratory protection equipment, stationary and portable gas detection systems, professional diving equipment and systems, as well as alcohol and drug impairment detection. In collaboration with its customers, Dräger develops customised solutions, such as fire training systems, training concepts and workshops. Dräger provides rental and shutdown management as well training.
Medical technology products offered by Dräger stem from the fields of anaesthesia workstations, ventilators for emergency and critical care, warming therapy for premature infants, patient monitoring, IT solutions, accessories and consumable as well as ceiling supply units and lights.
Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. The family-owned company - founded in Lübeck, Germany, in 1889 - is in its fifth generation and has grown to become a global corporation that is listed on the stock exchange. "Technology for Life" is the company's guiding philosophy. Whether in the operating room, in intensive care, firefighting or emergency response services, Dräger products protect, support and save lives.
Local press contact:
Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd
8 Acacia Place
Notting Hill VIC 3168, Australia
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
Moislinger Allee 53-55
23558 Lübeck, Germany
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