Discover Germany, Issue 44, November 2016

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Lucerne City Special

Modern healthcare beds and furniture ‘Made in Germany’ – when long tradition meets innovation The Stiegelmeyer-Group develops and builds innovative, high-quality healthcare furniture. With more than a century of experience, the expert for hospital and private nursing furniture develops innovative concepts that make life for patients, elderly people and nursing staff easier and more comfortable. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: STIEGELMEYER-GROUP

The Stiegelmeyer-Group is an international corporation with headquarters in Germany and is affiliated with companies in South Africa, Poland, France, the Netherlands and Finland, who also works together with diverse distributors worldwide. The company focuses on four branches: Clinic, Care, Homecare and Assist – the latter means consulting services and maintenance of products.

retirement homes and of course for those nursing old and ill people at home,” says Georgios Kampisiulis Kemmler, head of the managing board. To improve the quality of life and health of its users is key when it comes to healthcare furniture. “This also means we develop and manufacture all core components in-house. And our service still keeps the right spare parts ready 15 years after a model is redrawn from the market.”

Stiegelmeyer develops beds and furniture in close contact with customers. “We work very hard to find the best solutions for the everyday challenges in hospitals,

With more than 115 years of experience, the company knows what nursing staff need and what patients want. In the healthcare field, Stiegelmeyer from the

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very beginning has played a pioneering role. Of course, in more than a century hospital and nursing beds have changed a great deal – especially when it comes to comfort, safety, hygiene and durability – and lately through digital technology. Steel beds replaced wooden beds and sectioned mattress bases heightened the comfort, while electric motors provide height adjustability. Today it has also become important that hospital beds can be machine-washed and the design should also allow thorough cleaning by hand, especially since multi-resistant germs have become a problem in healthcare. “Since the 1970s Stiegelmeyer has made a lot of innovations in this area,” says Georgios Kampisiulis Kemmler.“Another innovation are modern sensors and communication systems that create a secure connection between those lying in the bed and those responsible for their care.”