The success story of Henke-Sass, Wolf began in 1921: Georg Andreas Henke founded a company in the medical technology sector. The first products were manufactured in a small basement in Tuttlingen.
The acquisition of Henke-Sass, Wolf in 1976 by today's proprietor Jochen Busch ushers in a new era. New energy is released by the Busch family's decision to realign the company's structures and consistently pursue the strategy of concentrating on the medical endoscopy sector. Further areas of today's product portfolio are also established. Consistent know-how transfer for product solutions in numerous sectors of medical technology and industry now takes its course.
In 2008 Mr. Busch's daughters join the Managing Board, ensuring the future continuity of management. In June 2008 the new Henke-Sass, Wolf building in Tuttlingen is completed. Consolidation of the Tuttlingen factory and expansion to 15,500 sq m of production space lead to advantageous synergies in the production processes. State-of-the-art, bright workplaces and an attractive canteen have been created on the industrial estate of Gänsäcker. Henke-Sass, Wolf is certainly looking forward optimistically to the future here as far as the new building's capacity is concerned – but the exceptionally positive business development in the following soon prompts considerations about extending capacity even further.
Nolte & Grzeszik, the micro-optical production company in the HSW Group, has grown to become one of the most important innovators in the micro-optical sector. As a 100-percent-owned subsidiary of Henke-Sass, Wolf, the company manufactures the lenses and optical components for the endoscopes. In 2015 a new building will increase production space for micro-optical production to 4,500 square meters.
The HSW group of companies gained a new member in 2015, when Henke-Sass, Wolf purchased Klaus Wenkert Medizintechnik GmbH – a strategic acquisition. Based in Seitingen-Oberflacht with 40 employees, the company is a leading OEM manufacturer of instruments in urology and gynecology – a sector for which Henke-Sass, Wolf also manufactures endoscopes.