SCHMITZ medical GmbH

We are the global market leader for gynecological and urological examination chairs.

They are functional, innovative and have an attractive design: all over the world, doctors in university clinics and hospitals as well as doctors in private practice rely on the gynaecological and urological examination chairs as well as the video colposcope from SCHMITZ medical. The family-owned company based in Wickede (Ruhr) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of these high-tech medical products.

SCHMITZ not only sets the tone in terms of the quality of its examination chairs and accessories, but is also at the forefront of technology. The company achieves this through close cooperation with doctors and hospitals. The manufacturer’s focus is on making procedures as comfortable as possible for patients. Aesthetics therefore also play a major role in the examination chairs. Rounded shapes and bold, bright colors are designed to appeal to the eye and at the same time take away the patient’s fear of visiting the doctor. The latest technology with screens and cameras guarantees a smooth examination process. Large monitors enable doctors to better involve patients in the examination process.

They are also used for training purposes in teaching hospitals. As the system can be connected to ultrasound devices and a central image archiving system. The examination results can be integrated directly into the digital patient files of doctors‘ surgeries and hospitals. This demonstrates the company’s affinity for continuous innovation and improvement.

SCHMITZ’s investment in research and development is well above the industry average. A total of 7 subsidiaries and around 80 foreign representatives medical products are marketed worldwide.

The company originated in a small agricultural business in Wickede (Ruhr). Simple steel products were initially manufactured there. With the concentration on medical products was the real breakthrough.


Gynaecological and urological examination chairs


Wickede (Ruhr)


World wide: 230

Sales Volume

46 Mio. €



Founding year


Production of the first gynecological examination chair


Opening of a second production site in Bönen



Inauguration of a new R&D building in Bönen


Corporate Design Relaunch


Introduction of the new treatment, examination and intervention chair medi-matic® 115.9 – The new benchmark


SCHMITZ medical GmbH
Zum Ostenfeld 29
Wickede (Ruhr)

Phone +49 2377 840

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