Klingel medical metal acquires Swiss based MedTech company Ruetschi

Muntelier, Switzerland, 12 November 2021

Klingel medical metal group („Klingel“), owned by the IK Partners’ funds, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Ruetschi Technology Holding AG (“Ruetschi”). Ruetschi is a leading contract manufacturer for medical devices, with a special focus on sterile packaged single-use procedure kits for orthopedic, spinal and dental surgery. This transaction represents the fourth acquisition for Klingel since IK Partners (“IK”) acquired a majority stake in 2018.

Ruetschi was founded in 1960 and employs more than 200 people at three production sites in Muntelier (CH), Yverdon (CH) and Renquishausen (DE). Like Klingel, Ruetschi is a leading one-stop-shop with profound expertise in engineering, product innovation and development as well as regulatory requirements. It operates a state-of-the-art machine park and serves a number of top MedTech OEM customers.

Through the acquisition, Klingel further strengthens its leading position as MedTech CMO in Europe and a key partner for its global customer base highest quality requirements.

Ralf Petrawitz, CEO of Klingel, said: “Ruetschi is the perfect complement for our growing MedTech platform in Europe. The combination does not only add further manufacturing capabilities to Klingel’s offering, but also brings leading MedTech customers to the group. We look forward to continuing the journey and grow stronger and larger together with Ruetschi.”

Christoph Ruetschi, CEO of Ruetschi, said: “We are very happy to have found a good partner with Klingel to form a clear leader in our field. Klingel is the perfect home for our 200 employees and will enable the company to thrive as part of a European group. Together we will be able to serve our customers even better by offering a broader set of services.”

About Ruetschi:
Ruetschi is a developer and producer of high-tech implants and instruments for the medical industry, with a special focus on sterile packaged procedure kits for spinal surgery and dental implantology. Based in Muntelier, the Swiss company operates a second location in Yverdon-les-Bains and a third in Renquishausen, Germany. It is managed jointly by Christoph Ruetschi and Christian Moser and employs more than 200 people. For more information, visit www.ruetschi.com

About Klingel medical metal:
Klingel medical metal (“Klingel”) has been a leading European company in the field of precision technology for more than 30 years with a strategic focus on the medical technology sector. With 650 employees, Klingel focuses on the processing of complex metal components and instruments made of titanium and stainless steel. Klingel provides the highest possible technical quality while maintaining aesthetic precision. For more information, visit www.klingel-med.de

Press Contact
Ralf Petrawitz
Klingel medical metal
Telefon +49 7231 6519 0

About IK Partners:
IK Partners (“IK”) is a European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €14 billion of capital and invested in over 155 European companies. IK supports companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects. For more information, visit www.ikpartners.com

Press Contact
James McFarlane
Phone: +44 (0) 7584 142 665

Full Press Release (PDF format): Klingel acquires Ruetschi_211115_EN

Next week is Compamed 2021!

After more than a year of forced break, we are excited to welcoming you in person again in hall 14, booth E22!

If you want to make an appointment with us, please feel free to contact us – otherwise just stop by and let us show you our unique time and cost saving pre-validation system for both blisters and standard pouches, our additional manufacturing and production capabilities as part of the Klingel medical metal group, as well as our worldwide logistics services.

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Compamed 2021, November 15th – 18th, Messe Düsseldorf

We are very excited to welcoming you in person from November 15th – 18th at our Compamed booth – this year also for the first time as part of the Klingel medical metal group, the one-stop-shop for precision in medical technology.

We look forward to seeing long-standing customers and new interested parties, exciting discussions, innovative ideas, as well as interesting projects.

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Organizational changes within the Klingel medical metal group

We would like to inform you about some organizational changes within the Klingel medical metal group.

According to our strategy to cover large parts of the value chain and thus providing our customers with a wide range of solutions from a single source, we have grown strongly in recent years.

This growth has also resulted from the acquisition of selected companies, so that the Klingel medical metal group today consists of Klingel medical metal, Josef Ganter Feinmechanik, Bächler Feintech and puracon – and we offer our customers everything from metal processing for MedTech, the development of medical & dental instruments, tools and components as well as sterile packaging.

Since we would like to maintain our quality, speed and flexibility for you in the future, we have decided to centralize our sales across the group and are pleased to announce that Lucas van der Merwe will be the new Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Klingel medical metal group. Mr. van der Merwe will also continue in his previous role as CEO of Bächler Feintech AG.

Furthermore, we have made extensive changes internally and created a central responsibility for production at the Pforzheim, Dauchingen, Matzingen and Hölstein plants, which reports directly to the Group‘s CEO, Ralf Petrawitz. We have also streamlined our internal processes across the Group so that finance & controlling, supply chain, IT and human resources will now be coordinated centrally from Pforzheim.

We look forward to continuing to work with you.


Organizational changes Klingel medical metal group PDF

puracon and Checkpoint won second prize in the European Training Award EDITION 2021!

By the end of April, puracon and Checkpoint (https://www.checkpointgmbh.de) were nominated for the final in the #NewLearning category. This nomination resulted from the jointly implemented training program for the transformation towards an agile corporate culture.

Congratulations to this year’s winner, Institut für Persönlichkeit for winning the owl as a symbol of foresight and wisdom.

The official press release of the BDVT about this event can be found in the following link:


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Meet the People: Sofie Höchstetter, Quality Management

Sofie has been with puracon for 5 months in Quality Management now. The goal of her work is to further increase our high level of quality.

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A good understanding of quality makes work much easier, which is fortunately reflected in the entire company.

In April our yearly audit by our notified body took place, and we are very proud that we were able to complete the DIN EN ISO 13485:2016 audit without any non-conformities!”

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puracon selected as finalist in the European Training Award Competition EDITION 2021!

With the active support of our coaches Dirk and Helke Schwarzer (https://www.checkpointgmbh.de) puracon has successfully undergone a transformation process towards an agile corporate culture during the last years. This concept has now been selected as finalist by the Association for Training, Consulting and Coaching (https://www.bdvt.de).


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