50 Years Young – Zimmer MedizinSysteme Celebrates 50 Years in Business and Builds Toward the Next 50

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Zimmer USA announced that 2019 marks the 50th year in business for its German parent company, Zimmer MedizinSysteme. The company started as a manufacturer of physiotherapy devices, growing into its position today as a global leader of device manufacturing for the physiotherapy and aesthetic medicine fields. Some of its notable achievements are recalled as the company looks toward another 50 years of growth.

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The company’s 50-year journey to today’s success parallels the entrepreneurial endeavors of three generations of the Zimmer family.

Zimmer USA announced that 2019 marks the 50th year in business for its German parent company, Zimmer MedizinSysteme.

The 50th anniversary celebration has been ongoing throughout this year, with parties at both the German and American headquarters. Zimmer USA published an article, looking back at the story and pictures of its evolution since 1969. Zimmer MedizinSysteme started as a manufacturer of physiotherapy devices, growing into its position today as a global leader of device manufacturing for the physiotherapy and aesthetic medicine fields.

Zimmer MedizineSysteme is a family company that began humbly, in Ulm, Germany. Later, in 1986, Zimmer MedizinSystems, an American company, was established as its US distribution arm. (The German parent company is Zimmer MedizinSysteme, while the American subsidiary is Zimmer MedizinSystems, with an “s” at the end.) Today, Zimmer USA has offices in Irvine, CA and Allentown, PA. Zimmer MedizinSysteme has expanded throughout the rest of the world, focusing on creating quality products for Aesthetics, Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine and Podiatry, with innovative Cardiology and diagnostic products complementing its range of offerings.

Around the globe, the Zimmer name is associated with its flagship Cryo devices. The company has set the gold standard for Cryotherapy and skin cooling systems, having sold over 45,000 of these all-natural cryotherapy delivery systems. The product has also significantly contributed to safer laser treatments while improving patient comfort.

Zimmer MedizinSysteme also takes its place on the world stage for its recent collaboration announcement. Zimmer has developed the new CoolTone device for Allergan plc – the leading global pharmaceutical company and manufacturer of the original Botox®. CoolTone is a non-invasive, magnetic field device for body contouring and fat reduction.

Another testament to its continued growth, Zimmer’s progressive Z Wave Q Radial Pulse Technology device has just made its debut on the medical aesthetics market. Like the rest of the Z Wave family of non-invasive devices, the Z Wave Q is FDA cleared for the temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite, the temporary increase in local blood circulation and to relieve minor muscle aches and pains. Z Wave Q may also be used as an adjunct in Cryolipolysis™ (CoolSculpting™) and other body contouring treatments for enhanced results. A new water-cooled generator enables the device to operate with a 50% softer sound than its predecessor, the acclaimed Z Wave Pro, while providing equally effective results. In fact, Zimmer touts the Z Wave Q as the “quietest shockwave device on the market”.

The company’s 50-year journey to today’s success parallels the entrepreneurial endeavors of three generations of the Zimmer family. In the early 1930’s, the seeds for the business were planted by Erich Zimmer, the grandfather of Zimmer’s current co-CEOs. In 1969, the modern incarnation of Zimmer MedizinSysteme was founded by Erich’s sons, Bernd and Peter Zimmer. In 2013, Bernd’s sons, Armin and Michael Zimmer, took the positions of co-CEOs. Additional family members are employed within the company, continuing with the business’s family-run tradition.

Today, Zimmer MedizinSysteme operates worldwide with hundreds of employees and provides a source of income for thousands. The company is a world market leader in cutting-edge medical devices and looks toward another 50 years of growth.

About Zimmer MedizinSystems

Zimmer MedizinSystems in Irvine, California, with its parent company based in Neu-Ulm, Germany, has 50 years of expertise in manufacturing high quality medical devices. Originating as a manufacturer of physiotherapy devices, Zimmer rapidly evolved as a global leader in the aesthetic industry. The company is represented in over 110 countries worldwide by local distributors who provide exemplary service.

Zimmer's Aesthetic Division manufactures award-winning devices for the treatment of cellulite and enhancing body contouring, as well as skin cooling during laser and other dermatological treatments. Zimmer's Z Wave and Z Cryo, devices utilize advanced Radial Pulse Therapy and Cryotherapy technologies. With over 45,000 Cryo units sold, the company has set the gold standard for Cryotherapy and skin cooling systems and has significantly contributed to safer laser treatments while improving patient comfort.

For more information on these and other products offered in the USA, please visit the company's website at http://www.ZimmerUSA.com, call 800-327-3576 or email info@ZimmerUSA.com.

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