Our History

From Pro Med Instruments to Black Forest Medical Group

Success through innovation and team spirit

 

 

1995

Official registration

Official registration of the company in the commercial register as GmbH by Dorothea Schüle

 

 

1998

First development

First development of own products: Market launch of the DORO® brand and the DORO® product line - named after
Dorothea Schüle

 

 

1999

New Managing Director

Edgar Schüle takes over the management

2000

The first product

The first proprietary headrest system is launched.

 

 

2003

Product launch

of the first own radiolucent headrest system

Off abroad

Opening of the US subsidiary in Cape Coral, Florida Subsidiary in Cape Coral, Florida, USA

 

 

2007

Conquering the world 

PMI distributes more than 250 different products in over 70 countries worldwide

2011

Most successful product

PMI launches its most successful product to date - the DORO® QR3 skull clamp

 

 

2012

Family business

Matthias Schüle takes over the management

 

 

2014

Always innovating

A surge in innovation with the introduction of the DORO LUCENT® skull clamp and the DORO LUNA®
retractor system, PMI establishes leading-edge products in their respective market segments

2015

An occasion to celebrate

Pro Med Instruments celebrates its 20th anniversary

Innovation Award

In 2015, the DORO LUNA® retractor system is awarded the Innovation Prize of the City of Freiburg

 

 

2016

Integration of Feinmechanik GmbH 

PMI receives its own production unit and over thirty new employees

 

 

2017

Imaging Solutions

PMI pushes imaging segment and launches state-of-the-art iCT and iMRI solutions

Reinforcement in the German team

Roman Maier becomes new Managing Director Operations at Pro Med Instruments

2019

Black Forest Medical Group

Merger of Pro Med Instruments and Feinmechanik GmbH

DORO® Service Center

Opening of the rebuilt and modernized DORO® Service Center in Cape Coral, Florida

 

 

2020

The groundbreaking ceremony

For the new headquarters at the Freiburg site, Germany

 

 

2021

Off to the new headquarters

Moving into the new headquarters of the Black Forest Medical Group in Freiburg, Germany