We had a vision, we had lots of ideas and finally the skill and the know-how to implement these ideas. Today, we are one of the world’s most important OEM manufacturers of components for minimally invasive medicine. With numerous patents and innovations, we are among the pioneers in the industry.
highly specialized employees
square meters of production area
kilometres of wire processing per year
1994 – Company Foundation
Between Kettcars and the home workbench
Bernhard Uihlein founded the Swabian prime example of a successful garage company.
This is where the first stainless steel guide wires from EPflex were created.
In 1996 we develop our first Nitinol guide wire
and already one year later the first Nitinol stone trap for gastro-endoscopy.
Purchase of our first company building Im Schwöllbogen.
New building I Schwöllbogen – today’s plant I
Own CE certification
After our first TAVI guide wire leaves the factory in 2009,
our first own basket handle follows already in 2010.
New construction of plant II with clean room technology up to class 8
A NEW ERA
After patent application in 2005, our MRline guidewire received official approval in 2012. As the world’s first MRI-capable guidewire, it enables procedures under MRI control. With no ionizing radiation, no harmful contrast agents and significantly increased soft tissue contrast, MRI is the future for imaging during surgical procedures.
Completion and moving into plant III
25 Years EPflex
From a one-man business to a global innovation leader.
In 2019, we celebrate our 25th company anniversary.