As a long-standing system supplier for SIEMENS, gbo has developed both a sound know-how base in medical technology and the corresponding understanding of quality in development and production.
Our products are always of superior quality and are characterised by sensible functionality with well thought-out ergonomic operation and attractive design.
We are your competent and direct partner for top-class medical products:
It all began in 1969…
The company was founded in 1969 as “Gerätebau Odenwald”. The original purpose of the company was to assemble ULTRATHERM 608 short-wave devices for SIEMENS.
This developed into a close cooperation over the following 25 years, in which gbo eventually developed and produced complete ranges of physical therapy equipment for SIEMENS.
In 1994 SIEMENS transferred the physical therapy business field to their development and production partner gbo.
Since then, gbo has been active worldwide under its own name and, on the basis of the products taken over, has further developed them and expanded its product range.
In addition to SIEMENS as its main partner, gbo has also been active for other well-known customers.
These include MBB with the MediLas produced at gbo, Bosch, VDO and others.
Our competences at a glance
Over the years, in cooperation with many customers, development and design partners, we have developed countless devices that have always been among the respective top class. This has given us experience with enclosures of all technologies: Sheet metal, continuous casting, deep-drawn parts, injection moulding, etc..
This enables us to select the optimal enclosure technology, adapted to the respective framework conditions.
Another focus is ergonomics, which always plays a central role in our device developments. In recent years, touch technology has been used at gbo at a very early stage, but only in combination with an intelligent operating concept that avoids “scrambling” through endless menu structures.
It is almost a matter of course that we operate our own in-house hardware and software development. Special care is taken here to ensure that only components, modules and parts are used that guarantee long availability in the rapidly changing environment.
To be a competent and complete manufacturer of physical therapy devices, one should be proficient in other core technologies in addition to device construction.
gbo is fully positioned in ultrasonic technology. We work together with specialists in piezoelectric ceramics and develop our ultrasonic heads on this basis. This includes the vibration- and radiation-optimised design of the resonators, the control electronics, the software algorithms and the housing design.
The necessary know-how and the appropriate measuring equipment are available to verify the quality of the resulting product. In manufacturing, the process steps of joining and generating the required vibration quality are among the critical steps.
In addition to ultrasound, high-frequency technology is part of the gbo technology portfolio. Here, short-wave devices (27 MHz), microwave devices (2.45 GHz) and their respective applicators are developed.
Of course, all aspects of electrotherapy are at the centre of our know-how. This concerns the generation of all forms of therapy such as low frequency, medium frequency, interference and gbo’s own patented high tone therapy. Not insignificant are also the suitable applicators with especially low-resistance biocompatible silicones and suction applicators, both in classical form and according to the Venturi principle.
gbo Medizintechnik AG has a documented quality management system and is certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485:2012 by TÜV Süd. And this throughout, from development to production and distribution. We also have relevant experience with approvals abroad, such as Japan, USA, Russia and many more.
On this basis, we can document the products we develop in conformity with standards and “approve” them via corresponding declarations of conformity. Of course, our OEM customers also benefit from this.