Roeser Medical

Roeser Medical Group is a German trading and service company in the healthcare sector. The company is a leading German distributor of medical supplies to hospitals.[1][2]

Roeser Medical Group
Founded1918 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
FounderLeonhard Hermann Josef Roeser
Number of employees


Roeser Medical was founded by Leonhard Hermann Josef Roeser in Essen in 1918.[3] Starting as a prosthesis manufacturer for World War I invalids,[4] Roeser's sons Reiner and Leonhard expanded into the field of medical engineering. By 1969, the company supported about 30 hospitals in the Ruhr region.

From 1995, the company turned into a service provider focused on consulting, logistics and procurement services.[5] In 1999, Roeser and two other companies, Westmed (Duisburg) and Lukas (Münster) merged into Roeser Medical GmbH Co. KG. In November 2004, MWB Medizintechnik (Bremen), was taken over. Further acquisitions include MWB Medizintechnik in November 2004 as well as EHS Medizintechnik[6] and Klingenfuss[7] in January 2012. In May 2017, German private hospital group Sana Kliniken AG announced to take over Roeser Medical[8][9][10] from the Swedish private equity group EQT Partners, who had owned Roeser since 2010.[11]

The company moved its headquarters from Mülheim an der Ruhr to Bochum in 2009,[12] where it took over the former Nokia halls.[13] In 2015, it moved back to Essen.[14]

Products and servicesEdit

Roeser offers planning and configuration of functional areas in hospitals and provides access to more than 800.000 products from more than 900 manufacturers.[15] These include products by Welch Allyn,[16] Covidien, and Becton Dickinson.[17]


  1. ^ "Warum Klinikausrüster Roeser auf den Opel-Standort Bochum setzt" [Why hospital equipment supplier Roeser relies on the Opel location Bochum]. – Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  2. ^ "Roeser Group". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  3. ^ "Roeser zieht es zurück nach Essen" [Roeser moves back to Essen]. Der Westen (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  4. ^ "Roeser Medical Group". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  5. ^ "Leitlinie der Roeser Gruppe" [Guideline of the Roeser Group] (PDF) (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  6. ^ "Medizintechnik aus einer Hand" [Medical technology from a single source]. Stuttgarter Zeitung (in German). 2012-01-11.
  7. ^ "Roeser stärkt Position" [Roeser strengthens position]. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 2012-01-11.
  8. ^ "Sana Kliniken AG übernehmen Krankenhaus-Einrichter Roeser" [Sana Kliniken AG take over hospital furnisher Roeser]. – Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  9. ^ "Sana Kliniken übernimmt Roeser von EQT" [Sana Kliniken acquires Roeser from EQT] (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  10. ^ "Einkauf und Beschaffung - Sana übernimmt Beschaffungsdienstleister Roeser - BibliomedManager". BibliomedManager (in German). Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  11. ^ "EQT investiert in Roeser" [EQT invests in Roeser]. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 2010-08-21.
  12. ^ "Roeser bestätigt Umzug" [Roeser confirms relocation]. Ruhr Nachrichten (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  13. ^ "Hoffnung für Bochum nach Nokia-Aus" [Bochum's hope after Nokia]. Handelsblatt (in German). 2009-10-21.
  14. ^ "Roeser Medical zieht auf den Medion-Campus in Essen" [Roeser Medical moves to the Medion Campus in Essen]. Immobilien-Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  15. ^ "Roeser – Themenwelten". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  16. ^ "Welch Allyn – Authorized Distributors". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  17. ^ "Roeser Lieferanten" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-05-03.