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A company with history

Discover our company history and all the moments that have shaped us. From the founding of the company to the latest events, you will be fully informed here.
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Invention of the transparent, flexible PVC-tracheostomy tube TRACOE comfort by Rudolf Köhler, Prof. Biesalski and Prof. Waldeck.
After Rudolf Köhler's death, his son Dr Wolfgang Köhler and Hildegard Waldeck found the "TRACOE Gesellschaft für medizinische Bedarfsgegenstände mbh". Wolfgang Köhler sets up TRACOE's first office in his private flat in Karben.
After the sudden death of Wolfgang Köhler, his son Stephan Köhler joins the management as the third generation. At the same time, the company's headquarters are moved from Karben to Frankfurt am Main.
The first products of the TRACOE care group are added to the growing range.
Market launch of the polyurethanetracheostomy tube TRACOE twist developed by Prof. Waldeck.
Introduction of TRACOE stoma button and grid button.
First precision device for intensive care: TRACOE cuff pressure control.
Move into the new production facilities with clean rooms in Nieder-Olm near Mainz.
Expansion of the TRACOE care range with a large number of new products.
Re-establishment of the TRACOE product group larynx with the most important products for laryngectomised patients.
Introduction of the products TRACOE vario, the soft tracheostomy tubes with the variably adjustable neck flange.
Introduction of the products TRACOE mini, tracheostomy tubes for neonates and children.
Establishment of our own sales force in Germany.
The hand-held manometer TRACOE cuff pressure monitor is introduced.
The TRACOE percutaneous product group is expanded by the TRACOE experc Set vario with the new, innovative insertion system.
Construction and commissioning of the new 3,000 sqm production facility in Nieder-Olm.
Introduction of the TRACOE silicone short cannulae and the TRACOE button plus.
Introduction of the TRACOE twist plus.
At the same time, the product group modular is launched.
Construction of the new administration building with 1,200 sqm in Nieder-Olm.
Prof. Dr. med. Franz Waldeck, co-founder and partner of TRACOE medical, dies after a serious illness.
The new administration building in Nieder-Olm is completed and occupied. The Frankfurt location is dissolved and TRACOE medical is now united at one site. Inauguration of the new administration building.
The TRACOE smart Cuffmanager is added to the product portfolio of the TRACOE technic product group.
The product group comfort is extended by the new product line comfort plus with 3 types of cannulae.
Dr Thomas Jurisch joins the Executive Board.
KAPITEX Healthcare Ltd. from Great Britain becomes new sister company of TRACOE medical GmbH
Introduction of the new product group TRACOE select with selected medical products from external production such as the TRACOE pleural drainage set according to the Seldinger technique, the TRACOE aeris balloon dilatation catheter, as well as products from Parker Medical and Mercury Medical for the German market.
TRACOE opens its first representative office in Manama, Bahrain.
Foundation of the subsidiary TRACOE medical GmbH in Salzburg, Austria.
Expansion of the storage area to 3,300 sqm through the opening of our own new logistics centre in Nieder-Olm.
Expansion of the product group TRACOE kids with a new product line TRACOE silcosoft from our own production, consisting of tracheostomy tubes made of silicone for neonates, infants and children.
TRACOE celebrates 60th anniversary and 20 years of Nieder-Olm site loyalty
As one of the first companies TRACOE medical passes the MDR certification audit
The subglottic tracheostomy tubes of the product line twist plus are optimised. The subglottic tracheostomy tubes of the product groups twist and vario are approved for the ACV method.
Overall Sales Manager Rimm Elfu is appointed to the Executive Board.
Upgrading of a new building for the production of silicone products in Nieder-Olm. All TRACOE divisions are now located in the direct vicinity of each other.
Rimm Elfu becomes managing director.
Change of ownership - TRACOE medical has been part of the Swedish Atos Medical Group since autumn 2021.