Expertise since 1862

Craftsmanship and high-tech, tradition and modernity come together in the family business Wilhelm Julius Teufel GmbH. Based in the south-west of Germany in the Stuttgart region, we see ourselves as a partner to the healthcare trade.

Our footprint in history

Founded in 1862

Founded in 1862

Founded in Stuttgart in 1862 by the Teufel family, pictured here is Wilhelm Julius Teufel, who gave the company its name. Starting out as a manufacturer of bandages, the company expanded in the following years to become a manufacturer with an international focus by consistently focussing on quality and a wide range of products.

Our origin

Our origin

As early as the beginning of the 20th century, the company established its own foreign branches, including in Paris, Istanbul and New York. The branch there was located directly on Wall Street.

Milestones 1920

Milestones 1920

In the 1920s, the company’s product range was comprehensively expanded with the opening of the prosthetics division. This included the production of wooden parts for the manufacture of leg prostheses as well as the production of stump socks.

Milestones 1960

Milestones 1960

From the 1960s onwards, Wilhelm Julius Teufel GmbH was a leader in the implementation of the newly developed plastics in orthopaedic technology. Materials such as Ortholen and Tepefom, to which the company still owns the name rights today, expanded the possibilities of orthopaedic technology to include production techniques such as thermoforming.

Milestones 1980

Milestones 1980

In the 1980s, the technology of the prosthetic area was supplemented by a CNC production line for modular components. International business collaborations enabled a further expansion of the portfolio, for example through the acquisition of one of the first carbon fibre knee joints for European distribution.

Milestone 2009

Milestone 2009

In addition to the expansion of our own development activities, the cooperation with WillowWood, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of prosthetic liners, which began in 2009, represented an important milestone.

Milestone 2021

Milestone 2021

A further step towards the future was taken with the cooperation of the Dutch company Reboocon. The distribution of the Intuy Knee opened up the next stage in the supply of active electronic knee joints.

Today

Today

We can look back on over 160 years of history, development and pioneering spirit.  Our future and objective is to provide the best possible care for patients and users.

Wilhelm Julius Teufel GmbH

Craftsmanship and high-tech, tradition and modernity come together in the family business Wilhelm Julius Teufel GmbH. Based in the south-west of Germany in the Stuttgart region, we see ourselves as a partner to the healthcare trade. Based and active in Germany – internationally active with local sales staff in Austria, Switzerland and Poland.

Our values

… are trust, respect, integrity and team. We live these values every day, for ourselves and towards our customers, suppliers and other partners.

Trust

Trust

Our actions are characterised by trust in our counterparts. We always assume that our employees, customers, suppliers and partners will do the best they can at the time. With this advance of trust, we do not want to give mistrust, scepticism and doubts a chance and create a benevolent and productive atmosphere of cooperation.

Respect

Respect

We treat each other with respect, regardless of the position of the other person and regardless of whether today is a good day or a not-so-good day or whether the current topic is rather easy or rather difficult. Respectful behaviour is a mindset, a value and not an opportunity to be used at will.

Integrity

Integrity

We act with integrity, both internally and externally. There is no second truth or ‘white lie’. We always act honestly and with integrity, even and especially when this is the more difficult or rockier path in the short term. We strive for long-term relationships, which we believe can only be built on the basis of integrity.

Team

Team

We achieve our goals as a team – together and not alone. As a company, we act as one unit. Our aim is to find better solutions for our customers every single day. We want to be successful as a team. Every employee makes an individual contribution that they can be and are proud of.