The history of Primed® begins in 1946.

Primed® has plastics expertise dating back many years. The company started out as a metal-working company in 1946, going by the name ‘Wiesmann & Co. KG’. In 1951, the company began increasingly shifting its focus towards plastics production – a new field of production at the time. Ultimately, the transformation was a success.

A few years later, the company was nationalised and later made part of a consortium. In addition to plastic consumables, various medical products were developed during this period.

In 1992, after Germany’s reunification, the company became a private family-operated business again and was renamed Primed® Halberstadt Medizintechnik GmbH. At this point, the company had placed a solid focus on making high-quality medical products.

Today, it operates several production sites in Germany and abroad and has a portfolio comprising around 2,000 high-quality products. Primed® is in a good position to continue along this successful path.

Primed® company history


Founding of Wiesmann & Co. KG (metalworking).


Beginning of plastic production.


Nationalisation of the company (650 employees).


Outsourcing of metalworking and shift in focus to plastic production, now using the techniques of injection moulding, extrusion and blow-moulding. Development of first medical products.


Development of a tracheostomy tube made of plastic


Development of a heart catheter together with Prof. Werner Porstmann (Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin) for the percutaneous treatment of patent ductus arteriosus.


Incorporation in the Medicine & Laboratory Technology collective combine. At this point, the company produces roughly equal shares of household goods and medical products (including for the West German market, e.g. Fresenius and B. Braun).


Development of various bellows systems for wound drainage (Pri-Low-Vac®).


Conversion to a private family-run company. The company and its 100 employees continue to work on developing medical products.


Company renamed „Primed® Halberstadt Medizintechnik GmbH“. Continuing specialisation.

Market launch of Privac High-vacuum systems.


Founding of the partner company HA2 Medizintechnik GmbH, a leading provider of gas sterilisation in Germany.


Construction of a warehouse with space for 4,000 pallets; introduction of a barcode system.


Founding of Czech partner company Primed® CZ.


Completion of the new production facility in the Czech Republic.


New construction to expand at Czech partner company Primed® CZ.


Construction of a new high-bay warehouse and renewal of the incoming goods department.


The Diarflex Stool Management System is launched on the market.


The Diarflex Advanced Stool Management System is launched on the market.


Market launch of the Optima tracheostomy tube series.


Market launch of the Ultrasoft tracheostomy tube series and Primedi-Phon Plus® speaking valves.

Construction of a logistics centre with space for 5,000 pallets.


Successful implementation of an energy management system.

Market launch of the Primedi-Phon Vent® speaking valve.


Move to new administration building in former deanery at Domplatz 34.

Market launch of the PercuTrach PDT Set Type 1 with Optima PercuTrach®.


Implementation of the data management system to reduce paper consumption and digital storage of documents.


Market launch of the ProLine tracheostomy tube series and the TwinPhon and TwinPhon Extra speaking valves.


Market launch of PercuTrach® PDT Set Type 1 with ProLine PercuTrach®  and with Priflex PercuTrach®.

Primed® and the partner companies HA2 and Primed® CZ will be merged under the umbrella company P3 Holding.


Because we develop, manufacture and distribute medical products, we’re able to offer everything from a single source. Our customers enjoy the benefits – while getting good value for money.

Primed® Service

Our philosophy revolves around partnerships. Our wide range of services are available to address your needs – in person, by phone, by fax or online. Detailed information is available in the Downloads section of our website.

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Primed Halberstadt Medizintechnik GmbH
Straße des 20. Juli 1
38820 Halberstadt

Contact us:

Phone: + 49 (0) 39 41 – 6 68 6
Fax: + 49 (0) 39 41 – 2 45 65