• 1991

    Acquisition of German Zimmermann

  • 1994

    Creation of Thuasne Italy

  • 1997

    Creation of Thuasne Belgium

  • 1999

    Acquisition of the Perez-Prim company and creation of Thuasne Spain

  • 2000

    Acquisition of the Vihome company in the Netherlands
    Creation of Thuasne Czech Republic

  • 2001

    Creation of Thuasne North America

  • 2003

    Acquisition of Thuasne Hungary

  • 2004

    Acquisition of Thuasne Slovakia

  • 2005

    Creation of a subsidiary in Romania

  • 2006

    Creation of Thuasne Algeria

  • 2007

    Creation of Thuasne Poland

  • 2008

    Acquisition of the German group Thämert which strengthened Thuasne Deutschland

  • 2010

    Stake acquired in Tynor (India)

  • 2011

    Acquisition of Townsend Design in the United States

  • 2015

    Acquisition of Mediband in Sweden

Germany: Initial Steps Onto An International Stage

The first steps taken by Thuasne in Germany date back to the early 1980s. A technical partnership was later launched in 1989 with Pezet-Zimmermann, specialized in the computer-assisted knitting of tailor-made stockings. The subsequent acquisition of this company in 1991 gave rise to Thuasne Deutschland, which drove the development of an entire range of orthopaedic and compression products in Germany.

In 2008, a substantial expansion in Germany and multinational milestone was achieved by the acquisition of the German group Thämert, that also had distribution in Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, United States and France. This acquisition offered Thuasne Deutschland a larger share of the German market and expertise in external silicone breast prostheses.

After few years developing small sub-contracting production activities in Eastern Europe, Thuasne implements its own factory in Romania in 2005.

With this new Romanian facility, Thuasne confirms its strategy of integration and increases its production capacity.

This facility development belongs to a multiannual plan implemented in the Group in order to reinforce its industrial facilities (France, Germany, United States, Czech-Republic, Romania).

Germany: Initial Steps Onto An International Stage

The first steps taken by Thuasne in Germany date back to the early 1980s. A technical partnership was later launched in 1989 with Pezet-Zimmermann, specialized in the computer-assisted knitting of tailor-made stockings. The subsequent acquisition of this company in 1991 gave rise to Thuasne Deutschland, which drove the development of an entire range of orthopaedic and compression products in Germany.

In 2008, a substantial expansion in Germany and multinational milestone was achieved by the acquisition of the German group Thämert, that also had distribution in Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, United States and France. This acquisition offered Thuasne Deutschland a larger share of the German market and expertise in external silicone breast prostheses.

In early 2011, the Thuasne group acquired Townsend Design (workforce of 140), based in Bakersfield (California). Townsend, established in 1984, is a leading developer and fabricator of rigid braces for ligament instabilities, osteoarthritis, and other injuries and clinical conditions that creates functional and mobility challenges.

Townsend manufactures standard size, customized and custom braces, and specializes in aluminium and carbon fiber products, and rehabilitative devices that are sold through Thuasne subsidiaries and a network of distributors throughout the world. Thuasne is one of the few manufacturers to produce customized rigid braces in the USA, and is the market leader in brace sales to Orthotic & Prosthetic professionals who specialize in the treatment of patients who experience mobility challenges and limb amputations.