On February 01, 2011, KARL STORZ Endoskope and almost 200 guests from Germany and abroad celebrated the grand opening of the new KARL STORZ Visitor Centre. Dr h.c. mult. Sybill Storz and Karl-Christian Storz were delighted to share the grand opening with invited guests from the realms of politics, business and medicine. In her welcoming speech, Dr Sybill Storz revealed that since joining her parents' company, the presentation of its products to the outside world and its continuous improvement has been her »hobby«. She explained that she was therefore particularly excited about the new Visitor Centre, which represents an avenue for customers to examine the entire KARL STORZ product portfolio, its advantages and its quality in detail. Visitors were able to experience the new KARL STORZ Visitor Centre first hand.
They familiarized themselves with the building itself as well as with the product and system innovations that have been combined within the building. The Visitor Centre design is centered on the presentation of integrated clinical processes that can be supported from start to finish by KARL STORZ and Storz Medical products and systems. Modern medical technology aims to solve demanding problems in everyday medical practice, which is increasingly characterized by greater complexity and multifaceted demands by physicians and patients. For more than six decades, the KARL STORZ Group has met the challenge of providing physicians with exactly the right tools to support their work and increase patient safety. With the new KARL STORZ Visitor Centre at the Tuttlingen headquarters, KARL STORZ has now created more than just an opportunity for product presentation and customer consultation.
The Visitor Centre expresses a workfloworiented perspective in which efficient processes all around the operating room are just as important as high-quality medical devices. On 1,400 square meters of space, the Visitor Centre displays complete process chains – from diagnosis to resource management, surgical instrument management and endoscopic equipment of the operating rooms.
Visitors can additionally experience the world of KARL STORZ and Storz Medical products in an unprecedented manner on 18 specialty portals. Each portal offers comprehensive information as well as exhibits from the current product range and includes interactive touch tables that provide access to publications, catalogues and videos – using simple hand movements, since keyboard and mouse have become tools of the past in this environment.
The opening of the KARL STORZ Visitor Centre – that will welcome visitors from all over the world – represents another important step in the group's successful history.