History of hg

Explore our history and discover how we are evolving to build the world’s leading contracting manufacturer of orthopaedic implants

We are proud of our heritage and the journey we have taken so far to become the business we are today.


hg medical founded after the acquisition of the hardware side of DARCO business by Wright Medical.


Construction of a new production plant.


Further expansion of capacities, headcount rises to 45 employees.


Another new building is added to accommodate the areas of cleaning, passivation and packaging, anodising and laser marking.


Founding of hg medical USA.

Another new production building brought into service in Germany - further expansions take headcount to over 130 employees.


A completely automated cleaning and passivation plant goes into operation.

The production facilities and capacities are expanded further.


Successful transformation of production planning and implementation of GEWATEC software.

Focus on digitalisation & automation to focus on achieving Industry 4.0 standards.


Nord Holding acquires a majority stake in hg medical
+150 staff in total across two sites in Germany and the USA.
ESG criteria become part of regular company meetings and decisions.


Further expansions in capacity are made. hg medical manages to work in 3 shifts and accelerated its growth even through the rough time of COVID restrictions and lockdowns.


Massive investments of over 8 million EUR in capacity expansion, automation, additional CMMs and a Class 7 Cleanroom support the accelerating growth of hg medical.


hg labs opens its gates to the customer base of hg medical. This dedicated inhouse development and improvement center accelerates our customers ability to speed up their NPD pipeline.