Since its founding in 2003 Stephan Köhler, proprietor and managing director of the XTR Group, has specifically invested into companies within the field of medical engineering. The first investment was in medi1one medical grosshandelsgmbh, which was sold after 5 years of strong growth and successful advancement. In 2013 the family business TRACOE medical GmbH, which Stephan Köhler runs as managing director since 1990, was 100% integrated into the Group. Kapitex Healthcare Ltd. was acquired in 2016. The goal to invest into the field of medical engineering is, do further develop the firms under their own name and to advance to a sustainable internationally operative group of companies.
KAPITEX Healthcare Ltd. was founded in 1991 and has headquarters in Wetherby in the North of England. It is a market leader in the development and manufacture of medical devices for use in tracheostomy and particularly laryngectomy. KAPITEX is science-based and clinically orientated. The company is especially proud of its excellent reputation for product quality and service.It has been associated with TRACOE medical for over 20 years. Apart from being the sole distributor of TRACOE products in Great Britain, KAPITEX markets its own airway management products – to maintain and ensure respiratory function in tracheostomy and laryngectomy patients. Kapitex also provides ENT specialist products in the UK for airway stenting, and laryngology.
Its slogan is "Airway Intelligence". The company employs 30 staff members. Ian Worthington is the Managing Partner.
MC Europe medical products B. V. in the Netherlands is a specialist distributor of quality respiration products. Richard van Goor founded the company in 2010. MC Europe now has thirteen employees and is a successful partner for ICUs, A&E departments, anaesthesia and other departments throughout the Benelux area. The respiration specialist is known for its innovative and high-quality medical devices – combined with professional and expert customer advice and support. Richard van Goor and his team collaborate on practical solutions with leading manufacturers from all over the world. Besides all TRACOE products, the company’s portfolio includes products from other manufacturers such as Kapitex Healthcare ltd., Mercury Medical, Avanos medical, Salter Labs, Armstrong Medical, Hans Rudolph Inc., Novo Klinik-Service GmbH, Pharma Systems and Passy Muir. MC Europe has been a subsidiary of TRACOE medical GmbH since 2011.
As of 01 April 2018, TRACOE medical GmbH is directly accessible in the Austrian market. TRACOE medical GmbH Austria has its head office in Salzburg. The innovative products of TRACOE evolved not least through the close collaboration with the users, who define the requirements profile. Therefore, TRACOE decided to establish a branch office especially for the important Austrian market. Your contact person is Jörg Altenburger, who is also the managing director. He is supported in this by the entire back office structure and logistics of TRACOE medical in Germany, thus ensuring that a reliable supply can be guaranteed.