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TRUMPF equips Iraqi hospital with high-end medical technology

major contract for TRUMPF Medical Systems

(PresseBox) (Ditzingen, Dubai, UAE, ) TRUMPF is helping to construct a new hospital complex in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah which will set new standards for the country. "Iraq is engaged in some major development projects, particularly in the healthcare sector. But this fact tends to get obscured by the negative headlines about Iraq that dominate reports in Europe," says Lars Michel, who heads up TRUMPF's regional office in Dubai (UAE). In mid-January, Michel and TRUMPF's Iraqi partner Al-Bayan signed a major contract to equip all the operating rooms and intensive care units of the Faruk Medical Centre in Sulaymaniyah. This 100 million US dollar project, run by the private investors group Faruk Group Holding, involves a hospital with 147 beds, 47 clinics and a hotel. The hospital - which is scheduled to open at the end of 2011 - aims to set new standards in medical equipment and medical services in the healthcare sector.

TRUMPF will be providing 80 of its latest generation TruPort ceiling-mounted supply units to equip the operating rooms, intensive care units, recovery rooms and emergency department with the necessary gas, electricity and data hook-ups. Seven high-end TruSystem 7500 OR table systems will provide wide-ranging support to surgeons while an ORBITER patient transfer system will help move patients between zones. The intensive care units will feature the innovative lighting solution AmbientLine. "This will be a truly state-of-the-art hospital," says Michel. "We are delighted to see our products and solutions included in the project."

This is not the first time TRUMPF has received a major order from Iraq: Back in 2008, the Iraqi Ministry of Health commissioned the company to supply 400 iLED surgical lights with integrated cameras which have been illuminating operating rooms in hospitals across the country ever since.

At the start of 2008, TRUMPF Medical Systems opened its own regional office in Dubai. The office's central location enables TRUMPF to provide local customer service to hospitals and clinics in the Middle East. At the TRUMPF Competence Center in the heart of Dubai Healthcare City, doctors, surgeons, OR assistants, planners and hospital managers can find out more about the company's sophisticated workplace solutions for operating rooms and intensive care units and even try out the equipment for themselves. This facility - the only one of its kind in the region - helps hospitals to optimize their internal clinical processes and improve patient safety. It provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about future-oriented workplaces in realistic environments that have been designed true-to-practice as operating rooms and intensive care units using the very latest TRUMPF technologies.

The innovative products that will be up and running in Sulaymaniyah from the end of 2011 will also be on show at the Arab Health trade show from January 24 - 27, 2011. The highlight of the TRUMPF booth A 10 in Hall 3 will be the ground-breaking TruPort ceiling-mounted supply units which are setting new standards in ORs and intensive care units. As well as catering to a broad range of user needs, the latest generation of ceiling-mounted supply units is also designed to keep pace with shifting requirements in the clinical environment.


With sales totaling US $ 1.86 billion (€ 1.34 billion) and about 8,000 employees, the TRUMPF Group ranks among the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. The three following business divisions are combined under the umbrella of a holding company: Machine Tools/Power Tools, Laser Technology/Electronics and Medical Technology. Its core business is machine tools for flexible sheet metal processing for punching and forming, laser processing and bending. In the field of industrial lasers and laser systems, the company is the technological leader in the world market. With about 60 subsidiaries and branch offices, the Group is represented in almost every European country, in North and South America as well as in Asia. Production locations can be found in Germany, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland and the USA.

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