DeVilbiss Healthcare is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of respiratory medical products that address the respiratory needs of patients in institutional and homecare settings. Our primary product lines include sleep therapy, pulmonary drug delivery, stationary and portable supplemental oxygen, homecare suction devices, and ENT Professional instruments.
DeVilbiss products are manufactured primarily in the United States and are distributed in more than 100 countries around the world. The company is currently headquartered in Somerset, PA in a 152,000-square-foot facility which houses manufacturing, distribution and warehouse space.
Dr. Allen DeVilbiss invented the first atomizer in the late 1880’s. In order to help his patients breathe more freely, Dr. DeVilbiss tried harder, worked smarter and became an innovator – dedicated to the quality of design and its impact on the quality of life. He would tinker around in his backyard woodshed until just the right tool was perfected.
To manufacture the device, Dr. DeVilbiss formed an individual proprietorship known as The DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company in Toledo, OH. A century later the company, then DeVilbiss Health Care, was acquired by Eagle Industries. In 1993, DeVilbiss was one of five market-leading brands acquired by Sunrise Medical which was later acquired by Vestar Capital Partners in 2000. In 2010, DeVilbiss Healthcare was split from Sunrise Medical, and in 2015, it was acquired by Drive Medical.
Drive Medical manufactures a complete line of durable medical equipment including mobility products, beds, bariatric products, wheelchairs, sleep surfaces and pressure prevention products, respiratory equipment, self-assist products, power operated wheelchairs, long-term care and rehabilitation products, patient room equipment, personal care products and electrotherapy devices. Currently, the Company has corporate offices and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Romania, Australia, China and Taiwan. The Company markets its products to customers located throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Drive Medical is one of the fastest growing major manufacturers and distributors of durable medical equipment. To learn more go to www.drivemedical.com.
In the short term, Drive and DeVilbiss will operate independently as they work to seamlessly integrate the two companies in the Americas. Upon completion of the integration, the new company will be known as Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Inc.
Throughout the years, DeVilbiss has led the way in developing products that make breathing easier for millions. Our goal is to improve the lives of the people who use our products. Just as Dr. DeVilbiss intended more than 125 years ago, DeVilbiss Healthcare continues to try harder, work smarter and embrace the true value of innovation.