Medical Devices

The Haag-Streit Group is an international medtech company specializing in ophthalmology. True to its slogan of “Look closer, see further”, the Group develops, produces and distributes innovative and progressive medical diagnostics, treatment and training solutions for eye specialists.

The Haag-Streit Group’s business operations are divided into two main areas:

The Diagnostics Business Area of the Haag-Streit Group manufactures ophthalmological equipment for use in a variety of settings. The Haag-Streit brand name is known around the world, and Haag-Streit is one of the global industry leaders in slit lamps. The company is also among the market leaders in diagnosing glaucoma, in perimetry and in optical biometry, which has been consistently improved and expanded.

The Surgical Business Area is responsible for developing, producing, marketing, distributing and servicing high-precision operating microscopes for use in ophthalmological microsurgery and other accessories required by eye care professionals.

Practice equipment for eye specialists rounds out the offering of the two Business Areas, along with industrial high-precision measuring instruments, optical systems and innovative medical instruments that improve inhalation techniques. The MiniWright peak flow meter by Clement Clark is seen as the “Gold Standard” in asthma management. And through VRmagic, the Group is also a pioneer in virtual and augmented reality technology for the medical training of eye specialists and in digital imaging in this area.

The Haag-Streit Group employs a workforce of around 1000 worldwide, including 22 trainees.

Comparison of key figures

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% YoY

in CHF million 2021 2020 2019 2018
Net sales 215.2 169.6 204.9 178.5
Net sales development in % 26.9 -17.2 14.8 n/a
of which foreign currency impact in % -0.3 -3.0 -0.8 n/a
of which acquisition & divestment impact in % 2.5 3.6 18.2 n/a
Organic net sales development in % 24.7 -17.8 -2.6 n/a
Net sales to third parties 215.2 169.6 204.9 178.5
Switzerland 8.2 8.3 7.4 6.6
Europe (excluding Switzerland) 79.6 67.6 68.1 60.7
Americas 92.1 63.1 90.6 74.6
Asia / Pacific / Others 35.3 30.6 38.9 36.6
Operating income (EBIT) 24.6 -4.4 16.5 21.6
EBIT as % of net sales 11.4 -2.6 8.1 12.1
Employees 943 928 964 973