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About Us

Learn more about our company, our people, our history, and our commitment to excellence.

At Welch Allyn, we are pragmatic visionaries focused on helping healthcare providers overcome complex challenges with simple solutions. We approach each day with a simple commitment—deliver the everyday practical diagnostic tools that help doctors and nurses provide better care for their patients. Since 1915, we have continually applied practical innovations in ways that help healthcare professionals deliver more advanced and comprehensive care, optimize their time and skill, and improve their patients' outcomes.

Who We Are: A Complete Solution
We are a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment with a wide range of connected solutions. With nearly 2,500 employees working in 26 different countries, we focus on the customer and imagine how healthcare will be delivered in the future to develop tools and future-proof technologies. Our customers include physicians’ practices, community clinics, skilled nursing facilities and emergency departments—where 95 percent of patients first seek medical treatment.
Welch Allyn combines a practical understanding of clinical needs with a visionary spirit to develop solutions that assess, diagnose, treat and manage a wide variety of illnesses and diseases.

What We Do: A Century of Innovation
Since inventing the first direct-illuminating, hand-held ophthalmoscope, we’ve developed hundreds of breakthrough products and technologies that enable frontline practitioners to provide superior patient care. Building on these successful products, we have enjoyed steady growth by expanding our traditional position into electronic and connected product categories like continuous patient monitoring, automated vital signs capture and diagnostic cardiology. Our continued advancements make accessing patient information faster, more accurate and more efficient.

Product Categories

  • Physical Assessment
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Diagnostic Cardiopulmonary
  • Software and Services
  • Thermometry

The Connectivity Solution
We have a portfolio of diagnostic devices that capture both vital signs and cardiopulmonary information and transmit it to many leading electronic medical record systems directly or through Welch Allyn software. Physicians and hospitals can count on patient-friendly devices to produce accurate clinical information for use with electronic databases. Key markets served:

  • Clinicians’ Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Community Health Centers
  • Medical Schools

At Welch Allyn, we understand and deliver value to our constituents at the point of care. We find pragmatic ways to improve lives as we have done since 1915; from helping students understand the power of physical assessment, to improving the performance of care as it is delivered in a changing environment. Our associates have a passionate and unwavering commitment to making things better for our customers, their patients, and our families.

Welch Allyn provides superlative medical products, services and solutions which are used by healthcare professionals at the point of care in acute and primary settings all around the world.

Welch Allyn will help transform care, wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect, with measurable improvement in value so that all can thrive.

Core Value
“Be always kind and true." In being kind, we value relationships and treat one another with dignity and respect. In being true, we are willing to face the unvarnished truths in our business, good or bad, with assertive enthusiasm and vigor, recognizing that doing so speeds decision making and supports our purpose.

Welch Allyn Malaysia
Vital Statistics

May 2006 Through Acquisition of MediAids Sdn. Bhd.

Medical Device Sales and Services

Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Hillrom, Inc. USA

Markets Served
General Practice
Hospitals (Acute Care)
Specialist Clinics
Health Polyclinics
Medical School Students

Services Provided
Customer Service
Technical Service

16 Local
10,000 Worldwide

John Groetelaars

Website (Corporate)

Honors and Recognition

  • Named Top 50 Great Place to Work in Ireland (2008)
  • Named to list of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to work for in America” (2003)
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R&D 100 Awards
Called the "Oscars of Invention," this award recognizes annually the 100 most technologically significant new products and processes.

  • Macroview Otoscope (2005)
  • DuraShock Technology (2002)
  • PanOptic Ophthalmoscope (2002)
  • SureSight Vision Screener (2000)

Medical Design Excellence Awards
Each year, these awards honor visionary design and contribution to the advancement of patient care including innovative use of materials, user-related function, enhanced patient benefit, and groundbreaking design and engineering

  • PanOptic Ophthalmoscope (2002)
  • DuraShock technology (2002)
  • SureSight Vision Screener (2002)

Frost & Sullivan
Each year, Frost & Sullivan present awards for outstanding product differentiation and innovation in the marketplace.

  • The Propaq LT (2005)
    Recognized for its rugged, lightweight, and compact patient monitoring capabilities

  • Micropaq (2002)
    Recognized as an improvement over conventional telemetry monitoring systems by putting the power of continuous bedside monitoring in a smaller, more portable package than ever before.

Company Heritage
For nearly 25 years, William G. Allyn guided Welch Allyn through exponential growth. His mark on the development of the company and its position in key markets has largely stuck with the company to this day. But perhaps his most remarkable imprint on the business is that of the company culture.

“Be Always Kind and True.”
– William G. Allyn