Who we are

Swiss-designed innovative medical technology

SCHILLER was founded in 1974 by Alfred E. Schiller. Starting in a four-room flat as a one-man business, the company has become a successful group with around 1200 employees, 30 subsidiaries and a global sales network. Today, SCHILLER is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of devices for cardiopulmonary diagnostics, defibrillation and patient monitoring as well as software solutions for the medical industry.

For more than four decades, SCHILLER has been committed to the fight against sudden cardiac death. While the most established manufacturers still sold heavy and bulky emergency devices, SCHILLER launched a handy emergency electrocardioscope that was ten times lighter. Simultaneously, the company not only made a name for itself, but also set new standards. Two years later, the smallest emergency ECG device with integrated printer followed. A built-in microcomputer allowed the automatic measurement and interpretation of the ECG. This in turn enabled the early detection of heart disorders. Thanks to suitable therapies and rehabilitation measures, physicians can thus protect people of all age groups from sudden cardiac death.

As success increased, so did the product portfolio: devices such as blood pressure monitors and spirometers completed the product range, while complete diagnostic stations and monitoring devices were being produced for clinics and medical practices.

SCHILLER has developed unique products, such as FRED easyport, the world's first pocket defibrillator, or the "Fire of Life" software, which analyses the autonomic nervous system. The HRV (heart rate variability) is analysed and the patient's condition is displayed in the "Fire of Life" graphics. This graphics shows how well the patient can cope with stress and how he reacts to rest. This opens up completely new diagnostic possibilities, allowing for example to reduce the risk of a burnout.

However, resting on its laurels is not an option for SCHILLER because innovation is a priority for this Swiss company. More innovations are close to the testing phase.

Our values

Mission / Vision / Values

Our mission
We are an internationally leading manufacturer and supplier of medical technology solutions, focusing on cardiopulmonary diagnostics and therapy.
Our products save lives and provide physicians and nurses with professional support.

Our vision
We aim to extend our strong position on the market.
Our customers and partners heartily recommend us.
SCHILLER is a well-established and attractive brand.
We are a hub of innovation.
We acquire, apply and integrate scientific findings.
We work profitably and are financially independent.
We encourage co-operative individuality.

Our values
Our employees are our most valuable resource. We esteem and trust them and encourage their development and self-responsibility.
Curiosity means being open for new ideas. Curiosity is our principle and stimulates us to continuously learn and extend our competencies.
The relationship with our customers and suppliers is characterised by determination, fairness, politeness and reliability.
We are aware of our responsibility towards our environment, the society and ourselves, and we act according to ethical principles.
We safeguard the environment through our sustainable use of resources.

Our presence around the world