To provide surgeons in operating theatres with innovative and high quality devices is KARL STORZ’s core mission. The southern German family business KARL STORZ was founded in Tuttlingen in 1945 and since then has become one of the market leaders in the field of endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. The company is still led by members of the founding family: Dr h. c. mult. Sybill Storz and Karl-Christian Storz, the founder’s daughter and grandson, represent the second and third generation of company leaders, responsible for success, global growths and more than 7,500 employees. Endoscopy or keyhole surgery, as it is commonly called, has in recent decades made a multitude of operations far easier on patients. Instead of using large incisions, the medical instruments are inserted into the body using natural body orifices or minimal incisions.