Our Founder

OUR FOUNDER

Mahmut ÜZÜMCÜ

Our company started its activities in Ankara in 1969 by our father, the late Mahmut Üzümcü, with the repair of medical devices and the production of medical hand tools and continued its activities as the first and only company in its sector in our country for a long time.

In his successful business life of 71 years, Mahmut Üzümcü had many firsts in Turkey and achieved the design and manufacture of the first domestic medical aspirator device. Medical gas systems and equipment production started in our company in 1975; It has successfully delivered medical gas installation projects in important health institutions and organizations such as Ankara University Ibn-i Sina Hospital and Numune Hospital.

Mr. Mahmut Üzümcü’s signature on the firsts in the sector continued over the years and The design and manufacture of the first local Cryo Therapy Device in our country were realized in 1985.. Our founder Mahmut Üzümcü did not only break new grounds in the medical sector in our country. In 1974, together with late Surgeon Kemal Beyazit known as “The king of the heart” who performed the first heart transplant in Turkey, Dr. the first artificial heart pump which they used on a sheep and the sheep managed to live for a while. With this project, together with our doctors who broke grounds in cardiac surgery in our country, Mr. Mahmut Üzümcü was a member of the team.

The first operating table of which design and production were made by Mahmut Üzümcü and his son and our Chairman of the Board of Directors Rüştü Üzümcü with “Certificate of Conformity to Turkish Standards” was produced. n the early 2000s, the cornea transplantation was developed by the faculty members of the Department of Eye Diseases of Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Kamil Bilgihan, Prof. Dr. Berati Hasanreisoglu, Assoc. Dr. Sengul Ozdek, and Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayça Sarı, who were closely following the developments in science and technology, and it entered the literature as “The Gazi Technique“. The medical device design and production of the cornea transplant operation (with Gazi Technique), performed by Prof. Dr. Kamil Bilgihan, was made by Mr. Mahmut Üzümcü and Mr. Rüştü Üzümcü. The medical device design and production of the cornea transplant operation (with Gazi Technique), performed by Prof. Dr. Kamil Bilgihan sent a letter of aknowledgment to Mr. Mahmut Üzümcü for his support for the realization of this operation and that was reflected in the written and visual media.

After our late founder, Mahmut Üzümcü opened the door to sectoral developments by instilling the most important and most needed slogan “National and Domestic Product” years ago, the importance of this slogan has not been abandoned in the nearly 400 products, produced by our company today. The priority of Mahmut Üzümcü, who had great efforts for the achievement of Üzümcü Medical Equipment Metal-Working Industry Inc., in his 71 years of success in business life, was always “Printing the name of our country in the world medical and healthcare industry in gold letters with the products produced” .

Hereby, we wish Allah’s mercy and grace upon our esteemed and precious father Mr. Mahmut Üzümcü, who passed away on September 20th, 2017, and we repeat our promise to him on bearing the £ag he left further.