Conrad Jobst founded Jobst in 1950 in Toledo, Ohio. Born in Germany, Conrad was both a mechanical engineer and inventor. He applied his varied expertise and personal experience to the development of gradient compression garments, which relieve the symptoms of venous insufficiency. At about this same time VARITEX - the predecessor of JOBST in Europe - became established in Germany and began cooperation with professionals in phlebology and lymphology.
After Conrad’s death in 1957, his wife, Caroline Jobst, successfully grew the business. Under her leadership, Jobst expanded the product lines to include Ready-to-Wear vascular garments; consumer support stockings, plastic and reconstructive surgery garments, and anti-embolism stockings. Sales extended to virtually every continent as the Jobst reputation for quality grew.
Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg Germany, acquired Jobst in August 1990. The acquisition included the Jobst headquarters and manufacturing sites in Toledo, Ohio, plus manufacturing operations in Hildebran, North Carolina and Thurles, Ireland. Beiersdorf AG also acquired VARITEX in Germany. VARITEX was renamed JOBST in 1996.
April 2, 2001, the business was renamed BSN-JOBST as it became an affiliate company of BSNMedical. BSNMedical is a joint venture holding company equally owned by Smith & Nephew and Beiersdorf.
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