The metek Medizin-Technik-Komponenten GmbH was founded in 1984. At first it was a retail and marketing company for equipment, supplies, and accessories for cardiac and vascular laboratories. The company's management quickly realized that there was also a high demand for repair services for electronic measuring equipment, so the company expanded its offer in this direction.
With increasing concentration in the area of cardiology as its core business and through reliable and competent care of the growing customer base, metek took a leading position in the medical technology market in the following years.
In 1986, metek began - in close collaboration with the medical faculty of the RWTH Aachen - with the development of the world's first PC-based evaluation program for cardiac catheterization laboratories.
In 1989, the product ready for the market. At the same time, metek paved the way for cheap and standardized computer components. In the same year, the university hospital of Ulm, as the company's first major customer, began using the heart catheter measuring station with an automatic cardiac catheterization laboratory system. Many hospitals followed, especially university hospitals.
In 1992, the metek Medizin-Technik-Komponenten I. Lehmann GmbH was entered in the commercial register.
In August 1994, after three years of development, metek introduced its trailblazing DAVID heart catheter laboratory system with type approval, VDE-GS symbol, and 100% "Made in Germany" label to the market. Further in-house developments like the X-ray image, evaluation, and archiving stations and a modern 8/16 channel thermal array printer followed.
The growing range of products and the associated increase in the number of permanent staff members meant the company needed more office space at its headquarters: In 1995, metek moved to their new location at Bundesstraße 107 in Roetgen.
In 1996, the metek GmbH became international when it installed the first measuring stations in Austrian hospitals.
In 1999, the metek GmbH became certified according to DIN ISO-9001 as a logical consequence of its own demand for high quality. In the following years, metek was also certified according to EN ISO 13485:2003 + AC:2007 and EN ISO 9001:2008.
In 2000, the metek GmbH presented its next milestone: the Windows-based Karros software package with Oracle database connectivity. In collaboration with the Heart and Diabetes Center in Bad Oeynhausen, the metek engineers worked for two years on this project. The demand was so overwhelming that the next years of the company were marked by the steadily increasing sales and further development of the program.
In 2004, the 8/16 channel thermal array printer was replaced by an electronic background recording system with up to 96 hours of recording time.
Since 2008, the company has been managed by the second generation and was renamed that year to the metek GmbH.