The HARTMANN GROUP is built on a 190 year history. It is a history of people and their ideas that began with the cotton mill of Ludwig von Hartmann. His son Paul Hartmann Sr. later founded the Paul Hartmann Bleaching, Dyeing and Dressing Company and expanded the company into a dressing material factory. Dedicated partners from the medical field helped develop products and test them in actual use. Two of them were Sir Joseph Lister und Victor von Bruns. Their inventions significantly contributed to improve wound care.