Devilbiss Healthcare

DeVilbiss Healthcare is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of respiratory medical products that address the respiratory needs of patients in institutional and homecare settings. Our primary product lines include sleep therapy, pulmonary drug delivery, stationary and portable supplemental oxygen, homecare suction devices, and ENT Professional instruments.

DeVilbiss products are manufactured in the United States, Europe and Asia and are distributed in more than 100 countries around the world. The company is currently headquartered in Somerset, PA in a 152,000-square-foot facility which houses manufacturing, distribution and warehouse space.

Dr. Allen DeVilbiss invented the first atomizer in the late 1880’s. In order to help his patients breathe more freely, Dr. DeVilbiss tried harder, worked smarter and became an innovator – dedicated to the quality of design and its impact on the quality of life. He would tinker around in his backyard woodshed until just the right tool was perfected.

To manufacture the device, Dr. DeVilbiss formed an individual proprietorship known as The DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company in Toledo, OH. A century later the company, then DeVilbiss Health Care, was acquired by Eagle Industries. In 1993, DeVilbiss was one of five market-leading brands acquired by Sunrise Medical which was later acquired by Vestar Capital Partners in 2000. In 2010, DeVilbiss Healthcare was split from Sunrise Medical.

Today, DeVilbiss Healthcare is a privately held Limited Liability Corporation owned by Vestar Capital Partners. Vestar is a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market growth capital investments. Established in 1988, Vestar Capital Partner’s portfolio of holdings includes:

  • Birds Eye Foods, Inc.
  • Celestial Seasonings, Inc.
  • Del Monte Foods
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC
  • HealthGrades
  • La Petite Academy, Inc.
  • Prestone Products Corporation
  • Solo Cup Company
  • Sunrise Medical, Inc.

Throughout the years, DeVilbiss has led the way in developing products that make breathing easier for millions. With the support of Vestar Capital Partners, DeVilbiss endeavors to further solidify and grow its position within the homecare industry. Our goal is to improve the lives of the people who use our products. Just as Dr. DeVilbiss intended more than 125 years ago, DeVilbiss Healthcare continues to try harder, work smarter and embrace the true value of innovation.