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Teleflex Incorporated
Type Public
Traded as NYSETFX
Industry medical device manufacturing
Headquarters Limerick, Pennsylvania, United States
Area served 130 countries (Global)
Key people
Revenue US$763,899,000 (6 months ended 31 July 2012)
Total assets
  • DecreaseUS$3,606,822,000 (2012)
  • US$3,924,103,000 (2011)
Total equity
  • DecreaseUS$1,692,014,000 (2012)
  • US$1,982,783,000 (2011)
Footnotes / references

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSETFX), headquartered in Limerick, Pennsylvania, is an American manufacturing corporation providing medical devices used in critical care and surgery. Teleflex has annual revenues of $2.4 billion, operations in 28 countries, and more than 14,200 employees.[2] As of 2012, the chairman and CEO of the company was Benson F. Smith.[1] By 2011, the company had substantially realigned to focus on its current business of medical-device manufacture, having undergone several years of active acquisitions and divestitures.[1]

In March 2009, Teleflex sold its marine and industrial instrumentation (gauge) business to Veethree, and planned to exit its Lakewood Ranch, Florida facility.[3] Veethree subsequently continued production of former Teleflex products at its Manatee County, Florida facility and hired approximately 50 workers from Teleflex.[3]

In March 2011, Teleflex sold its marine division, Teleflex Marine, to HIG Capital. [4]

In August 2012, Teleflex substantively finalized an agreement to acquire all assets of the medical device maker LMA International, thereby expanding the company's anesthesia device franchise.[5]

Patent case[edit]

It was a party in the KSR v. Teleflex patent case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States concerning the issue of obviousness as applied to patent claims.


  1. ^ a b c Benson F. Smith; Thomas E. Powell (31 July 2012), Form 10-Q, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, retrieved September 9, 2012 
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  3. ^ a b "Veethree Electronics establishes global facility in Manatee", Tampa Bay Business Journal, April 1, 2009,, retrieved September 9, 2012 
  4. ^ "H.I.G. Capital Announces Acquisition of Teleflex Marine". HIG Capital. 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  5. ^ John George (August 14, 2012), "Teleflex buying LMA International for $276M", Philadelphia Business Journal,, retrieved September 9, 2012 

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