About us

Tradition meets progress, continuity meets development and experience meets innovation.

nopa instruments Medizintechnik GmbH was established in March 1982, in the World Centre of Medical Technology in Tuttlingen. As a family-operated company, the satisfaction of our partners and clients has been the daily incentive and the reason for our company's consistent success. Not only has the company grown throughout the years - the product portfolio also continues to expand. We now have a product portfolio containing over 16,000 premium items. In addition to surgical, endoscopic, dental and veterinary instruments, it also includes equipment and sterilisation containers. During the last few years, special attention was given to the development and patenting of our sterilisation container, which is used by many satisfied customers worldwide.

Today, we are one of the Top 5 manufacturers and suppliers of surgical instruments and sterilisation containers in Tuttlingen, supplying clients from over 120 countries worldwide.

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Our company philosophy

The company philosophy of nopa instruments is the binding basis for our actions and forms the basis for the trust we share with our clients, business partners and employees.

We want to focus on being even better at meeting our clients' needs, contributing to their success through innovative and customised solutions.

We aim for long-term partnerships with our clients that are characterised by trust, reliability and fairness.

As a dynamic company, we want to fulfil our clients' expectations and wishes in the best way possible when it comes to function, delivery times, safety and consulting.

We produce long-lasting and thereby sustainable products through careful material selection and high quality standards in order to guarantee a high level of client satisfaction.

The qualification and motivation of our employees as well as their ongoing advancement is the basis for our quality and top performance.

We count on long-term employee loyalty through our fair and trusting interaction.



The company is founded. The international company name comes from the initials Norbert Pauli
= nopa instruments.


Constant and consistent success requires the company to move into a much larger business space.


The company's continual grow requires repeated expansion of the operations building in Gänsäcker 9.


The product portfolio expands to include a new key segment: nopa instruments now also supplies endoscopic products.


nopa instruments expands. An urgently needed expansion of the production plants is planned and quickly implemented.


nopa instruments is one of the first medical technology companies to become DIN ISO 9001 and EN 46001 certified.


The construction of a spacious warehouse building is set in motion to guarantee extensive delivery capability.


Meanwhile, the Administration and Sales rooms located in Gänsäcker 9 have become too small. In 2001, an exceptionally spacious and architecturally-exciting administration building is planned and initiated directly next to nopa instruments Technik. The company moves into this administrative building in June 2002.


At the start of the year, nopa instruments makes a catalogue system available on CD-Rom and online.


nopa instruments celebrates the company's 35th anniversary. A new warehouse and production hall is built.


Construction of a new building with additional space of 700 m² for the processing of bigger projects. Modernization of existing buildings in order to fulfill the latest energetic standards.


As one of the first companies in the industry, we meet the requirements of the new European Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and thus remain a reliable supplier for our customers even after the transition periods have expired.

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„Nopa es sinónimo a una compania verdaderamente alemana y exitosa.“

“Grazie nopa. Sei super brava. A presto. Un caro saluto.“

“As indicated, we left Nopa duly impressed with the company, and in particular, the investments made/being made, how well organized the business was and in the quality systems in place.”

„Comme toujours l'équipe "nopa" à la hauteur qui que ce soit la qualité des produits, la variante de gamme, et aussi une équipe très professionnelle.““

„Please give my best regards to all your team. We also looking forward to expand your high quality instruments with nopa´s brand name in Japanese.“

„They are an organization that has stood out for its quality of service and excellent treatment towards its customers, the achievement of its goals is thanks to the effort, perseverance and dedication of all those who make up such a successful organization.“

Saudi Arabia

Firstly, Thanks very much for your support and your prompt reply! 
Secondly, Would like to thank you for your amazing customer system which is really one of the best systems I saw it through 8 years’ experience in surgical instruments in different brands in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.


“Thank you very much for your great assistance and additions you made to us. I appreciate doing such a great job in such a short and precios time.”

“Wow…Your service level is really fantastic. Beyond words. You have just saved us!! Thank you so very much.”

South Africa
“…we got the instruments and catalogues from you guys. It is beautiful!! The instruments seem very high quality and well worked off…”

“We would like to thank you for the good quality of Nopa products. I was today in …. hospital and they are very happy about the quality of the products.”

“I look forward to our continued success with our relationship in 2022 and will keep you in mind for all special projects. Lastly, it will not be an issue to utilize our performance evaluation to market your exceptional customer service and support.”

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Saudi Arabia

Dear Mr. Pauli,
Greetings from Saudi Arabia, Thank you for the excellent brand, quality, and, most importantly prompt delivery!
I am confident that we can establish a successful business relationship.


“… I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the prompt and efficient response we received from your team regarding the recent offer. Your quick turnaround and attention to our inquiry have not gone unnoticed, and we appreciate the effort and dedication your team has demonstrated. It speaks volumes about your commitment to customer satisfaction.
… We value the professionalism and quality of service your company has consistently provided, and we are optimistic about the potential collaboration between our organizations.”

“Wow, just installed the new containers and the first time I am seeing them and wanted to comment that they are quite impressive especially the Locking side and more attractive.”

“Thank you once again for all the supports rendered. It´s definitely a pleasure to be associated with nopa.”

“Zunächst möchte ich mal positive erwähnen, dass ich noch nie so einen tollen, bemühten und freundlichen Kundenservice erhalten habe.”

South Africa
„Our surgeons evaluated these instruments and are satisfied with the quality of your products. They are open to switching to nopa instruments.“

“Thank you too Norbert and likewise as well also for the great products and support over the years.”

South Africa
“Thank you so much! I don't think I have ever received such a lovely gift from a supplier. A sincere thank you to you and your team; and also for the very pleasant business cooperation for this year!”