KARL STORZ Imaging (KSI) of Goleta, California, celebrates its 30th anniversary on November 12, 2020. Since 1990, KSI has been a pillar of California’s Central Coast technology industry and is one of the area’s largest employers, with almost 400 team members.
KSI is a subsidiary of KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, a family-owned company based in Germany that employs more than 8000 people in 44 countries. KARL STORZ is a world leader in endoscopes used for medical diagnostics and minimally invasive surgery, which can achieve shorter hospital stays and recovery times, with reduced pain and improved outcomes. As one of the largest privately held medical device companies in the world, KARL STORZ has achieved global preeminence in production and sales of endoscopes and medical imaging devices.
In 1990, KARL STORZ purchased the Goleta startup, Medical Concepts, Inc., creating KARL STORZ Imaging. For 30 years, this local high-tech company has thrived. KSI put down more permanent roots in 2014 by purchasing its current building at 1 South Los Carneros Rd. with an eye on expansion. This 100,000-plus square foot facility houses the internationally renowned product development group, integrated with high-tech manufacturing and service.
KSI has made significant advances in medicine while contributing to the economic growth of the Central Coast of California. This success was recognized in 2015 with the dedication of its street as Karl Storz Drive.
The KARL STORZ Imaging 30th anniversary celebration will be held virtually with global participants. They look forward to recognizing this historic company milestone with employees, the community, and special guests.