Foundation of the Hirsch Pharmacy is established in Frankfurt am Main. The Fresenius family assumes ownership in the 18th century.
Else Fernau, later Else Kröner, takes over the responsibility for the pharmacy and the company after obtaining her pharmacy degree.
Fresenius starts to sell dialysis machines and dialyzers manufactured by various foreign companies and gains substantial market shares.
Fresenius Medical Care is the leading dialysis company, caring, for more than 119,000 patients in its own dialysis centres worldwide. With a production output of more than 50 million dialyzers per year, Fresenius Medical Care sets a new record.
Fresenius Medical Care continues its success as the leading manufacturer of dialyzers, producing its 500 millionth dialyzer.
Fresenius Medical Care produces its billionth dialyzer.