We offer full service from a single source that meets highest quality standards and lets our customers focus on what matters most: the well-being of their patients.
Our products should be precise and enjoyable to use at all times, and we want our customers to be able to fully rely on the excellent KARL STORZ quality.
To this end, we have developed a comprehensive, innovative, and flexible service program to perfectly complement our products; this program is customized to meet each individual customer's needs. The new KARL STORZ service portfolio covers any customer wishes – from quick, ad hoc, on-site troubleshooting to comprehensive, regular customer care and expert maintenance.


Repair Process

The increasing use of diverse high-technology and investment products in everyday clinical routine makes instrument management and maintenance more complex. Moreover, there is great demand for state-of-the art products and a desire to keep up to date on advances in medical technology. KARL STORZ, therefore, provides a wide range of service products to meet these requirements.

  • Maintenance at original manufacturer quality thanks to authorized repair centers
  • Long-term value preservation
  • Maximum availability with minimal downtime thanks to repair-exchange program
  • Restoration of the original performance parameters for every repair
  • Maximized product life due to manufacturer service
Original KARL STORZ manufacturer service
Individual support, original manufacturer quality, latest technologies

Repair exchange

  • Maintenance at original manufacturer quality thanks to authorized repair services
  • Maximum availability with minimal downtime and reduced costs
  • Long-term value preservation

Individual repair

  • Thorough inspection at KARL STORZ repair centers
  • Actual damage used as the basis for calculating repair costs
  • Restoration of the original performance parameters for every repair

Repair and replacement

  • Product submitted for repair is severely damaged
  • Product is not repairable for technical or economic reasons
  • Replacement with new product in general

KARL STORZ Service Contracts

Flexible contract models – from a single source

KARL STORZ not only provides customers with high-quality products but is also continually searching for ways and means to make work with KARL STORZ products as convenient as possible. This lets our customers focus on what matters most – the patient.

To relieve customers from the burden of non-medical matters, KARL STORZ has developed a service contract concept that offers an exclusive service.

Basic service contract
Long-term value preservation through continuous restoration and updates of your inventory
  • Set exchange prices as an alternative to damage level assessment
  • Repair exchange procedure or repair replacement
  • Upgrade to the latest product technology
  • Objective: Long-term value preservation through continuous restoration and updates
Premium service contract
Repair service provided for an annual fee

The Service Contract Premium includes the processing of repair service in the context of an annual budget that is typically calculated monthly. The customer can add any product groups to the Service Contract Premium as desired.

  • Annual detailed analysis of the repair volume
  • Reduced administrative burden thanks to monthly installments instead of multiple individual bills
  • Reduced administrative burden thanks to monthly installments instead of multiple individual bills
  • Risks partially assumed by KARL STORZ if above budget
  • Complete reimbursement if below budget

We offer two Service Contract Premium models:

The Service Contract Premium for products with patient contact includes repair service for all products directly used on the patient. This includes:

  • Rigid and flexible endoscopes
  • Instruments
  • Light cables

The Service Contract Premium with patient proximity includes various services for all products used within the operating room in the proximity of the patient. This includes:

  • Cameras
  • Equipment
  • OR1™ installations
The maintenance contract
Preventive maintenance for long-term value preservation

In the context of a maintenance contract, KARL STORZ service technicians perform a once yearly maintenance of the customer’s devices or OR1™ installation(s). Preventive maintenance reduces downtime and ensures long-term value preservation. The annual maintenance includes:

  • Regular safety check
  • Technical safety checks
  • Overall function check of individual serviced objects
  • Documentation of performed testing, work, and the achieved results for each individual serviced object
  • Final report and recommendations
The software maintenance contract
Comprehensive operator support for your KARL STORZ software products

The KARL STORZ Software Maintenance Service Contract offers comprehensive operator support for KARL STORZ software products to ensure the highest safety, maximum availability, and long-term value preservation:

  • Software maintenance reduces the risk of malfunctions or system failures to a minimum
  • Automatic transmission of patches and setup of workarounds prevents or eliminates malfunctions as quickly as possible
  • The provision of software updates and upgrades for the respective system ensures future function and reduces potential new investments

Analysis and Consultation

On the basis of regular analysis of the repair volume by customer, product, or specialty and through on-site inventory analysis, KARL STORZ can offer customized consultation services tailored to each customer.

  • Reporting: Standardized analysis of data or services such as damage levels or frequency on a regular basis
  • Inventory management: Qualitative and quantitative assessment of the inventory conducted on three levels – tray audit, analysis and optimization
  • Tray audits: Comprehensive visual inspection and functional testing of instruments and telescopes, including documentation, by our specially trained and experienced team
Comprehensive inventory management
Comprehensive visual and functional inspection of instruments and endoscopes

Tray audits are conducted according to individual customer requirements where existing instruments and telescopes are inspected for damage or changes to their surfaces and materials. A function test is also performed.

  • Recommendations for optimizing tray inventory that take the internal workflow as well as all applicable norms and laws into consideration
  • Possibilities are demonstrated for the interdisciplinary use of trays
  • Optimal safety, maximum availability, and long-term value preservation
  • Maximized product life and prevention of handling errors by providing free-of-charge training for physicians and nursing staff in the reprocessing and sterilization of instruments and telescopes
  • Process optimization such as the reduction of tray throughput, turnover and packing times
  • Hygiene consulting with regard to storage, cleaning and sterilization

Technical Support

To make working with KARL STORZ products as convenient as possible, KARL STORZ offers technical support and on-site service.

  • Troubleshooting hotline staffed by qualified KARL STORZ staff
  • Restoring functionality as quickly as possible
  • Consultation in case of technical questions about any KARL STORZ products
  • On-site service by KARL STORZ service technicians
  • Delivery and pick-up service by the KARL STORZ service vehicle
The KARL STORZ service technician
The KARL STORZ service technician – competent and reliable

In addition to a conventional, centralized repair service we also offer an on-site service performed by KARL STORZ service technicians. The following services are available on an individual basis or as a service agreement:

  • Maintenance of both individual devices and entire systems
  • Electrical safety tests
  • Installation/connection of medical facilities
  • Technical training and instruction of your medical technicians
  • Technical support for live transmissions
  • Technical transfer of configured equipment carts
The KARL STORZ service vehicle
The KARL STORZ service vehicle – fast and reliable

The KARL STORZ mobile service* maintains a regular delivery and service. A mobile service courier drives to your facility at fixed times, e.g., once a week, to collect defect products and to submit them to the KARL STORZ repair cycle. The mobile service courier processes the repair-exchange request on-site. The replacement products are delivered directly to you.

  • Advance exchange orders of KARL STORZ can be requested
  • Cross-manufacturer repair process for full service from a single source
  • Maintenance at original manufacturer quality as all instruments are processed for professional repair
  • Expert on-site support on handling, reprocessing, damage prevention, updates, upgrades, service contracts and much more
  • Reliable planning and cost transparency thanks to on-site damage assessment

*This service is not available at all locations yet but is currently under development. Please contact your local KARL STORZ organization.

Qualification and training

Training is the basis for the long-term value preservation of endoscopic equipment and for system availability. "Learning by doing" ensures lasting learning success. The following training programs are available:

Endoscopes and endoscopic instruments

  • Confident handling of endoscopes and instruments for their smooth and reliable use
  • Reduction of repair costs
  • Training programs in setup, reprocessing, and storage


Electronic systems

  • Special training for medical device engineers
  • Training programs in commissioning, safety inspections, and maintenance
  • Immediate actions to take in case of malfunctions
  • Reduction of downtimes