vhf, with its registered office in Ammerbuch (Baden-Württemberg), develops and produces computer-controlled milling machines that are predominantly used by commercial dental laboratories – as well as dentists in their own laboratories – for making dental prostheses. A further high-growth share of revenues is generated from making machines for selected industrial applications. In addition, the control electronics and all the milling tools are developed and manufactured within vhf Group. The company benefits from the special system architecture of its machines, which can be combined with all commonly used equipment and third-party software deployed in the manufacturing of dental prostheses. Their machines are considered particularly reliable and are held in high esteem by the market due to their good price-performance ratio. With more than 10,000 machines already installed in dental practices and laboratories, vhf’s market presence forms the strong basis for a growing tools and services business.
The company was founded in 1988, and the founders so far have been the sole shareholders. vhf now has around 350 employees, most of whom work at the Ammerbuch headquarters and at the second German production site in Fürth (Bavaria). The company also has sales offices in New York City and Shanghai.Nowadays, 40 per cent of revenues are generated outside Europe, especially in the US and China, where spending on dental treatment is growing particularly strongly. vhf is seeking to add additional clients in both markets.