For Immediate Release
Heraeus Kulzer Acquires Italian CAD/CAM Company EGS Srl
Dental manufacturer expands its product portfolio in digital prosthetics
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, October 2, 2014 — German dental supplier Heraeus Kulzer GmbH has acquired the Italian CAD/CAM manufacturer Enhanced Geometry Solutions (EGS Srl). Heraeus Kulzer GmbH is the parent company of Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics.
EGS is a CAD/CAM company recognized for its leading 3D expertise and technology, targeted at the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. Headquartered in Bologna, Italy, EGS distributes its technologies worldwide. With over 15 years of CAD/CAM experience, EGS provides 3D scanners, CAD software and other digital tools for the entire scanning, modeling and designing workflow in dental laboratories. EGS also offers digital solutions in such areas as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and sports.
Heraeus Kulzer, with world headquarters in Hanau, Germany and North American headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, supports dental practices and dental laboratories worldwide with a broad range of products for digital and traditional techniques. The company’s cara® CAD/CAM system, which is not currently available in North America, offers a solution for the complete workflow in digital prosthetics. The range of indications in cara® manufacturing centers extends from milled or sintered crowns and bridges to implant suprastructures and abutments.
As part of Tokyo-based Mitsui Chemicals Inc., Heraeus Kulzer is continuously expanding the group’s international healthcare business. By acquiring EGS, Heraeus Kulzer strengthens its software competence and extends its digital portfolio. “The experts from EGS will significantly strengthen our expertise in the growing area of digitization of the dental value chain”, said Dr. Andreas Bacher, Head of the Digital Services division at Heraeus Kulzer GmbH. “Importantly, this will allow our customers to benefit from enhanced product and services development. In particular, EGS complements and extends the range of our cara® CAD/CAM system offerings with easy-to-use software and scanner modules at attractive prices. This enables us to open up new markets in digital prosthetics to spur both our growth and our ability to support our customers.”
According to Emidio Cennerilli, CEO EGS, “The core competencies and product ranges of Heraeus Kulzer and EGS complement each other very nicely. Our customers in dental labs will benefit enormously from the collaboration between our teams of experts. We trust that both companies’ cultures will foster a strong collaboration leading to expansion of our combined portfolio in the growing digital dental market.”
EGS will continue to operate independently, and all contact persons and programs for the customers of EGS remain unchanged.
About Heraeus Kulzer
Heraeus Kulzer GmbH is one of the world’s leading dental companies with its headquarters in Hanau, Germany. As a trusted partner, the company supplies dentists and dental technicians with an extensive product range, covering cosmetic dentistry, tooth preservation, prosthetics, periodontology and digital dentistry. More than 1,400 employees at 25 locations worldwide are driven by their expertise and passion for the dental market and embody what the name Heraeus Kulzer stands for: service, quality and innovation. In 2013 Heraeus Kulzer’s product turnover exceeded 400 million USD.
Heraeus Kulzer has been part of the Japanese Mitsui Chemicals Group since July 2013. Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (MCI) is based in Tokyo, and has 135 affiliates with more than 14,200 employees in 27 countries worldwide. Its innovative, practical chemical products are as much in demand in the automotive, electronics and packaging industries as they are in other fields such as environmental protection and healthcare.
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