Monday, February 24, 2014

Portfolio of Leading Dental Brands Form KaVo Kerr Group




Washington, DC – Feb 20, 2014 – Henk van Duijnhoven, Senior Vice President of Danaher’s
Global Dental Business announces the formation of the KaVo Kerr Group, a global portfolio of leading dental brands and the designation of Danaher’s $2B global dental business.

KaVo Kerr Group strategically unites leading dental consumable, equipment, high tech and specialty brands under one global platform. KaVo Kerr Group is a global dental business with over 500 years of combined experience. Their products and services primarily serve the general practitioner, dental specialist, hygienist, institutional and special markets customers. KaVo Kerr
Group brands include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Axis, Sybron Endo, Orascoptic,
Pelton & Crane, Marus, DCI Equipment, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, Implant Direct and Ormco. The portfolio of brands is uniquely interconnected by common values of trust, experience, choice, quality and smart innovation.

“KaVo Kerr Group formally links our world class dental brands and companies together under one identity with shared values and a lasting commitment to the dental profession,” says Henk van Duijnhoven, President of KaVo Kerr Group globally. “With over 500 years of combined experience, market leading brands and common core values, KaVo Kerr Group creates a strategic affiliation for our portfolio of dental brands. The formation of KaVo Kerr Group enables us to better serve dental professionals and healthcare providers who purchase a broad range of products and brands. The integrated organization helps accelerate our desire to bring new innovation, enhanced clinical workflows and a winning customer experience by better leveraging our respective clinical, technological and R&D capabilities.”

Each KaVo Kerr Group operating company will continue to market themselves under their current brands and go-to-market strategies with firm commitments to their customers and local markets. KaVo Kerr Group and its brands are distributed in virtually every dental market in the
world including North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Asia Pacific.
“KaVo Kerr Group will continue to be offer a broad portfolio of dental brands with a unique combination of consumable, equipment, high tech and specialty products and services,” says van Duijnhoven.

About KaVo Kerr Group:
KaVo Kerr Group is a global portfolio of dental brands and operating companies that share common values of trust, experience, choices, quality and smart innovation. Brands include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Axis, Sybron Endo, Orascoptic, Pelton &
Crane, Marus, DCI Equipment, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, Implant Direct and Ormco. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven solutions, KaVo Kerr Group uniquely serves the dental profession.

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