Dental industry news: Aribex acquired by KaVo

Nov. 16, 2012
Aribex has been acquired by the KaVo Group, effective immediately.

Aribex has been acquired by the KaVo Group, effective immediately.

Aribex, best known for the NOMAD handheld and portable X-ray systems, has global market leading technology that serves clinical, remote, and mobile facilities throughout the world. Aribex uniquely serves the dental, veterinary, security, and industrial inspection segments. Aribex is based in Orem, Utah, and will continue to be the center of excellence for the portable X-ray business.

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“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the KaVo Group, a world-class dental organization that shares common values and a passion for success. The KaVo Group combines over 500 years of dental experience with leading global brands and will certainly bolster Aribex’s ability to further accelerate the adoption of handheld X-ray technology,” said Ken Kaufman, president of Aribex.

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The KaVo Group consists of market leading brands such as KaVo, Gendex, DEXIS, i-CAT, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, Pelton & Crane, and Marus. With the acquisition of Aribex, the KaVo Group will reinforce its global imaging footprint and commitment to market leading innovation.

“We enthusiastically welcome the Aribex team and look forward to further acceleration and expansion of the portable X-ray market,” said Henk van Duijnhoven, senior vice president, Dental. “The synergies across our platform are immense from integrated R&D, advances in workflow, technology integration and a passion to advance the quality of care that our health care providers deliver. We also share a passion of serving our dealer partners with excellence.”

Integration efforts between Aribex and the KaVo Group are underway. The group does not anticipate any significant changes that would affect relationships with dealers, suppliers, or users.