Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sybron Dental Specialties Acquires Axis Dental

The Danaher company continues to make inroads in dentistry. They have purchased several dental companies over the last few years and on August 7th they made another (you may have seen my Tweet about this on Friday when I first heard the news). Danaher has now purchased bur company Axis Dental. Here is the press release:

ORANGE, CA – August 7, 2009 – Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc. announced today the addition of the Axis® Dental brands to its corporate portfolio through the purchase of all the outstanding stock of Axis Corporation.
Daniel Even, President of Sybron Dental Specialties (SDS), said, “We are very enthusiastic about adding the Axis Dental brands to our family of companies. Beyond a market-leading position in rotary instruments, the acquisition enhances our talent funnel with the addition of the Axis associates.”
Axis Dental President Perry Lowe commented, “My colleague Wayne Brown and I are thrilled to join a superb organization like Sybron Dental Specialties. Our shared culture and values will result in tremendous opportunities for our employees, customers, dealer partners and suppliers. This acquisition will support our vision of becoming the number one rotary instrument company in the world.”
Even went on to say that Lowe and Brown and the Axis team have built a terrific company, often setting the benchmark for dealer relations. “We could not be more pleased,” he said.
Axis Dental will continue to operate out of Coppell, Texas as a standalone Rotary division within the SDS Dental Consumables platform. Axis customers will continue to secure products through their preferred source.

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