MAQUET Sets up New International Marketing and Service Organizations
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MAQUET Sets up New International Marketing and Service Organizations PR Newswire RASTATT, Germany, July 11, 2012 RASTATT, Germany, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With new subsidiaries in Colombia, South Africa and South East Europe and the take-over of the Cardiac Assist business division from USCI in Japan, MAQUET is continuing its international expansion strategy. With the new establishment of three subsidiaries and an acquisition by MAQUET Cardiovascular in Japan, MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG is on its way to expand its international business activities within the coming months. MAQUET is a world- wide leading supplier of complete solutions and therapy applications for OR, hybrid OR, cath lab and intensive care units. The company is part of the listed Swedish group GETINGE AB and has its headquarters in Rastatt, Germany. "The new subsidiaries are located in regions that we expect to have a major market potential for our products and therapy solutions in the long term. In particular, emerging economies have to live up to the increased health care expectations of their population. And other countries, such as in South East Europe, see the need to modernize existing health care facilities step by step to bring them up to date," says Michael Rieder, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Getinge Medical Systems. Subsidiaries on three continents MAQUET South East Europe Ltd.

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MAQUET Sets up New International Marketing
and Service Organizations
PR Newswire
RASTATT, Germany, July 11, 2012
RASTATT,
Germany
,
July 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
With new subsidiaries in
Colombia
,
South Africa
and
South East Europe
and the take-over of the Cardiac
Assist business division from USCI in
Japan
, MAQUET
is continuing its international expansion strategy.
With the new establishment of three subsidiaries and an acquisition by MAQUET
Cardiovascular in
Japan
, MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG is on its way to expand its
international business activities within the coming months. MAQUET is a world-
wide leading supplier of complete solutions and therapy applications for OR,
hybrid OR, cath lab and intensive care units. The company is part of the listed
Swedish group GETINGE AB and has its headquarters in Rastatt,
Germany
. "The
new subsidiaries are located in regions that we expect to have a major market
potential for our products and therapy solutions in the long term. In particular,
emerging economies have to live up to the increased health care expectations
of their population. And other countries, such as in
South East Europe
, see the
need to modernize existing health care facilities step by step to bring them up
to date," says Michael Rieder, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing,
Getinge Medical Systems.
Subsidiaries on three continents
MAQUET South East Europe Ltd., headquartered in
Belgrade
, already registered
its first successes before the company's official start on
July 1, 2012
, for
example when it signed a contract for the installation and equipping of 14
operating theatres in Szeged,
Hungary
. The company is represented by
distributors in a total of ten South East European countries and strives for a
100% increase in turnover by the end of 2013.
MAQUET Colombia S.A.S., headquartered in Bogotá, is also expecting a clear
sales increase in the next year. "We have seen much interest already in
MAQUET products but also in GETINGE products, so that we expect a sales
increase of about 20% in 2013," reckons Guillermo Mainzhausen, Managing
Director of MAQUET Colombia. The company which will actively start working
the market in mid-July is planning to establish itself as the hub of the Andean
countries
Colombia
,
Venezuela
,
Ecuador
and
Peru
. The next steps will be the
expansion of marketing and service activities and the setting up of a
comprehensive network of dealers.
At the beginning of next year, MAQUET will for the first time have an
independent marketing and service organisation on the African continent.
MAQUET South Africa (PTY) Ltd. is headquartered in
Johannesburg
. The
company is planning to further expand the dealership structure for the opening
of the African market, starting in selected countries, to meet the growing
demand for better medical care throughout the continent.
MAQUET Japan takes over Cardiac Assist business
division from USCI
With the acquisition of the Cardiac Assist business division from USCI Japan Ltd.,
MAQUET Japan K.K. intensifies its marketing activities in the growing cardiac
and vascular medicine market. Both companies have already been cooperating
in the technology and marketing sectors since 2008 when MAQUET took over
DATASCOPE. "We are happy to have acquired the experienced USCI sales
team. This enables us, on the one hand, to consolidate our market leadership in
the field of IABP and, on the other, to offer our customers even better service
due to our enhanced presence." explains Hideaki Yamashita, President of
MAQUET Japan K.K.
With the newly founded subsidiaries, MAQUET is now running a total of 53
international marketing and service organisations. The enterprise's dynamic
development is also reflected by the workforce and sales figures. Since its
acquisition by GETINGE AB in the year 2000, the number of employees has
risen from 1,400 to 6,000 at the end of the financial year 2011 and sales have
developed appropriately - from €154 million to almost €1.4 billion.
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INFORMATION ABOUT MAQUET
As a trusted partner for hospitals and clinicians since 1838, Maquet is a global
leader in medical systems that advance surgical interventions, cardiovascular
procedures and critical care. Maquet develops and designs innovative products
and therapeutic applications for the operating room, hybrid OR/cath lab,
intensive care unit and patient transport within acute care hospitals, improving
outcomes and quality of life for patients.
Cardiovascular specialties include intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC)
therapy for cardiac assist; coronary artery bypass surgery; aortic and
peripheral vascular surgery; and extracorporeal circulation. Additional ground-
breaking therapies in thrombus management, cardiothoracic and biosurgery
complement the portfolio.
The Critical Care portfolio includes market-leading intensive care ventilators
and anesthesia machines.
Maquet also equips Surgical Workplaces with critical infrastructure such as
flexible room design for OR and ICU; OR tables; lights and ceiling supply units;
and OR integration for image data management.
Maquet is a subsidiary of the publicly listed Swedish Getinge Group. In 2011,
Maquet generated nearly
1.4 billion Euro
which is more than half of the Group's
annual revenue of
2.4 billion Euros
. The Getinge Group has 13,000 employees
worldwide, including around 6,000 Maquet employees in 50 international sales
and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 280 sales
representatives. For more information please visit http://www.maquet.com and
http://www.getingegroup.com.
MAQUET - The Gold Standard.
MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG
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Kehler Straße 31
Bierstadter Str. 17
76437 Rastatt,
Germany
65189 Wiesbaden
Press contact:
Press contact:
Ralf Uwe Schmitt
Ulrike Goßmann
Phone:
+49-(0)7222-932-591
Phone: +49-(0)611-72-44441
Fax:
+49-(0)7222-932-938
Fax: +49-(0)611-72-44494
r.schmitt@maquet.de
gossmann@go-connecting.de