ACTEON Group announces the merger of SOPRO Dental and De Götzen

Bordeaux, France – 1/13/2014 ACTEON Group announced today that they are merging the imaging units of SOPRO dental and De Götzen to create one ACTEON imaging business unit. This merger consolidates the companies imaging units which will improve customer relations, create synergies in marketing and logistics, and increase growth and efficiencies in both manufacturing and R&D.

It has been announced that SOPRO CEO Pierre Montillot will take over as general manager of De Götzen and lead the new ACTEON Imaging management committee.

“This merger is a turning point for our company.” said Gilles Pierson, President and CEO of ACTEON Group.”  The new imaging unit will focus on bringing new and exciting products to the market and realize our goal to become the leading dental imaging company in the world.”

With the recent releases of X-Mind Unity and Sopix Inside the two companies have developed cutting edge products that have changed dentistry and improved the patient experience.  This merger will ensure that there will be many new and innovative products to come from ACTEON.

About ACTEON Group

ACTEON®, a world leader in small equipment and consumables for dentists, has become an internationally-established group. ACTEON® hires more than 740 employees half of whom work outside of France, in four manufacturing sites (Bordeaux, La Ciotat, Milan and Tuttlingen), in seven subsidiaries and seven representative offices established on the major international dental markets. The group is organized into three divisions: SATELEC®, PIERRE ROLLAND®, and SOPRO®.

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