Helsinki, Finland, June 1, 2012 – Planmeca, a leading dental equipment manufacturer, announced today that it has named Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), as a U.S. distributor of its full line of dental equipment, software and other products, including its category-leading digital imaging products. Henry Schein is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners.
“Planmeca and Henry Schein have a shared commitment to quality and customer service, and we are pleased to beembarking on a new relationship with this industry leader in the important U.S. market,” said Bob Pienkowski, president, Planmeca USA, Inc. “Henry Schein’s customers rely on the company for a comprehensive offering of dental equipment and for the latest in advanced-technology solutions. We look forward to helping Henry Schein continue to meet its customers’ needs and to our future mutual success.”
“Planmeca has a very good reputation among dental practitioners worldwide, and we are delighted to be selling the company’s leading dental equipment in the U.S.,” said Tim Sullivan, president, Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. “Henry Schein is very familiar with Planmeca products as we have successfully served as its exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for nearly two decades.”
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 15,000 Team Schein Members and serves approximately 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $8.5 billion in 2011, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 18% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
Planmeca designs, manufactures and markets high-tech dental equipment for private clinics and teaching environments worldwide. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the dental equipment market and its products are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. Its product lines include dental care units, cabinets, dental X-rays, 3D – digital imaging and software applications. The company has been a forerunner in digital imaging and advanced computer-integrated dental care concepts for years. Planmeca is strongly committed to R&D and innovative solutions, and delivers complete dentalsolutions with integrated high-tech device and software options with exquisite design. More information about Planmeca USA, Inc. is available at www.planmecausa.com.