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Joint forces on endoscope reprocessing. Strategic alliance between WASSENBURG® and PENTAX Europe GmbH

Joint forces on endoscope reprocessing. Strategic alliance between WASSENBURG® and PENTAX Europe GmbH

November 1, 2013

Wassenburg Medical Devices B.V., a leading company in the field of endoscope reprocessing, starts to exclusively distribute its high performance equipment in Germany through the innovative endoscope supplier PENTAX Europe GmbH from April 01, 2012 on. The strategic alliance between the two companies matches perfectly with the high standards required in Germany. The German PENTAX team will furthermore provide technical support and service for new and installed WASSENBURG® endoscope washer disinfectors and drying/conditioning cabinets.

‘We are very happy to work with PENTAX in Germany as we are combining the specialism of endoscope washing and disinfection with the innovative knowledge in the field of endoscopy from PENTAX’s side’ says Mr Ronald Wassenburg, managing director of the Dutch Wassenburg Medical Devices B.V. ‘The use of the high level PENTAX products and the state-of-the-art WASSENBURG® endoscope reprocessing systems are a winning combination.’

Mr Martin Meinhold, Sales Manager PENTAX Germany, states: 'Due to this cooperation we can offer our customers an even broader product range. Especially for alternative financing solutions, like our pay-per-use model, this alliance provides another module for calculating the period of use.'

The collaboration between the two companies leads to the introduction of the next level products for endoscope reprocessing in hospitals and clinics in Germany. Working with pass through endoscope washer disinfectors, where a strict separation between the clean and contaminated area is realized, combined with the new digital traceability system of Wassenburg places endoscope reprocessing in a whole new dimension.

ABOUT PENTAX EUROPE GmbH - PENTAX Europe GmbH is a division of Hoya Corporation and its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY. Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community. Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. PENTAX employees represent the diverse countries where we do business, allowing us to provide innovative solutions tailored to meet local needs.

ABOUT WASSENBURG MEDICAL DEVICES B.V. - Wassenburg Medical Devices B.V. is a Dutch leading international company specializing in the development and manufacture of innovative high-level washer disinfectors and drying/conditioning cabinets for flexible endoscopes. The company was established in 1984 and has developed into a highly qualified specialist in all aspects of automated endoscope reprocessing. With head offices and factory in the Netherlands, offices in the United Kingdom and Ireland and an ultra modern pre-assembly factory in Vietnam the full product range is distributed through an exclusive distribution network in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

CONTACT - For further information please contact:

PENTAX Europe GmbH
LIFE CARE
Ina Schreuder
Marketing Communications Manager EMEA
Julius-Vosseler-Straße 104
22527 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 / 5 61 92 - 256
Fax: +49 40 / 5 60 42 13
schreuder.ina@pentax.de
www.pentax.de

WASSENBURG Medical Devices B.V.
Frau Ellenore Hoff,
Marketing Manager,
Edisonring 9
6669 NA DODEWAARD
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel: +31 (0) 488 453 686
www.wassenburg.nl
e.hoff@wassenburg.nl
info@wassenburg.nl