Today, Getinge announced the acquisition of Denmark-based Cetrea A/S. Cetrea will be integrated into Getinge Medical Systems under the Maquet brand. The two companies will make use of their expertise to jointly integrate and extend their offering within OR integration and clinical logistics solutions for the entire hospital.
“The integration of Cetrea will create synergies that enhance the existing Maquet and Getinge healthcare IT businesses and provide a platform for future expansion into attractive hospital IT markets. We plan to bring the Cetrea products to a global market but at the same time keep it true to its roots and loyal initial customers in Denmark”Markus Medart, President of Surgical Workplaces for MAQUET GmbH.
The acquisition brings Cetrea a big step forward in realizing the ambition of taking its clinical logistics solutions worldwide and enhance Getinge’s hardware and software platforms, enabling customers to better adapt to the complex and dynamic demands of delivering outstanding care to patients.
“This partnership opens up the global market for Cetreas clinical logistics solution”, says Freddy Lykke, CEO of Cetrea A/S. “Our company has established itself as the leading supplier of advanced technology for clinical logistics now serving more than 70 departments in 20 different hospitals in Scandinavia. Cetrea and its solutions have proven mature and scalable in a local context and this partnership with a global player with advanced technology for OR integration is a perfect fit for the further strategic development of Cetrea.”
The integration of advanced pervasive computing technology into the integrated OR equipment from Maquet is a logical third step for Cetrea, following a 1st phase of technology research and development and a 2nd phase of establishing a Scandinavian proof-of-business. “Our partnership with Getinge is a very good example of how Danish research and innovation can be turned into a global business”, emphasizes Jakob E. Bardram, professor, vice-chairman of the board, and co-founder of Cetrea A/S.
“Taking Cetrea globally will be an exciting adventure and we are looking forward to bringing our innovative technology to a global market, while integrating ideas from new markets into our product roadmap”, says Thomas Riisgaard Hansen, CTO and co-founder of Cetrea A/S.
Cetrea A/S will continue its operations as a Danish registered company.
Cetrea is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology for clinical logistics. The Cetrea solutions for Clinical Logistics (CCL4) have been deployed to the benefit for a wide range of Danish and International customers. The technology is used by doctors and nurses at more than 70 departments at 21 hospitals in 4 out of the 5 Danish healthcare regions, as well as in hospitals in Sweden and Finland. As such, Cetrea is a significant strategic partner within modern healthcare technology. Cetrea strives to deliver innovative, yet mature products that enable hospitals to treat more patients with higher quality and at the same time improving clinician and patient satisfaction. Through continued focus on research and innovation, Cetrea seeks to become a strong partner delivering high quality products for optimization of efficiency and quality in hospitals.
Cetrea was founded in 2006 by a group of computer scientists from the University of Aarhus based on a research project with the hospital of Horsens in Denmark. Cetrea and its products have been awarded several prizes, including the Danish Product Design award (2011), the Red Herring Global Top 100 Winner (2011), and the 3rd prize in the EU SME eHealth Solution (2012). In 2013, CCL4 was nominated for the prestigious Danish product award from the Confederation of Danish Industry.
MAQUET, a trusted partner for hospitals and physicians for more than 175 years, is a global leader in medical systems. The company offers innovative therapy solutions and infrastructure capabilities for high-acuity areas within the hospital — including the operating room (OR), hybrid OR/cath lab, and intensive care unit (ICU) — as well as intra- and inter-hospital patient transport. Additionally, Maquet develops intelligent and sustainable room concepts that exceed the expectations of modern hospitals, working in close cooperation with customers, production engineers and architects to integrate high quality products and services.
Headquartered in Rastatt, Germany, Maquet is the largest subsidiary of the publicly listed Getinge Group AB of Sweden. Maquet generated about 1.54 billion Euros in 2013, representing more than half of the Getinge Group’s annual revenue of 2.9 billion Euros. Maquet has 6,550 employees and provides over 40 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 300 sales partners.
The Getinge Group is a global leading medical technology company that operates in the areas of surgery, intensive care, infection control, care ergonomics and wound care. The Group is divided into three business areas: Medical Systems, Extended Care and Infection Control and operates under the brands ArjoHuntleigh, Getinge and Maquet.
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