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Friday, March 02 2018 - 00:00
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W&H Dentalwerk Burmoos GmbH: W&H Acquires Swedish Specialist Osstell
BURMOOS, Austria and GOTEBORG, Sweden, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

W&H President and CEO Peter Malata announced the acquisition of the Swedish 
medical technology company Osstell AB on 1st March 2018. This purchase 
continues the international growth of the Austrian family-owned company W&H 
Dentalwerk Burmoos GmbH. Osstell was established in 1999 and specializes in the 
development and production of innovative dental solutions for implant stability 
measurement and osseointegration monitoring. The Swedish company is well-known 
for its patented ISQ (Implant Stability Quotient) technology, which helps 
dentists to decide on the optimal loading time of an implant. Osstell is one of 
the leading suppliers in the global dental market today. With the current 
incorporation into the worldwide W&H Group, the aim of both companies is to 
create technological synergies and significantly expand their joint product 
portfolio in the future. Expansion of the resources available and of the key 
opinion leaders' network will bring further advantages for international market 
cultivation. "The aim is to further expand our expertise and thus strengthen 
our position as a specialist in oral implantology," according to W&H President 
and CEO Dipl.-Ing. Peter Malata. By acquiring Osstell, dental manufacturer W&H 
is emphasizing the strategic importance of oral surgery and implantology as an 
important growth area for the company.

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W&H and Osstell have already been cooperating successfully in the dental market 
since September 2016, from which the latest generation of Implantmed, the 
world's first surgical device with implant stability measurement, was created. 
Equipped with the optional W&H Osstell ISQ module, the primary stability of 
implants as well as the optimum time for loading the implant can be determined 
by measurement of the resonance frequency. At the beginning of 2017, the 
cooperation was further intensified with exclusive distribution of Osstell 
products by W&H in selected regions. "The specialized company with its 
structure fits perfectly to the character of a family business, which is why we 
are confident that Osstell is a good fit and will become a valuable member of 
our W&H family," says Peter Malata. The new W&H subsidiary will continue to be 
managed by Jonas Ehinger who has been confirmed in his position of CEO. 
"Osstell and W&H have cooperated very successfully in the past, so it is a 
natural step that Osstell now becomes a part of W&H. As such, we have the 
opportunity for both stronger and broader global representation and greater 
delivery capacity - always with the aim to serve our customers and users with 
even better products and services as well as helping them to provide best 
practice services to their customers - the patients. Patients' well-being is 
always the top priority," says Jonas Ehinger, CEO Osstell.

Osstell AB will continue as the 19th W&H subsidiary with its own legal entity 
at the company location in Gothenburg (Sweden). The company name Osstell AB 
remains unchanged.

About W&H Dentalwerk Burmoos GmbH 

The family-run business W&H Dentalwerk, based in Burmoos near Salzburg, is 
Austria's only manufacturer of dental precision instruments and devices and is 
one of the world's leading dental companies. Innovative product and service 
solutions, a modern company structure, a strong focus on research and 
development, and social responsibility ensure W&H Dentalwerk's success at both 
a local and global level. With some 1,100 employees around the world (680 of 
whom work at the headquarters in Burmoos), W&H exports its products to more 
than 110 countries. The family-run company operates two production sites in 
Burmoos (Austria), one in Brusaporto (Italy) and 19 subsidiaries in Europe, 
Asia and North America. Find more information on http://www.wh.com.

Contact details:
Agnes Hufnagl, Corporate Communication
Tel: +43-6274-6236-285
eMail: agnes.hufnagl@wh.com

SOURCE: W&H Dentalwerk Burmoos GmbH
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