LUGANO, Switzerland and ISTANBUL, November 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Continuing its regional expansion in emerging high growth markets, Swiss-based MESA Group Holdings (MESA) has announced the acquisition of Spintech, a leading Turkish service provider for multi-vendor diagnostic imaging equipment, asset management and maintenance services. Spintech brings deep technical and field engineering specialisation across multiple modalities in Siemens high-end imaging and general radiology medical systems while more recently developing its multi-vendor capabilities to support GE, Philips and Toshiba imaging systems under a strategic partnership that began with MESA in 2012. The acquisition by MESA Group further strengthens the company's Pan-European leadership in the growing independent, multi-vendor diagnostic imaging service market as well as increasing its Siemens-specific service capabilities for current and future customers across Europe and the Middle East.
Robert Piconi, Group Chief Executive of Pantheon Holdco, the parent company of MESA Group Holdings and Asteral, commented: "Our acquisition of Spintech is a another step in expanding our geographic footprint into attractive, high-growth segments of the market where there is unmet demand for more high-quality, flexible and cost-effective services for diagnostic imaging medical equipment and broader asset management solutions for hospitals and imaging centres. Spintech General Manager Abdullah Yasar and the whole Spintech team bring a history of entrepreneurialism and innovation in medical imaging system services and managed equipment solutions which provide a great fit with our current portfolio and with our culture within the Group. Spintech also fortifies our local electronics and medical device repair capabilities qualified under our ISO 13485 quality certification that will serve for future platform expansion in Turkey and surrounding markets."
Spintech was established in 2011 by a group of former Siemens Healthcare modality managers and field engineers seeking to provide a high-quality and more cost-effective multi-vendor service solution to better meet the rigorous demands of the Turkish market. Under its earlier partnership with MESA, the group quickly broadened from its roots in supporting Siemens diagnostic imaging systems to develop its multi-vendor capabilities supporting various OEM platforms and providing comprehensive maintenance and asset management services, as well as "turn-key" managed equipment solutions for MRI, CT, PET-CT, Angio and other general X-ray radiology systems.
"We see strong synergies with MESA in the multi-vendor services and asset management solutions they have been providing throughout Europe and in their recent acquisitions and see that we can extend their service and supply chain capabilities within the Turkish and surrounding markets," said Abdullah Yasar, General Manager of Spintech. "We share with our new colleagues in MESA, MVS and Asteral the values and passion of putting quality and our customers first, and we are excited to have the opportunity to support their ISO 13485 certified service models with our own quality service with certifications from the Turkish Standards Institution. Because quality and customer service come first in all of these companies, we see tremendous opportunity for more rapid expansion in Turkey as a combined team."
Spintech currently provides diagnostic imaging and asset management services to both government hospitals and private healthcare customers in more than half of the developed Turkish provinces as well as in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and the Middle East.
Mr. Yasar added: "We share MESA's vision for integrated healthcare and asset management service solutions and believe we can add significant benefit to the Group's core value proposition of improving the quality of patient care by providing more reliable and efficient quality service in support of the clinical healthcare environment."
MESA provides diagnostic imaging and asset management services on a global scale, with operations across 12 countries. Having recently increased its UK presence through its combination with Asteral, and further consolidating its presence in the Polish market through the purchase of MVS, MESA now provides imaging and clinical services to more than 600 hospitals and diagnostic imaging healthcare clinics across Europe and the Middle East.
Spintech is dedicated to increasing the service life of high-level medical technology, providing services in radiology products (MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, General X-ray, and Ultrasound systems). Spintech is a service-first organisation that always seeks to maintain customer satisfaction at the highest level through substantial knowledge, experience and innovative solutions.
Founded in 2009, MESA is the leading pan-European independent multi-vendor services provider for clinical and diagnostic imaging field engineering services, capital spare parts, equipment and asset management solutions. Headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, MESA leverages over 40 years' global experience in high-end medical equipment maintenance services and repair solutions and is the only pan-European diagnostic imaging service company providing scalable, multi-vendor maintenance services across all MRI, CT, PET CT, Angio/Cardiac, and other general X-Ray system modalities from vendors such as GE, Philips, Siemens and Toshiba. MESA was originally founded as the European arm of US-based Masterplan, under the leadership of Robert Piconi. A management buy-out, led by Robert Piconi, was completed in December 2011 shortly after the acquisition of Masterplan by Aramark Healthcare in March 2011.
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Benjamin Peltier, Director of Marketing and Communications, MESA Group
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