Canon Europe acquires Dutch medical solutions specialist Delft DI





London, 2 February 2012 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, has strengthened its offering in the Medical Imaging arena by acquiring Netherlands-based Medical solutions specialist Delft Diagnostic Imaging (Delft DI).
 
Delft DI specialises in two business areas. The first area is innovative medical software solutions for sharing digital images and medical records. This business will become a future platform for the development of new Healthcare ICT solutions including Cross Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDSI) solutions.
 
The second area is digital X-ray imaging systems, systems integration and service of a wide variety of customised complete solutions for radiology departments. Delft DI has been an important distribution partner for Canon digital radiography systems for over ten years in The Netherlands and Belgium. Building on this partnership, where Delft DI already incorporates Canon digital radiography products in their services, this business will become a platform for developing future digital radiography services.
Ryoichi Bamba , President & CEO, Canon Europe said: “Canon has identified medical imaging as an important focus area for future growth, and we believe this investment and expansion of the medical business will bring new opportunities to build on our success in the digital radiography and eye care sectors to date. We are excited about the solutions and services we can bring to the market together with Delft DI for the benefit of our customers and ultimately patient care. We are looking forward to welcoming Delft DI into the Canon group. ”
Guido Geerts, Chief Executive Officer, Delft DI, added: “We have enjoyed a good relationship with Canon as a distribution partner and we are delighted to now be extending this relationship. We are proud to become part of the Canon Group and believe this will also bring benefits for our customers.”
Following the completion of the acquisition, Delft DI will become a subsidiary of Canon Europa NV. Yoshiyuki Masuko, Senior Director, Medical Imaging Group, will join the board of Delft DI.
Delft Imaging Systems, currently a subsidiary of Delft DI, will become a separate company, will no longer be part of Delft DI group, and is not part of this acquisition.
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About Delft DI Delft DI specialises in innovative medical PACS software solutions, digital X-ray imaging systems and system integration and service of a wide variety of customized complete solutions for radiology departments. Delft DI includes Rogan-Delft, Delft Imaging Systems* and Oldelft Benelux.
For more information you are kindly invited to visit our website: www.delftdi.com (*Delft Imaging Systems is not part of this acquisition.)
 
About Canon Medical Imaging Group
Canon has been an innovator in Medical applications for 72 years. Since 1940, (when Canon’s first medical application was introduced – an innovative X-Ray application for tuberculosis screening), Canon has delivered lots of world’s firsts in the area of radiography and eye care.
Today Canon's extensive line of digital radiography systems and eye care diagnostic equipment is used in many areas including hospital environments, medical and screening centres, as well as a wide range of terrains with portable needs. Canon is continuously working on enhancing patient care, image quality, portability, flexibility and workflow.
For further information about Canon Medical Imaging Group, and details of local distributors please visit: www.canon-europe.com/medical
About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.
Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.
Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei – ‘To live and work together for the common good’.
Further information about Canon Europe is available at: www.canon-europe.com
 
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Canon Europe Delft DI
Will Hart / Lucie Smith Willem Rijken
Nelson Bostock Communications (on behalf of Canon Europe)
t. +44 (0)20 7792 7421/ t: +31-318-583453
+44 (0)20 7792 7412
e. will.hart@nelsonbostock.com / e: wrijken@delftdi.com lucie.smith@nelsonbostock.com
 
Delft DI
Willem Rijken
t: +31-318-583453
e: wrijken@delftdi.com