Sirona (NASDAQ: SIRO), the dental technology leader, today announces that it has expanded its exclusive distribution agreement with Patterson Companies, Inc. The existing agreements have been amended with immediate effect and now include all Sirona products for the US market. All US dealers that were supporting Sirona as of June 1, 2012 may continue to order and receive equipment until September 1 of this year. Spare parts for these dealers may be ordered indefinitely.
Jost Fischer, Chairman and CEO of Sirona commented: “The expansion of our exclusive relationship with Patterson will enable us to strengthen our go to market approach and grow in the US, by increasing the focus on the seamless integration of our best in class product offerings and digital solutions. Internationally we continue to grow, with Henry Schein being our largest and most important distributor and core partner in Europe and a major partner in Canada. With our global sales and service infrastructure we are very well positioned for continued long-term robust revenue growth.”
About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.
Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit
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