Medequip and Medux have joined forces in a move that creates a European powerhouse in the healthcare services and equipment sector.
UK-based Medequip plans to broaden its range of solutions that enable individuals to live independently at home for longer as a result of the agreement with the Dutch firm.
James Ibbotson, CEO of Medequip, said: “This partnership is a major step forward for Medequip. By working alongside Medux, we can capitalise on its vast experience as the market leader in the Netherlands and further accelerate Medequip’s growth.
“Medux has an impressive reputation in the Dutch equipment market, and we look forward to our exciting future together with great confidence.”
With a shared focus on ensuring healthcare remains affordable and accessible with an efficient supply of products and services, both Medux and Medequip have strong reputations among end-users, prescribers and clients.
In the Netherlands, Medux supplies more than 1.5 million medical devices annually via its brands Medipoint, HartingBank and Atlas Kidtech.
In the UK Medequip visits more than 1.3 million customers every year delivering community equipment services, technology enabled care services (TECS), planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and minor adaptations.
Jop Pollmann, CEO of Medux, said that by joining forces, Medux and Medequip will bolster their services and broaden their customer bases.
He stated: “This is a big step forward for Medux. We are strengthening our position in the European equipment market; a market that is growing rapidly due to the ageing population and government policies to enable people to live at home independently for longer. This is something we are very familiar with and which provides significant opportunities for both Medux and Medequip.”
Medux boasts a turnover exceeding €385m (£322m), while Medequip generates sales of more than £200m a year.