Sectra receives Swecare Export Award 2014
The Swedish IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has received the Swecare Export Award 2014. The award is intended to encourage and highlight successful Swedish companies and create good examples of successful export ventures. The aim is to reward creativity and innovation and to promote the development of new success models for internationalization in all areas of Swedish health and medical care. The winning entry was evaluated on the basis of such factors as clinical value and innovation. The award was presented by the Swedish Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Gabriel Wikström, in conjunction with Swecare’s annual meeting.
The jury’s commendation: “Sectra has demonstrated an impressive performance in its business and a well-conceived strategy, by which it has succeeded in penetrating a number of attractive markets. This strategy prioritizes market segments in which the company has comparative advantages, with the aim of being one of the three largest players in each market that the company enters. Although sales have been impacted by new delivery models for software and a deliberate choice of refraining from the sale of some hardware, exports have remained at a constant level, while profit has increased by 25 percent in the past year. The company’s principal products are developed in Sweden and are now sold to about 50 countries. Sectra offices are located in 12 countries, supplemented by sales through partners in carefully selected emerging markets.”
Swecare is a semi-state-run foundation with the task of supporting the internationalization of Swedish health and medical care.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President, Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27
Marie Ekström, Executive Vice President, Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10
Press room: www.sectra.com/medical/press
Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. The company’s business operation includes cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2013/2014 fiscal year totaled SEK 853 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com
In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies for handling digital radiology images. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.