Increased focus on the new Europe: Sectra signs partnership agreement with leading Turkish medical distributor
The Swedish IT and medical technology company Sectra has signed a partnership agreement with Kurt & Kurt A.Ş., a Turkish medical distribution company. Kurt & Kurt is a leading supplier of medical equipment with a large customer base in Turkey and neighboring countries.
Through this partnership agreement, Kurt & Kurt becomes a distributor of Sectra's system for processing and archiving of digital radiology images (PACS) and digital mammography solutions. "This partnership agreement significantly widens our representation and presence in the new Europe," says Dr Torbjörn Kronander, President at Sectra Imtec AB. "Kurt & Kurt is very successful and well-established in the Turkish market. The company enjoys an excellent reputation based on 30 years of operations. We view the company as a well suited partner of Sectra," Dr Kronander adds. With a population of 72 million, Turkey is a large healthcare market. The use of digital healthcare systems is growing rapidly. "There is a growing demand for medical imaging solutions in the Turkish market and in response to this demand we want to provide our customers with the best solution available," says Nurgül Vatansever General Manager of Kurt & Kurt AS. “Partnering with Sectra will strengthen our position by delivering a well-proven, top-of-the-line technology to the Turkish healthcare market." About Kurt & Kurt A.Ş. Kurt & Kurt AŞ is the parent company of a group of companies. Formed in 1975, with the aim of marketing quality-control equipment for agricultural produce and products, it rapidly grew to encompass medical, nuclear, analytical and other related instruments. In 1980 the Board of the company decided to start new companies for each major area of activity. After the implementation of this decision, Kurt & Kurt stayed in the medical equipment and instruments area. It is now the major leading company in the radiology and endoscopy market in Turkey. Kurt & Kurt has 95 employees. The headquarter is located in Ankara and the company also has main offices in Istanbul and Izmir.