Neodent becomes distributor for Amann Girrbach in Brazil
- Strong partner to drive Amann Girrbach’s business in Brazil
- State-of-the-art in-lab CADCAM milling system enables Neodent to penetrate the lab segment
Curitiba, 16 November 2015: Straumann’s Brazilian subsidiary Neodent and Amann Girrbach, a global leader in CADCAM milling equipment for dental laboratories, have signed a distribution agreement for Amann Girrbach’s full range of products and services in Brazil. Neodent will begin to market and sell the products through its own dedicated sales and service team with effect of 1 January 2016.
Amann Girrbach covers the full workflow for dental labs to produce CADCAM prosthetics in house for tooth-borne and implant-based restorations. At the heart of its system is the Ceramill range of CADCAM milling equipment, complemented by high-performance materials, which have been developed through decades of expertise and processing technology.
Closer to the goal of being a full service provider
“Amann Girrbach’s state-of-the-art CADCAM milling system opens lab doors for us to provide a comprehensive range of solutions. Neodent’s high quality dental implant system, our Digital CADCAM solution with centralized-milling, together with the power of Dental Wings’ scanning capabilities and the convenience of Amann Girrbach’s in-lab solution, bring us closer to our goal of being a full service provider for labs and dentists,” explained Matthias Schupp, CEO of Neodent and Head of LATAM for the Straumann Group.
Strong partner to leverage business
The distribution agreement is linked to sales performance targets and provides Amann Girrbach with an exceptionally strong partner to leverage its business – Neodent is the leading implant company in Brazil, which is one of the world’s largest markets for tooth replacement and restoration.
Jeferson Calgaro, Managing Director of Amann Girrbach’s subsidiary in Brazil added: “We believe that this partnership will advance our mission to provide the Brazilian dental-lab industry with a completely integrated range of CADCAM products and service solutions designed to ensure the success of their in-house process”.
Amann Girrbach developing CARES in-lab milling solution with Straumann Group
In March, Straumann and Amann Girrbach announced a collaboration to offer dental laboratories a 5-axis milling machine developed by Amann Girrbach to operate with the Straumann CARES CADCAM system. The collaboration also includes the supply of Straumann pre-milled titanium abutment blanks to labs using Amann Girrbach equipment, enabling them to produce their own one-piece customized abutments with original Straumann connections. The new milling machine will be competitively priced and is to be launched initially in Central Europe in the coming months with other regions to follow.
About Amann Girrbach
Amann Girrbach is a leader in in-house CAD/CAM solutions for dental laboratories throughout the world. In addition to its headquarters in Koblach, Austria, the company has subsidiaries in Germany, the US, Brazil, China and Singapore. Amann Girrbach was formed in 2004 as a result of the merger of the two family-owned companies of Amann Dental GmbH, with headquarters in Koblach, and Pforzheim’s Girrbach Dental GmbH (D), and employs approximately 360 people worldwide.
Founded in 1993, Neodent is a Brazilian company that delivers implants, prosthetic solutions and surgical instruments to the dental market. Its headquarters and manufacturing site are in Curitiba and it has 22 other units in Brazil and five abroad. Founded by Dr Geninho Thomé, Scientific President and Chairman of the Board, and by Dr Clemilda Thomé, Executive Officer of the Latin American Institute of Research and Dental Education (ILAPEO), Neodent was acquired by the Straumann Group in 2015. Further information is available at: www.neodent.com.br.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops, manufactures and sells dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Including Neodent, the Group currently employs approximately 3500 people worldwide and its products and services are available in more than 70 countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners.