Duomed Group acquires ONIS

20/12/2017

Duomed Group is glad to announce the acquisition of the Belgian leading distributor in the field of flexible endoscopy: ONIS.

ONIS has a proven track-record in this domain for over 40 years and has the exclusive distribution rights in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for leading brands such as Fujifilm and Soluscope. With this acquisition, the Duomed Group is strengthening its strategic platform in the Belgian hospital market as well as reinforcing its position in the flexible endoscopy market.
The Duomed Group feels confident about its ability to integrate this very successful company into its strategic platform to maximize the different opportunities for synergy, whilst making sure that ONIS can keep its focus and specialization in their specific activity.

Wouter Pauwels, CEO Duomed Group:
I am very pleased that in a short period of time after the acquisition of BRAUN Scandinavia, we have realized our 2nd acquisition with the support of G-Square. ONIS was founded in 1976 by Leon Soriano, who sold the very first Fujinon Endoscopes outside Japan. Over the years, the company succeeded in attracting other distribution rights in this field and further expanded the team.
Today, ONIS holds a very strong position in the field of flexible endoscopy in Belgium and has a solid connection with its suppliers. The addition of ONIS to the already existing expertise of BRAUN Scandinavia and FMH Medical in this field provides different bundling options for the Duomed Group and enhances the sharing of clinical know-how, support & technical servicing. We are looking forward to welcoming and collaborating with our new colleagues.
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Christophe Luyten, General Manager ONIS:
"This rapprochement with such a thriving partner will empower ONIS to pursue its development in the endoscopy business. We are all very proud of becoming member of an organisation that shares the same DNA : top-class products with substantial added-value, serviced by a skillful support. This alliance will provide the needed resources and skills to challenge the ever-evolving  technologies and the shifting environment of our core business.
We are eager to set up even better solutions for our customers, with the promising cooperation of the Duomed team.
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