June 30, 2014
Acquisition strengthens dental portfolio and adds high growth animal healthcare to business platform
Kerr Corporation, a global manufacturer of dental products, announced today that it has acquired DUX Dental and Vettec Inc. to further expand its product portfolio and to better serve dental professionals and healthcare providers globally.
DUX Dental is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality dental products, including Zone Temporary Cement, Identic Alginate and Bib-Eze disposable bib holders, as well as its award-winning PeelVue sterilization pouches. Vettec Inc. is a worldwide provider of animal healthcare products.
“DUX Dental is an excellent complement to Kerr’s portfolio of dental consumables and small equipment and broadens our consumable and restorative offerings to the general practitioner, dental specialist, hygienist, and institutional customer,” says Damien McDonald, Group President at Kerr Corporation. “Further, with Vettec we unlock new opportunities for growth in the attractive animal healthcare market. We welcome the associates of both businesses into the Kerr family and look forward to expanding their potential with our global reach and clinical, technological and R&D capabilities.”
“I am pleased that DUX Dental and Vettec have found a good home with Kerr. These were my family’s companies and I am confident that Kerr will continue to support our products and people going forward,” remarked Paul Porteous, former owner of DUX Dental and Vettec Inc.
DUX Dental and Vettec Inc. will proudly join Kerr and the KaVo Kerr Group global platform of brands that include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Axis|SybronEndo, Orascoptic, Pelton & Crane, Marus, DCI Equipment, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, Implant Direct and Ormco.
About Kerr Corporation
Kerr Corporation manufactures, markets and sells premier dental consumables to dental professionals worldwide. For more information visit www.kerrdental.com.
About KaVo Kerr Group
KaVo Kerr Group is a global portfolio of dental brands and operating companies that share common values of trust, experience, choices, quality and smart innovation. Brands include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Axis|SybronEndo, Orascoptic, Pelton & Crane, Marus, DCI Equipment, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, Implant Direct and Ormco. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven solutions, KaVo Kerr Group uniquely serves the dental profession. For more information visit www.kavokerrgroup.com