LUGANO, Switzerland and EYSINES, France, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
MESA Group Holdings (MESA), a Pantheon Healthcare Group company, today announced the acquisition of French diagnostic imaging service provider Sigil. Complementing MESA's recent business expansion into France with its core Multi-Vendor Service (MVS) and Managed Equipment Service (MES) offerings, the acquisition of Sigil will accelerate the development and adoption of more efficient asset management and medical equipment maintenance service solutions for public and private sector hospitals and imaging centres. Already present in 12 European countries, MESA's expansion into France will enable the first local market offerings of integrated, vendor-neutral managed equipment and maintenance service solutions for all radiology and biomedical device modalities.
Based in Eysines, Sigil is an ISO 13485 quality certified company providing maintenance service for high-technology radiology equipment. The company also offers service and installation of X-ray tubes in public hospitals, including capacity to refurbish and restore medical parts with CE marking, quality assurance consulting and the sale of refurbished systems and conventional X-ray tubes. Sigil's combination of service offerings and their equipment-related solutions will be enhanced with the integration of MESA's services portfolio as well as its pan-European supply chain and service support infrastructure. Building on the last 20 years of experience providing local, expert multi-vendor and multi-modality services in France, Sigil's service delivery platform will also be expanded by MESA to provide additional Managed Equipment Service solutions to better meet the increasing demands within the French market for more efficient capital expenditures and reduced maintenance operating expenses over the equipment lifecycle.
Stefano Vagliani, MESA's Vice President of Business Development and General Manager for Western Europe, said, "The purchase of Sigil will accelerate our growth within the French market not only as a geographic expansion but because France represents a high-growth market for independent managed equipment services and managed maintenance solutions for the public and private healthcare sector. Sigil's team has the same passion for customer support and technical expertise that MESA is applying with ISO 13485 quality service throughout Europe."
MESA's global presence and pan-European leadership team will support Sigil's existing service infrastructure and customer base, which already includes many large public hospital groups. In addition to Sigil's Bordeaux location handling X-ray tube refurbishment, the company currently maintains a large service facility in Massy, which is equipped for equipment staging and field engineer training for MRI, CT and X-ray systems as well as logistical support for packaging of X-ray tubes and parts delivery. These service support facilities will be expanded and integrated within the MESA pan-European supply chain.
Yves Brohan, Sigil Founder and General Manager, added, "Sigil has for many years offered an independent solution for imaging services that is unique for our customers in France and explains the loyalty we have received from them. We value professionalism, reliability, savings for our customer and, above all, a responsibility for the highest levels of service toward them. MESA shares these values and will support Sigil with the staff and resources that will allow us to serve a larger customer base throughout the public and private French healthcare market."
Founded in 2009, MESA is the leading pan-European independent multi-vendor services provider for clinical and diagnostic imaging services, capital spare parts, equipment and managed equipment solutions. Headquartered in Lugano, Switzerland, MESA leverages over 40 years' global experience in high-end medical equipment maintenance services and repair solutions and is the only pan-European diagnostic imaging service company providing scalable, multi-vendor maintenance services across all MRI, CT, PET CT, Angio/Cardiac, and other general X-Ray system modalities from vendors such as GE, Philips, Siemens and Toshiba.
Sigil was founded in 2000 as an offshoot of Varian Medical Systems USA. Headquartered in Eysines near Bordeaux, the company provides highly skilled technicians that provide maintenance services on various brands of radiology systems as well as various equipment and x-ray tube solutions through their re-seller relationships. For more, visit http://www.sigil-france.fr.
The Pantheon Healthcare Group is Europe's leading platform of independent medical equipment service providers to the public and private healthcare sectors, delivering a broad set of asset management solutions that focus on capital procurement and operating expense efficiency while delivering the highest quality service performance throughout the equipment lifecycle. Backed by its ISO 13485 medical device quality certification and a 100% focus on Service, the Group continues to expand and enhance its Managed Service and Equipment offerings to better address the needs of healthcare operators worldwide. The Pantheon Healthcare Group provides diagnostic imaging and clinical services to more than 650 hospitals and diagnostic imaging healthcare clinics across Europe.
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