SciCan Post Merger Group Branding Revealed


    TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2011 /CNW/ --

    --  New brand established for group of companies: SciCan (Canada), SycoTec
        (Germany) and Micro-Mega (France)
    --  New name of group of companies is 'Sanavis Group'
    --  The group of companies will continue to operate as separate entities
        under the Sanavis umbrella
    --  Dr. Martin Rickert is Executive Chairman of the group
    --  Group will form one of the ten largest dental equipment manufacturers


SciCan, a Toronto based manufacturer of infection control products and solutions with subsidiaries in Canonsburg, PA, Leutkirch, Germany, and Zug, Switzerland merged with dental and industrial manufacturer SycoTec and French endodontic specialist Micro-Mega (Besancon) in February 2010.

"From now on our new Group will operate as the Sanavis Group," explains Dr. Martin Rickert, Executive Chairman of the Group. "The new group will strategically represent and support our growing portfolio of innovative brands in the future. We are very pleased to begin the process of introducing Sanavis and our evolving group structure to the dental industry over the coming months."

The Sanavis Group now forms one of the 10 largest companies in the dental industry.

The new group will be managed by Dr. Martin Rickert as Executive Chairman who will follow a management model that maintains independence within the individual companies under the new group's administrative and strategic umbrella. The main principle behind the new structure is to make decisions where they actually occur. That will be applied to all three companies. Also their brands will remain in their present form.

Executive Chairman Dr. Martin Rickert and Chairman Arthur Zwingenberger describe the opportunities resulting from the newly formed Sanavis Group as follows:


    --  Market access: The distribution networks of all three companies will
        selling the products of the entire group. Further opportunities for
        SycoTec and Micro-Mega will result in North America based on SciCan's
        market presence and SciCan will be able to establish itself even
        in Europe based on the strengths of SycoTec and Micro-Mega. Together
        will also be possible to strengthen the group's presence in Asia.
    --  Complete Provider: SycoTec, Micro-Mega and SciCan will provide
        full-spectrum solutions - offering dentists and doctors a 'one stop
        shop,' from instruments to motors to the entire reprocessing system.
    --  Synergies: Synergies are being created in administration, at trade
        shows, in the IT and in research and development. No job cuts are
        planned due to the new structure. "We want to do more business - not
        less," says Dr. Martin Rickert.
    --  Market relevance: The merger will lead to a group of approx. 800
        employees and will be one of the world's ten largest suppliers of
        dental equipment.

    ...about SciCan

The Canadian family-owned enterprise specializes in infection control products, training, consulting and services in both the dental and medical industries in over 100 countries around the world. SciCan also manufactures high quality handpieces for dental treatments. With approximately 250 employees SciCan maintains offices in Toronto, ON (headquarters), Canonsburg, PA, Zug, Switzerland and Leutkirch, Germany.


    ...about SycoTec


SycoTec is a high tech manufacturer based in Leutkirch, Germany. For more than 50 years its 350 employees have been developing and manufacturing innovative drive and device solutions for industrial applications and OEM products in the dental and medical industries. Today SycoTec is among the leading manufacturers in various fields worldwide. SycoTec's products are being used in dental and medical technologies, for machine tools, in precision engineering as well as for aircraft applications. The activities of the family-owned enterprise are spread between three business units: dental equipment (motor and device solutions for dental and medical technologies), drive systems (electrical motor components, customized motors, and high-frequency drive systems for industrial applications) and components (production of complex sub-assemblies and high-precision parts). More information is available at:


    ...about Micro-Mega


Micro-Mega manufactured its first nerve broach in 1907, and has a significant international reputation as a specialist for dental instrumentation. Micro-Mega is among the most innovative endodontic suppliers world wide, particularly in the field of root canal treatment. Micro-Mega, based in Besancon/France, has over 200 employees. More information can be found at


    We remain at your disposal for any further inquiries.


Press Contact:

    SciCan Toronto
    Andrew Zwingenberger
    Vice President
    1440 Don Mills Rd
    Toronto, ON
    M3B 3P9
    Tel: 416-445-1600



For further information: Andrew Zwingenberger, Vice President, SciCan Toronto, +416-445-1600, Web Site:

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