Planmeca

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Planmeca Oy
Osakeyhtiö
Industry
  • Dental Equipment & Supplies
Founded Helsinki, Finland (1971)
Founder
Headquarters Helsinki, Finland
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Heikki Kyöstilä (Chairman & CEO)[1]
Revenue USD $ 850 million (2015)[2]
USD $122.3 million (2015)[2]
Number of employees
2,700 (2014)[3]
Subsidiaries
Website www.planmeca.com

Planmeca, established in 1971, is a Finnish manufacturer of high-tech dental team, 3D digital imaging devices and software.

Planmeca’s product lines are organised in

  • dental care units
  • dental X-ray units
  • digital imaging and software applications.

Planmeca offers integrated product concepts consisting of a dental unit, digital imaging equipment and software. Planmeca works in close co-operation with dental universities and institutions.

Planmeca’s products are designed and manufactured in Helsinki, Finland, and distributed worldwide via a network of dealers operating around the world. More than 98% of Planmeca’s production is exported to over 100 countries.

History[edit]

Planmeca was founded by Heikki Kyöstilä in 1971. Kyöstilä is the president and owner of Planmeca.

In the 1970s, Planmeca manufactured dental stools and instrument cabinets, and created its first patient chair and dental unit.

The 1980s was a decade of international expansion and subsidiaries were established abroad. Planmeca introduced a microprocessor-controlled dental chair, panoramic X-ray device and dental unit.

In the 1990s, Planmeca introduced a dental unit with an integrated patient chair. The decade was also an era of digital progress – Planmeca introduced an integrated information technology system for a digital dental practice, the all in one -concept. The concept allowed instant access to all digital clinical patient information at chair side via one software.

In the 2000s, Planmeca introduced a dental unit that could be converted from right- to left-handed use with motorised movements as well as the Planmeca Romexis software for processing patient information, dental unit’s user activities and images. Planmeca also introduced a new SCARA technology in its X-ray units, which enabled free formation of imaging geometry.

In the 2010s, the concept of Digital perfection was launched. The combination of a digital intraoral scan, a 3D X-ray (CBVT) and a 3D facial photo provides comprehensive information on the patient’s anatomy.

Co-operation with universities[edit]

Cooperative work between Planmeca and universities in product and software development is widespread. Planmeca offers solutions designed especially for teaching environments. Planmeca has supplied dental units and X-ray units to universities and hospitals around the world.

Planmeca Group[edit]

Planmeca Oy is the parent company of Planmeca Group. The Group operates in the field of health care and consists of six companies. The Group employs approximately 2,650 people worldwide and the estimated turnover for 2014 amounts to MEUR 800. The headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland.

In addition to Planmeca Oy, the companies belonging to Planmeca Group are: Planmed Oy, a manufacturer of mammography and orthopaedic imaging equipment, Plandent Oy, a full-service dental supply company, LM-Instruments Oy, a manufacturer of dental hand instruments, Opus Systemer AS, a developer of dental software solutions and Triangle Furniture Systems Inc., a manufacturer of dental practice cabinetry solutions.[clarification needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tervehdys toimitusjohtajaltamme". Planmeca. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Planmeca Oy Revenue and Financial Data". Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Planmeca − Better care through innovation". planmeca.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 

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