13 jan NC Medical and hospidex join forces
NC Medical and hospidex join forces
Hospidex increases its expertise to further support Belgian and French hospitals and care institutions in their infection prevention policy with the acquisition of NC Medical.
NC Medical has successfully introduced Vernacare’s innovative infection prevention system to healthcare institutions in the Netherlands as exclusive distributor. The system consists of a range of disposable bed pans and wipes for patient washing and surface disinfection. These bedpans and cleaning wipes are disposed of safely and hygienically via a specially designed macerator. This drastically reduces the risk of infection and increases the caregiver’s working comfort and the dignity of the patient. With its in-house service office, technical department and logistics service, NC Medical provides a quality service in many hospitals and healthcare institutions in the Netherlands on a daily basis.
Now NC Medical is joining forces with Hospidex. Together they will be able to serve their customers in the Dutch market even better. Hospidex offers a comprehensive range of healthcare solutions in the Benelux and France, focusing on health and wellness at home, measuring vital body parameters, the prevention of bedsores and safely disposing of medical waste. In addition, Hospidex has been the exclusive distributor of Vernacare products in Belgium and France since 2020. With the acquisition of NC Medical, hospitals and healthcare institutions will now also be able to call on NC Medical’s longstanding expertise with these products to make further steps in their infection prevention policies.
Hendrik Seghers (CEO) is excited that NC Medical is becoming a part of Hospidex. “With Hospidex, we introduce innovative healthcare solutions that solve day-to-day problems for patients and healthcare staff, and improve the quality of care. NC Medical fully fits into this philosophy.”
Mike van Schie, Managing Director NC Medical, will stay on board and become Director Netherlands. He is excited about the growth prospects: “As part of Hospidex, we can further deepen and expand the offering to our customers in hospitals and care institutions in the Netherlands. Our product portfolios are highly complementary.”
Hospidex has been active in the Dutch market for many years, supporting the healthcare sector with innovative solutions from leading medical manufacturers. For example, it will soon supply 20 million syringes and 20 million Low Dead Space (LDS) needles for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the Netherlands. With LDS needles, less residual liquid remains in the syringe, and more vaccine doses can be obtained from a vial.
Francis Gielen (CFOO) emphasizes the complementarity of both companies: “NC Medical is a wonderful addition to Hospidex’s focused product portfolio. In addition, it strengthens Hospidex’s presence in the Dutch market.”
Hospidex has specialized in the import, distribution and commercialization of medical equipment in Western Europe for 35 years. It offers comprehensive solutions, both for end-users in the home environment and for professionals in hospitals, residential care centers, specialty medical stores and pharmacies. It focuses on specific areas of healthcare: health and wellness at home, the measurement of vital body parameters (such as blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation and temperature), the prevention of bedsores and the safe disposal of medical waste, such as used needles (or the packaging of medical waste). Hospidex has its own offices in Belgium, France and the Netherlands and is therefore well informed of developments in the local markets. In addition, activities throughout Europe are supported, with a strong presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company realizes sales of over 33 million euros in 2021 with 45 employees.
About NC Medical
NC Medical is the exclusive distributor of the Vernacare Disposable System in The Netherlands since 2012. With its own service office, technical department and logistics service, it ensures the successful use of the Vernacare system in many hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Netherlands on a daily basis.