Atos Medical, a leading company in laryngectomy care, today announces the acquisition of the leading German tracheostomy company TRACOE medical GmbH, including NL-based MC Europe B.V., and of UK-based Kapitex Healthcare LTD.
TRACOE medical is a family-owned German-based tracheostomy business originally founded in 1958 and today includes MC Europe. Kapitex Healthcare was founded in 1991 and is a UK based company. All companies have a longstanding and excellent expertise in developing and delivering high-quality products for tracheostomy patients and have a global reach with customers in 90 countries.
“I am truly excited that TRACOE, MC Europe and Kapitex will join the Atos family. We share a strong vision of making life easier for people living with a neck stoma and we have complementary capabilities that will enable us to serve customers worldwide even better in the future. I am convinced that combining our companies will strengthen our ability to fast track the journey towards becoming a full range global player in the tracheostomy segment, through a combined hospital and direct-to-consumer model and with a strong production footprint in Sweden and Germany,” said Britt Meelby Jensen, CEO of Atos Medical.
“We are thrilled to join Atos Medical. Our companies are a perfect match and our discussions have convinced me about our strong shared values, dedication to people and changing people’s lives. Together we can achieve great things to the benefit of patients worldwide,” said Stephan Köhler, owner and Managing Director of TRACOE Group.
Atos Medical is pleased to announce that the transaction was closed today, 1 October 2021.
About TRACOE Group and Kapitex
TRACOE medical is a leader in tracheostomy care and develops, manufactures, and sells a full and complimentary range of products, including percutaneous dilation sets for the beginning of care. TRACOE was founded in 1958 and is based in Nieder-Olm, Germany. With MC Europe, based in the Netherlands, TRACOE Group also offers a wider portfolio in airway management and respiratory care. Kapitex is a manufacturer and distributor of tracheostomy and dysphagia medical devices. It was founded in 1991 and is based in West Yorkshire, UK. In total, the group employs some 300 people.
For questions, please contact:
Britt Meelby Jensen, CEO
Egil Madsen, CFO