Siemens AG just announced that it will begin managing its health care divisions separately from other companies under the Siemens family umbrella. So what exactly does that mean?
The German company released a statement saying, “This will give Healthcare greater flexibility on the medical technologies market, which is characterized by fundament changes and paradigm shifts.”
Many industry leaders, as well as the French multinational banking company Societe Generale SA believe Siemens may be restructuring in advance of selling the health care division, which has a $18.6 billion average annual revenue.
“Siemens has great technology and a large market share, both in the US and internationally,” said Atlantis Worldwide founder Jeff Weiss. He believes the restructuring is the preface to a potential sale, which shouldn’t have any impact on buyers of Siemens’ health care products and services. He did stress that revenues and margins were down in equipment sales, but higher in service.
Changes are occurring as both Siemens and Philips seem poised to possibly divest themselves of their medical equipment business units and Samsung seems to be interested in entering this industry sector.
Of course, all Siemens equipment is still being manufactured and serviced, so companies can buy with confidence. As always, you can also get Siemens quality and performance by buying refurbished Siemens imaging systems through reputable sellers like Atlantis. Give us a call to find out more. Atlantis continues to provide value based solutions with our creative customized service and maintenance plans for Siemens MRI, CT, C-Arm, X-Ray, Mammography, and PET/CT systems.
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