Drive Medical will be known as Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
To Our Valued Customers:
We are pleased to announce that the European subsidiaries of Drive Medical and DeVilbiss Healthcare plan to integrate the companies. The new, combined company will be known as Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. This integration is scheduled to occur within the next twelve months. This integration is brought about largely by customer demand. Though Drive acquired DeVilbiss last year, outside of North America the two companies have operated independently until now. But customers, pleased with the combined product offering of both companies, expressed strong interest in a thoroughly integrated experience with respect to product ordering, shipping and invoicing. Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare will be the result of that wish.
Additionally, the companies will be joining their sales forces and management teams, bringing reinforced strength to the Drive DeVilbiss organization, and creating a completely seamless experience for our customers. Upon integration, Drive DeVilbiss customers will work with a single, dedicated sales associate to create and effortless customer experience with access to the entire range of Drive DeVilbiss products.
The integration will occur first with our Export divisions, followed by the companies in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia. We expect our alliance to be finalized within twelve months, and we are committed to providing the resources necessary to ensure that the plan is implemented flawlessly.
The Company is also announcing plans to create Product Specialty Teams for several of its product categories, including Respiratory and Sleep Therapy, Pediatric Rehabilitation and Pressure Prevention. These Product Specialty Teams will be another benefit of the new Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, offering clinical expertise and guidance on the use and benefits of select products. This value-added program will be available to all Drive DeVilbiss customers.
The North American integration of Drive and DeVilbiss which occurred in October, 2015 has been a great success for our customers and the Company alike, and we are confident that our European customers will be likewise pleased with the benefits that come with the new Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. We will keep you apprised of our progress and will share with you new information that may affect you. But be assured that we anticipate a seamless experience for you, our customer, and an enhanced partnership as we enter the next chapter in the Drive DeVilbiss success story.
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