Finnish Plandent Division expands into Poland

The growing full-service dental supply chain keeps conquering new markets

The second largest distributor of dental supplies in Europe, Plandent Division, is expanding its business into the Polish market. Plandent has acquired a stake of 51 % in the share capital of Kol-Dental, a market-leading Polish dental supply company owned by Mr Maciek Nurzyński and Mr Jacek Piłko, who will continue in their management roles. Kol-Dental is a long-term distributor of Planmeca’s dental equipment in the Polish market. Planmeca, one of the world’s leading manufacturers in dental and medical technology, is also the parent company of Plandent.

Through Kol-Dental, Plandent will introduce to the Polish market its world-leading brands in the field of dental supplies in addition to Planmeca’s extensive selection of high-tech dental equipment. These will be complemented with attractive and sophisticated new service concepts, such as material management, online ordering, and maintenance and support services.

“We have been thrilled with the performance and long-term success of Kol-Dental as Planmeca’s distributor. This new agreement will strengthen Kol-Dental’s position in the Northern European dental supply distribution arena and bring Plandent’s modern service concept to the reach of Polish dental professionals. By listening closely to our local customers and by constantly expanding our product selection, we can fulfill the needs of every customer group, whether they be dentists, dental hygienists or dental technicians”, says Mr Tuomas Lokki, Vice President at Planmeca Group.

“This new cooperation is great news for our customers and business partners. Kol-Dental gains a professional and globally recognised partner whose experience, financial standing and support will allow further development and strengthen our position as a market leader”, said Mr Jacek Piłko,Vice CEO of Kol-Dental.

Earlier this year, the fast-growing Plandent Division acquired new distribution companies also in Belgium, Russia and Turkey. In addition, the division has leading local companies in all the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and Austria. Plandent Division is part of the Finnish Planmeca Group that operates in the field of health care technology in over 120 countries. The group employs around 2,500 people worldwide and is looking to attain a turnover of EUR 760 million this year.