Toshiba snaps up Belfast medical imaging company
A Belfast medical imaging firm has been bought over by Toshiba. Medical Imaging NI Limited had been a partner of Toshiba for around 25 years.
It's now been taken over by the Japanese technology giant. It says all staff have been kept on, and Toshiba will "establish direct operations in Northern Ireland".
It will be led by Toshiba Medical Systems UK director Paul Parsons. The acquisition allows Toshiba Medical to develop innovative medical imaging equipment solutions and service offerings for its MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound customers.
Brian Beggs, managing director of Medical Imaging NI, said: "Having been an established Toshiba Medical Systems partner, we are delighted by the acquisition and have ultimate faith that the quality product and service offering we have successfully developed over 25 years will be taken to the next level by a globally renowned medical imaging innovator. The Medical Imaging NI team is excited at the opportunity to join such a high performing team."
And Mark Hitchman, UK managing director for Toshiba Medical Systems, said: "The acquisition of Medical Imaging NI signals our attempt to establish strong and lasting direct relationships with our growing customer base in Northern Ireland.
"It is exciting that we are able to integrate a successful Toshiba Medical partner into our company, especially as we have a strong existing relationship."