HORIBA Medical secures exclusive UK distribution deal for scil animal care company GmbH

17 March 2010

The scil Vet abc Plus+

The scil Vet abc Plus+

HORIBA Medical has announced today that it is the official exclusive UK distributor for veterinary diagnostic systems from scil animal care company GmbH, Germany. Renowned specialists in the design and manufacture of automated in vitro diagnostic systems for haematology for over 25 years, and chemistry focused analytical solutions for over 10 years, HORIBA Medical will offer scil veterinary diagnostic products in the UK.

Born from an existing manufacturing partnership, scil and HORIBA Medical already have over 6000 animal blood counters placed globally. A new model of the compact analyser, the scil Vet abc Plus+, launched in October 2009, provides a complete animal blood count, including 4-part white blood cell differential, in only 60 seconds and is already in place in more than 120 Veterinary practices worldwide. The new distribution agreement now enables UK veterinary professionals to not only procure the scil Vet abc Plus+ analyser, but also receive expert service and support directly from the manufacturer – HORIBA Medical. Alongside the haematology analysers and consumables, HORIBA Medical will also be supporting the scil Reflovet Plus animal blood chemistry analyser and consumables, and the Dr Fritz Video Compact System.

In the UK, the foundation of HORIBA Medical is built around its excellent support network of 31 personnel. The dedicated sales, service and technical teams strive to ensure customers can work as smoothly and efficiently as possible, whatever their location or industry area. The scientific expertise within these teams provides customers with an unparalleled educational and reference resource, which can even assist in research and evaluation projects. All the benefits of the support and service provided by HORIBA Medical will be available to all Vet customers.

“With our heritage as trusted haematology and chemistry specialists in the clinical pathology market, including placements in NHS and private hospitals and clinics, we are excited to now be entering the veterinary market as a distributor. Having worked with scil for 11 years - manufacturing the animal blood counter, it is a pleasure to now be able to provide UK Vet customers with the added benefit of direct service from our experienced sales and support team,” explained Cleve Wright, UK Manager, HORIBA Medical.

Jens Illing, International Sales Manager at scil, states: “Under veterinarians, the name scil animal care company represents quality, excellence and expertise in the field of veterinary equipment. Our dedicated employees and international distribution partners ensure that this high level of performance is available for our veterinary customers worldwide. Therefore we are glad to have found in HORIBA Medical the perfect partner for the distribution of our products in the UK. Existing and new customers of scil’s products will benefit from the excellent pre- and after sales support provided by HORIBA Medical’s distribution and technical service network.”