FUJIFILM Australia Pty Ltd announced the appointment of C.R. Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd as sole and exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for the Fujifilm range of endoscopic products. The agreement will take effect as of 1 July 2013.
A leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, Fujifilm has been successfully working with C.R. Kennedy for the past year in the distribution of their endoscopic product range in eastern Australia and New Zealand. The partnership has now been expanded to cover the entire ANZ region and makes C.R. Kennedy the exclusive Fujifilm distributor.
Fujifilm’s CEO Kevin Masuda is pleased with the arrangement. “C.R. Kennedy holds an enviable position in the endoscopy market with its high-quality, technologically advanced solutions and unparalleled service and backup. The partnership between Fujifilm and C.R. Kennedy is really a case of 1+1 = 3. We will ensure this partnership results in the best possible service and best value for our Australian and New Zealand customers.”
Having pioneered breakthroughs such as the Shinya technique and fully maintained leasing arrangements, C.R. Kennedy brings to the partnership a service team with over 30 years’ experience in endoscopic repairs.
Malcolm Kennedy, Managing Director, C.R. Kennedy said, customers can be assured that all repairs are done locally. “We don’t send equipment to low cost foreign labour destinations which can generate the inconvenience of extended turnaround times. All repairs are handled in Australia in full compliance with Australian Disinfection Standards.”
The addition of Fujifilm to the product portfolio positions C.R. Kennedy as a one-stop-shop for all endoscopic requirements, including a comprehensive range of scopes, disinfection, capsule endoscopy, Fujifilm's Double Balloon enteroscopy, consumables and a suite of leasing equipment and maintenance.
Mr Masuda added: “We look forward to proving an improved, streamlined presence to fully address the highly demanding endoscopy market.
For more information, please contact Malcolm Kennedy, Managing Director, C.R. Kennedy on +61 2 9552 8380 or Eric Lebail, General Manager, Medical Systems, FUJIFILM Australia on +61 2 9466 2600.