COHR buys four equipment service firms

The corporate shopping spree at COHR continues. The fast-growingChatsworth, CA, independent service organization added four morecompanies to its portfolio last month, bringing to 19 the numberof equipment sales and service firms COHR has purchased over

The corporate shopping spree at COHR continues. The fast-growingChatsworth, CA, independent service organization added four morecompanies to its portfolio last month, bringing to 19 the numberof equipment sales and service firms COHR has purchased over thepast three years.

The largest of the four acquired companies is the MediQuip Sterilizerdivision of Stryker, which focuses on sterilizer sales, repair,and maintenance and had sales of $9.4 million in 1996. Next inline is RadServ of Charleston, WV, which sells and services Siemensradiology and radiation oncology equipment, with annual revenuesof $2.5 million. The RadServ acquisition will allow COHR to decreaseits subcontracted maintenance services in radiology to its COHRMasterPlan customers.

Two smaller firms that COHR acquired included the Fresno officeof Biomedical Engineering Center of Sutter/CHS, a small laboratoryand biomedical service group with annual sales of $500,000. COHRalso purchased Triad Medical Services of Arlington, WA, whichsells and services imaging equipment and posted revenues of $500,000last year.