Del expands into R/F with Acoma buy

December 16, 1998

X-ray vendor Del Global Technologies has expanded into radiography/fluoroscopy by acquiring the assets of Acoma Medical Imaging on Nov. 30. The acquisition will make Del's products more attractive to OEMs because it broadens the line.Acoma of Wheeling,

X-ray vendor Del Global Technologies has expanded into radiography/fluoroscopy by acquiring the assets of Acoma Medical Imaging on Nov. 30. The acquisition will make Del's products more attractive to OEMs because it broadens the line.

Acoma of Wheeling, IL, was owned by Acoma Medical Industry of Japan and was one of the smaller players in the R/F market, selling low-cost systems. Acoma's products fit well with Del's line of cost-effective radiography systems, according to Leonard Trugman, CEO and president of Del.

The company will probably close Acoma's Wheeling plant, although it plans to retain Acoma engineers and executives to help Del develop new products. Del is looking for additional acquisitions, especially in Europe and Asia, Trugman said.

In other Del news, the company's Gendex-Del subsidiary won a five-year contract worth $10 million from a national medical equipment buying group. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the spring.