GEMS to sell Kodak equipment

July 7, 1999

Two medical imaging mammoths forged an alliance when Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging division signed a three-year global distributor contract with GE Medical Systems. The agreement states that Waukesha, WI-based GEMS will sell and distribute

Two medical imaging mammoths forged an alliance when Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging division signed a three-year global distributor contract with GE Medical Systems. The agreement states that Waukesha, WI-based GEMS will sell and distribute Kodak’s laser imaging equipment, including its line of DryView Laser Imagers, film processors, film-handling equipment, and film cassettes.

The two companies effected the May 13 deal to streamline the purchasing process for their customers, according to Kodak executives. The agreement will give GEMS sales representatives the ability to sell the appropriate Kodak products along with GE equipment, eliminating customers’ need for a separate Kodak consultation. Kodak products will also be included on GEMS’ Accessories On-Line Internet catalog site.

“Our customers can purchase a GE modality and Kodak products, and issue one purchase order for all of it,” said John Herink, national account manager for Kodak.