Continued focus on acquisitions
Acquisitions have been a key element in building Getinge Group. In the wake of continued consolidation among healthcare providers, size is increasingly important for suppliers that want to achieve long-term success. Acquisitions will remain a key strategic element in the future, particularly in order to continue to grow in emerging markets and to further strengthen leadership in certain segments.
In 2015, Getinge’s focus has mainly been directed to managing the challenges identified as related to achieving satisfactory profitability and organic growth, and accordingly, the number of acquisitions has not been as high as in previous years. The reorganization and the transformation program launched in 2015 will provide considerably better conditions for succeeding in restoring profit margins and organic growth, and as a result of this, acquisitions will again become a priority. In addition, the new organizational structure will simplify the integration of future acquisitions.