Following Topcon Healthcare Solutions’ acquisition of KIDE Systems in April 2018, KIDE Systems announced that it will take on the branding of its parent company Topcon Healthcare Solutions, part of Topcon Corporation. The brand change includes the change of KIDE System’s corporate name to Topcon Healthcare Solutions EMEA (THS EMEA).
In addition to continuing the development of innovative solutions for the global eye care market, KIDE Systems (now THS EMEA) will take on the responsibility of distributing and supporting the complete suite of Topcon Healthcare Solutions’ software within Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). Topcon Healthcare Solutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Topcon America Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of positioning and ophthalmic diagnostic products.
“The brand change is a natural step towards becoming a true member of the Topcon family and our employees are very excited to become Topconians,” Anssi Ylimaula, CEO of KIDE Systems and new Managing Director of THS EMEA, said in a company news release. “The brand change to the known and recognized Topcon brand will also open up new doors for us within the global eye care market and allow us to provide our customers with even better solutions and services.”
“We are very excited to have KIDE Systems as an official part of the Topcon family,” Akifumi Baba, President of Topcon Healthcare Solutions, said in the news release. “By combining modern software solutions with strong hardware, we can provide advanced solutions to all eye care professionals and strengthen our position within the eye care industry.”
THS EMEA will start showcasing its new brand at exhibitions around Europe and the Middle East in February 2019.