KaVo Kerr is the world leader in smart products and processes that enable dental professionals to confidently optimize their work and lives. KaVo Kerr represents a broad portfolio of industry-leading equipment, consumable and specialty brands. With more than 500 years of combined experience, our brands are market leaders and represent the very best in the world.
KaVo Kerr is a part of US based Danaher Corporation: a global science and technology innovator company. Danaher is listed at NYSE (DHR), is ranked among the 150 largest ones on the Fortune 500 and has a stock quote development outperforming the S&P 500 Index by nearly 2.800 percent during the past 20 years.
KaVo Kerr Group Finland, also known as Palodex Group, is the center of excellence for dental imaging R&D and manufacturing within the global KaVo Kerr. Additionally, we host the EMEA customer care operations center for imaging, including technical support, field service and repair.
Our company was founded in 1964 to manufacture and commercialize a panoramic radiography imaging method that was a revolutionary Finnish invention of its time. The device was named ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH™, which has become a synonym for excellent image quality, reliability and usability in the industry. Our company history and heritage oblige us to carry on the tradition of being among the industry leading companies.
Today KaVo Kerr Group Finland is among the biggest health technology companies in the country. We are located in Tuusula, within the Helsinki metropolitan area, where we have large and modern facilities. Having R&D and production to work side by side gives us agility to transfer product development into production lines. Our X-ray generation expertise and image quality reconstruction development are some of our core competencies, which together with Lean practices and processes make our imaging systems to be beyond comparison. Our business is guided by the mindset of continuous improvement. We have been applying Lean methods throughout the 2000s, and are currently one of Finland’s leading Lean pioneers and benchmark companies.