In its 30 years of activity Esaote has become an extremely successful industrial and technological concern, in a sector with a high rate of innovation. Esaote was founded and established itself in the Italian and international markets, concentrating its efforts on a selective focalised product/market strategy and investments in Research and Development (sector allocated with about 9% of the turnover), until it has now become one of the top ten biomedical companies in the world.
Esaote was started "from scratch" at the beginning of the 80’s.
History of the Company
Early 1980’s - Ansaldo Biomedicale founded
1988 - Ote Biomedica and a division of Esacontrol merge to create Esaote Biomedica
1991 - Internationalization begun with Biosound, Indianapolis, USA
1992 - Esaote Biomedica Deutschland and Esaote France created
1994 - Management Buy-out of Esaote, backed by leading investors and privatization
1996 - Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange
1997 - Esaote China set up
1998 - Pie Medical Group (Holland) acquired (today Esaote Europe)
1998 - Bracco becomes major stakeholder
2003 - Bracco launches a take-over bid and subscribes to 100% of the share capital
2004 - SEMT joint venture set up in Shenzhen (People’s Republic of China)
2006 - 100% of Esaote acquired by Imaging S.p.A. , a company set up by a group of investors, together with the management
2007 - Kontron Medical (France) acquired
2007 - Esaote Asia Pacific Diagnostic, (New Delhi,India) created
2007 - Esaote S.p.A and EbitAet S.p.A. merge with Imaging S.p.A. and Imaging S.p.A. changes its name to Esaote S.p.A.
2008 - Esaote S.p.A. purchases 79% of Anima Medica LtdA, a company based in San Paolo, Brasil. This company distributes Esaote products in Brasil with the trademark "Esaote Healthcare do Brasil".
2009 - Esaote is acquired by Tutti S.p.A. - 3rd Management Buy-Out
2010 - Merge of Tutti S.p.A in Esaote S.p.A
2011 - Esaote aquires 3mensio Medical Imaging BV