SpofaDental a.s. is a traditional manufacturer of non-metallic
dental materials. The company belongs to the group Sybron Dental
Specialties, part of the Danaher Corporation.
SpofaDental a.s. trades its products through a network of 180
distributors in 57 countries around the world, with the majority of
production heading to Central and Eastern Europe.
Production has been gradually concentrated in one plant in the
Czech Republic, situated in the suburbs of Jicin and matching all
the requirements for medical device production. The company is
oriented towards Lean Manufacturing and continual improvement.
- To create a complex portfolio of products that can offer an
entire solution for dentists and laboratories.
- To compete not only with excellent quality products at
reasonable prices, but also in the customer service area.
- To innovate constantly the product portfolio using internal
sources, Sybron Dental Specialties sources and cooperation with
- To focus on the customer in all our processes. The company is
trying to get closer to customers in every country by creating a
network of Representative Offices, new procedures in distribution
and constant communication.
- The main values remain safety, quality, customer care and high
effectiveness of processes.
- To gradually increase the market share outside the traditional
territory of Central and Eastern Europe and to introduce and
register high-quality products in the South American and Asian
- To create a working environment for employees that will satisfy
and motivate them to fulfill tasks and corporate targets.
The history of the SpofaDental a.s. stems from the tradition of
the Czech dental production in the 1930s. After the gradual
development since 1945 the state enterprise SPOFA-DENTAL became an
outstanding domestic producer of non-metallic dental materials. In
the 1970s the company exported a significant part of its production
under the Spofa-Dental, trade mark to the countries of the former
A remarkable turning point of the company was January 1994 when
the joint stock company Spofa-Dental a.s. was established. In April
1998 the U.S. investment fund Central Europe Dental Products, whose
administrator was the U.S. investment company Riverside Central
Europe Fund, became the majority owner. The accession of this
company meant not only a clear definition of the new management,
but also the beginning of overall restructuring and revitalization.
The basic directions of SPOFA-DENTAL a.s. for future development
were defined. The main emphasis was put on the launch of new
products, mostly from our own product development range and on the
building of functioning sales and marketing channels. This resulted
in the creation of an active sales network including proprietary
sales offices in all CEE countries.
In March 2003 SPOFA-DENTAL a.s. became, in co-operation with
Riverside Central Europe Fund, a 100% owner of Polish MIFAM TEETH
LTD, a producer of acrylic teeth Mifam Super Lux. MIFAM TEETH LTD
sells them to over a hundred of regular customers, being the
best-known supplier of teeth to dental technicians all over Poland.
In certain aspects Mifam extended the product range of SPOFA-DENTAL
a.s. and made it possible for SPOFA-DENTAL a.s. to further develop
its distribution channels in Poland.
And on August 4, 2003 SpofaDental a.s. became part of the U.S.
international Sybron Dental Specialties/Kerr Corporation. For
Sybron, SpofaDental a.s. represents an important strategic
acquisition, through which Kerr will be able to enhance its
presence in the key CEE markets. The well-developed sales
structures of SpofaDental a.s. and its good reputation will help
Kerr immediately penetrate the markets with currently small
turnovers and in addition Kerr will acquire a strong base for
We are convinced that this strategic partnership will be
beneficial not only for SpofaDental a.s. as such, but mainly for
you, our customers, business partners and the broad professional
In May 2006, Sybron Dental Specialties was taken over by the
Danaher Corporation. SpofaDental a.s. thus became a member of
a group of companies focused on Lean Manufacturing and continual