Medical devices maker Trivitron Healthcare, on Wednesday said that it has acquired US-based the Kennedy Company, a leading manufacturer of radiation protection X-ray shielding material and acoustic barrier products.
On this landmark acquisition, Dr. GSK Velu, Chairman & MD of Trivitron Healthcare said
“I am immensely pleased to welcome The Kennedy Company, Alabama, the USA into the Trivitron Group. With this 100% acquisition, we intend to further strengthen & integrate with the robust foundation created by Mr. David Kennedy and his team with Trivitron’s Global R&D & manufacturing infrastructure, already present in India, Finland, Turkey, China & Austria. This will make Trivitron, one of the top-most vertically integrated full-scale Radiation Protection Manufacturers, across the globe, with in-house capabilities for Core Material Research and Manufacturing, using cutting-edge material science. This 7 acres of campus will soon house multiple manufacturing and R&D facilities focusing on Trivitron’s core segments – Medical Imaging, In Vitro Diagnostics, Intensive Care, and Cardiology Equipment & Consumables. This campus will act as the manufacturing hub for the USA, Latin & Central American, and international markets.”
About The Kennedy Company
The Kennedy Company was founded in 1976, by David R. Kennedy, a physicist educated at the University of London and employed on the Saturn Rocket Project at the Space Technology Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. During this time he worked on developing innovative acoustic barriers for NASA, which ultimately led to the founding of the Kennedy Company. Subsequently, David expanded the business to its current location in Scottsboro, Alabama, spread on a sprawling campus of 7 acres with over 25,000 square feet of production space.
David, along with his daughter Sarah Kennedy Precise and her husband Kenneth Precise, have spent the last couple of decades growing the Kennedy Company, branching into X-Ray Shielding products, and establishing Kennedy as high quality manufacturer.
In late 2021, The Kennedy Company became part of the Trivitron Group, a well-established multinational medical device conglomerate. With the continued involvement and close association of the Kennedy family, Trivitron intends to fully support all existing operations and further expand manufacturing capabilities and develop a cutting edge Technology Park in Scottsboro, Alabama focused on the latest advancements.