Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. is a global trading company for the needs of dental practices and dental laboratories ( in addition also for the needs of medical professionals from other disciplines, such as veterinarians ). The headquarters of Henry Schein, Inc. Melville in the U.S. state of New York. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stanley M. Bergman.

Structure and key figures

The Group employed 2007 some 12,000 people worldwide and achieved total sales of 5.9 billion U.S. dollars. Henry Schein, Inc. is divided into five divisions dental (dentistry), Medical ( general medicine ), Animal Health ( Animal Health ), International, and Technology and Value -Added Services ( technology and value-added services).

The division dental achieved in 2007 (including Henry Schein Dental, Henry Schein Canada and dental Dental Laboratory) an annual net turnover of 2.46 billion U.S. dollars, with a market share of around 40 percent in the U.S. and Canada market leader in the entire North American practices - laboratory and Supplies trade.

The divisions Medical and Animal Health achieved a total turnover of 1.56 billion U.S. dollars (26 % of consolidated revenue ) and had 2007 in the USA have a combined market share of 17 %.

The International Division reported 2007 global revenues of 1.77 billion U.S. dollars (30% of Group sales) and market share (all disciplines together counted ) in those European countries where Henry Schein is active by an average of around 17%. In Europe, Henry Schein in Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom is represented. The German subsidiary of Henry Schein Dental Depot GmbH was founded in autumn 2005 by the merger of the subsidiaries Hager Dental, Henry Schein Dent Concept and demedis dental depot. Henry Schein employs at its headquarters in Langen ( Hessen) and 38 other locations over 1,200 employees and is the market leader in the German dental trade. In addition to eight continuous product exhibitions, dentals Information Centres ( DICs ), Henry Schein is a member of the LDF GmbH co-organizer of the id Germany - infotage dental specialist retailers. The nationwide taking place in Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Frankfurt Trade shows are the follow-up event to the regional specialist dental fairs that achieved in the last two decades 5000-12000 visitors. Other shareholders Established in 1999, LDF GmbH are the dental depots NWD Group Northwest Dental GmbH & Co. KG and Pluradent AG & Co KG.

In addition, Henry Schein, Inc. in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and the United Arab Emirates active.

The Technology and Value -Added Services generated 2007 sales of 132 million U.S. dollars (2% of sales).


The company traces its roots back to 1932 by Henry and Esther bill in Woodside ( Queens in the U.S. state of New York belonging ), founded in pharmacy. 1942 began with the apparent direct sales of penicillin, whereby a first growth phase began. From the 1950s shifted the focus away from consumer certificate store on the supply of medical practices and laboratories. In the 1980s, Jay bill introduced an extensive automation of the entire supply chain, which contributed to continued strong growth. This was followed up today numerous acquisitions of competitors. After the death of Jay bill began in 1989 under the leadership of Stanley M. Bergman of entering the international market (starting in Europe). Since 1995 the company is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange in the (now in the NASDAQ -100, symbol HSIC ).