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1st September 2016

Together into the future: Hocoma merges with DIH international to provide total solution for modern rehabilitation.

Hocoma, the world leader of robotic and sensor-based rehabilitation solutions from Switzerland, merged with DIH International, a corporate holding group from Hong Kong with offices in China, Korea, the Netherlands and the US. Hocoma and DIH share the same vision as a full solution provider for the entire rehabilitation continuum.

Two visionaries from different parts of the world – driven by one shared passion: Reinventing the world of rehabilitation with advanced technologies and improving the lives of patients around the world.

Now that Dr. Gery Colombo, CEO of Hocoma, and Jason Chen, CEO of DIH International, have found each other, they can work together to make their big dream come true.

DIH International focuses on rehabilitation solutions and medication management by connecting the most innovative people with the most intelligent technologies. After merging with leading players to revolutionize the medication management business, the growing industry of rehabilitation solutions is the next big chapter of DIH’s success story. DIH already merged with the Dutch companies Motekforce Link, a global leader in virtual rehabilitation, and FysioRoadmap MRS, a leader in web-based clinical programs and data integration. Now, the world leader in robotic and sensor-based rehabilitation solutions, Hocoma, joins the DIH family and takes over an important role within DIH’s growth strategy.

“For Hocoma, this is the next big step into the future,” said Colombo. “Together we are stronger, because we can align synergistically our complementary core competencies to set new and better standards for advanced rehabilitation solutions worldwide.”

But this merger will not only benefit the companies in the group. It will also strengthen Zurich as a world leading hub of rehabilitation technology to finally meet the increasing market needs of clinicians and patients worldwide.

Colombo continued: “Due to an aging society, the rehabilitation market is one of the biggest growth markets in the health industry. Now, we can offer clinicians the best solutions for their patients – as a holistic, full service provider of the entire rehabilitation continuum.”

Chen, a veteran seasoned by his decades-long global leadership experience at GE and Cardinal Health, is also visibly proud of his newest DIH family member. “We are thrilled about this merger, which not only enables us to establish a global premiership in providing total solutions to customers with cutting edge technologies in robotics, VR, sensing and automation, it also lays out a strategic foundation for DIH to accelerate its mission of global integration and ecosystem building, and speed up its IPO strategy.”