Corus, the leading digital dental laboratory group in Europe, has integrated Byrnes Dental Laboratory the UK reference in this field. With this addition, Corus enters in a new market to further consolidate Corus European footprint and leadership serving high-end digital prosthesis and orthodontics to advanced dental clinics in nine European countries.
The Byrnes Dental Laboratory was founded in 2006 by Tony and Ashley Byrne. With the leadership of Ashley Byrne since 2009 the company has not only grown successfully but also has become a reference in digital dental prosthesis in the UK and abroad. The lab, located in the Oxford area, delivers high-quality innovative products and services to advanced dental clinics spread amongst England, Scotland, and Ireland. Byrnes’ differential position in the market has been based on a highly innovative and skilled team of 47 people working in a state-of-the-art facility.
Now, as a shareholder of Corus, Ashley Byrne will maintain his responsibilities and leadership within Byrnes dental, in addition to contributing to the development strategy in the United Kingdom and the continuous product and services innovation within the company.
This is a first step for Corus in the United Kingdom with further expansion planned in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The company seeks to integrate reputed and advanced dental laboratories lead by local entrepreneurs, who then become shareholders, maintaining the highest level of service nationally to their existing clients. Corus works as a fully integrated digital platform, where dentists can interact with the laboratory and patient whilst ensuring the traceability of the prescription and delivering efficient and high-quality products and services to meet the patient expectations. The Corus network offers a global solution to dentists based on an innovative and differentiated portfolio of protocols of work, products, services, training and education while maintaining a national and personal environment, thus ensuring a better patient dental care and experience. With 74 laboratories and over 1,650 employees the group serves over 13,000 dental practices and more than 1.5 million patients spread across the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Nicolas Bonnard, co-CEO at Corus, said: “Byrnes dental lab has an incredible team. We share values and vision. Driven by innovation and high-tech state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and services, they have been leading digitalization of modern odontology in the UK.”
Jeroen Van Asten, co-CEO at Corus, added: “This move will enhance our skills, consolidate our position as leaders in Europe, and allure other entrepreneurs willing to write together a new chapter in advanced digital dentistry for benefit of dentists and the patients.”
Ashley Byrne, CEO The Byrnes Dental Laboratory, stated: “Everyone at Byrnes Dental is incredibly excited to join the Corus family, working alongside many of Europe’s leading dental labs. This will enhance and improve our offering to new levels of high-end technical dentistry for our clients and patients.”
Steven&Bolton and BDO have advised Corus on the transaction. For Byrnes Dental Lab, the advisors were Herrington Carmichael and DSA Prospect.
Corus is the leading European company in cutting-edge dental prostheses and orthodontics. Founded in 2015, Corus is immersed in the paradigm shift towards a new dentistry, 100% digitalised, personalised and with added value for the dentist and the patient s. Since its creation, Corus has integrated more than 80 dental prosthesis laboratories distributed between Spain, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark and with a team of more than 1,700 professionals, offering to dentists differentiating and exclusive protocols, products, services, training and education.