Swiss-based MESA Group Holdings (MESA), following its recently announced combination with the UK's Asteral Limited (Asteral), announced the acquisition of MVS Sp. z o.o (MVS) in Poland.

The purchase consolidates the independent multi-vendor diagnostic imaging service market in Poland while accelerating the availability of more efficient and reliable asset management service solutions to both public and private healthcare providers.

The acquisition further strengthens MESA’s pan-European service delivery infrastructure with the addition of MVS’s state of the art parts, equipment refurbishment and testing facility located in Mikolow.

Building upon a five-year relationship and previously announced investment by MESA in MVS one year ago, MVS will play an increasingly important role within the MESA and Asteral Group by enhancing the company’s core value proposition of improving the quality of patient care by providing more reliable and efficient multi-vendor service solutions that deliver industry-leading equipment availability ("uptime") to clinicians across all MRI, CT, Angio, PET CT and other general X-ray systems.

Founded in 2009, MVS developed Poland’s first independent, diagnostic imaging multi-vendor service company supporting various OEM platforms, providing comprehensive maintenance and asset management services as well as turn-key equipment solutions. With the completion earlier this year of its ISO 13485 medical device certification for quality management systems, MVS joined MESA as the only ISO-certified independent diagnostic imaging service providers in Poland.

"I am very excited to formalize our partnership with Sebastian Cienki, Mariusz Figoluszka and the rest of the MVS team in combining our efforts to accelerate the growth plans of the MESA Asteral Group in Poland and across Europe," said Robert Piconi, Group Chief Executive.

MESA provides diagnostic imaging and asset management services on a pan-European scale, with operations across 12 countries. Having recently increased its UK presence through its combination with Asteral, MESA now provides imaging and clinical services to more than 600 diagnostic imaging healthcare clinics and hospitals throughout Europe.