Hu-Friedy: Traditionally good
Rotterdam, 27 September 2012 – The manufacturer of products for the dental sector Hu-Friedy has achieved its worldwide leading position thanks to the high quality of its instruments, scaling and hygiene articles. Representations in more than sixty countries ensure the optimal support of dental offices and clinics. Apart from quality awareness, the assumption of social responsibility in the areas of training, social issues and the environment are also the philosophy of the company steeped in tradition.
The product assortment of the company founded by Hugo Friedman in Chicago as far back as in 1908 now comprises more than 10,000 articles. The portfolio specializes in products to preserve teeth. With innovative teeth-cleaning instruments, the company has successfully positioned itself as a prophylaxis specialist: The ultrasound scalers and curettes convince owing to their maximum effectiveness with the highest possible comfort for user and patient alike. Hu-Friedy also imparts its know-how in this field by organizing numerous training sessions and seminars.
Training and advanced training also play a crucial role in the company. So all specialized personnel can always keep abreast of the latest state of research, Hu-Friedy has set up its own continued education program. In it – as with the development of new instruments – the quality manufacturer relies on the close collaboration with universities and scientists. In this way, Hu-Friedy can always offer the most current products and solidify its reputation as leading supplier.
In the environmental sector, Hu-Friedy‘s recycling program contributes to waste prevention and use of raw materials: The company collects old and unusable instruments for recycling (for example, parts for the construction and automobile industry are made from the scrap metal). Since then, the successful campaign has become the longest instrument recycling program in the dental sector.
It goes without saying that Hu-Friedy has also dedicated a lot of effort to social projects for decades: For example, it finances the UN Food Program that supports children’s emergency assistance with sponsorships in Africa and Asia, while the European headquarters in Rotterdam subsidizes the KIVA organization that grants microcredit KIVA, and corporate headquarters in Chicago doubles every amount that employees donate to the “Helping Hands” initiative. As many people as possible ought to participate in Hu-Friedy’s success.
For more than 100 years, Hu-Friedy has been a worldwide leading manufacturer of instruments and devices for the dental sector. The company’s high-quality precision manual instruments, scaling and hygiene products are sold & distributed on a global scale.