According to a press release, the two companies plan to leverage each company’s core competencies—Darby leveraging SmartPractice’s glove expertise and manufacturing capabilities, and SmartPractice leveraging Darby’s expansive distribution network, extended product lines, capital equipment, technology services, and equipment service.
Darby customers will gain direct access to SmartPractice’s line of specialized gloves.
With the acquisition, Darby will expand its Chandler, Ariz, facility to provide customers with additional services while extending its hours of operation. Additional sales, customer care, and support services will be added to the Arizona team to provide customers across the country more convenient access.
This acquisition follows Darby’s recent expansion of its specialty product offerings, addition of a capital equipment division, formation of an exclusive partnership with DentalFix RX to provide equipment service, and the debut of Darby TechForce®, the company’s new technology services division providing HIPAA compliance, IT managed services, installations, digital integration, and network security solutions. The company also recently launched a new user-optimized website, mobile website, and mobile app, complete with an inventory management system.
The Darby-SmartPractice deal is expected to close in May 2018.