Alpha Source Inc. has completed the acquisition of BC Technical Inc. The acquisition doubles the size of Alpha Source and creates one of the largest independent full-service imaging services and equipment repair solutions companies in the United States.
With this acquisition, BC Technical joins the Alpha Source family of companies bringing together a combined breadth, depth and experience to service an even broader continuum of health care providers’ service and repair needs for medical device, diagnostic and imaging equipment.
Earlier this year, Alpha Source purchased Medical Optics, an endoscopy services company providing repair for scopes, cameras and surgical tools.
The BC Technical deal will broaden imaging service offerings across the portfolio of companies, expanding the Alpha Source ultrasound and bone densitometry equipment service to now include maintenance, repair and refurbished equipment for CT, MRI and molecular imaging modalities. The broad scope of repair solutions, national scale and technical expertise across the three companies will allow its teams to quickly and effectively service health care providers around the country.
The imaging service provider market is poised for substantial growth as quality and value based repair and replacement options continue to be sought out by health care providers looking for ways to better manage costs.
“With today’s announcement, Alpha Source, and its companies, expand and broaden their role as a scaled supplier of imaging services. We are excited to collaborate with BC Technical to offer a wider array of solutions and further help health care providers find cost-effective solutions to extend the life of their diagnostic imaging equipment,” Alpha Source CEO Rick Lytle said.
Founded in 1986, Alpha Source has its roots as an OEM parts distributor, medical device battery manufacturer and medical equipment service provider. In March 2015 Baird Capital acquired Alpha Source with the intention of building a diverse medical device service, repair and parts distribution business. Since the Baird deal, Alpha Source has made four additional strategic acquisitions. The BC Technical deal is the fifth acquisition in less than three years for Alpha Source.
The addition of BC Technical to the portfolio of companies brings the total number of employees to over 350, with field engineers located in major markets around the country. Alpha Source headquarters will remain in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with additional BC Technical and Medical Optics locations in Chicago, Illinois, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky and Salt Lake City, Utah.
“The talent and expertise of our employees will allow us to grow and provide our customers with unparalleled customer care that combines exceptional service, fast response times and value,” Lytle added.