About us

For over 110 years, KaVo, based in Biberach, southern Germany, has been synonymous with Dental Excellence and renowned as a premium full-service provider.

ca. 1600

Employees worldwide

110 Years

Dental Excellence

> 400

Partners worldwide

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The KaVo Leadership Team.

Three leaders united under the banner of “Stronger together”.

Since 2022, KaVo has been part of the Finnish Planmeca Group, the largest family-owned company in the dental industry. KaVo is led by CFO Oliver Krett, CTO Armin Imhof and CCO Jan Moed. For this triumvirate of experienced, successful dental managers, investment and profitability, innovative energy and a clear and indefatigable dedication to quality and customer focus are key to the
company’s strategic direction. The three leaders uphold an integrative ethos that prizes interconnected working and an agile approach.

In 2022, KaVo CEO Dr Martin Rickert moved to the steering committee of Planmeca Verwaltungs GmbH, KaVo’s parent company. He now chairs the steering committee in this capacity.

Years of experience, ability and a shared passion for the Kavo brand and what it stands for.

That's the KaVo Leadership Team.

Heikki Kyöstilä is the founder, owner and CEO of the Finnish Planmeca Group, which has existed for over 50 years. The integration of KaVo into Kyöstilä’s company in early 2022 marked a major step from both a business and a personal point of view.

“I’ve always been a fan of the superior quality and premium feel of KaVo products, even before founding Planmeca, when I was still a sales representative in the dental industry. I always dreamed of bringing the beating heart of KaVo – its treatment units and instruments – into the Planmeca family. That dream has now come true!”

Heikki Kyöstilä

KaVo CEO Dr Martin Rickert moved to the steering committee of Planmeca Verwaltungs GmbH, KaVo's parent company, in 2022. In this role, he chairs the steering committee.

Oliver Krett joined KaVo Dental GmbH in 2010. He headed up Production Controlling for the Biberach/Warthausen site, was responsible for managing the Financial Planning and Analysis KaVo EMEA team and was in charge of Production Controlling for the other European locations before being appointed Senior Director Finance Operations. 

He was Managing Director of the Finance department at KaVo from 2019 and has now taken up the role of CFO.

Armin Imhof has worked successfully at KaVo for over 30 years in a wide variety of positions, including in development and product management, and heading up sales for the regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

Before he became CTO, he was Director R&D Treatment Units & Instruments, in which role he was responsible for global development and innovation for these two product areas.

Jan Moed held various positions at the Planmeca Group between 1999 and 2022, first as a Digital Product Specialist in After Sales, then as After Sales Manager, followed by Sales Manager for Central Europe, before finally becoming Managing Director of Planmed. 

He has been with KaVo since 2022, initially as VP Sales Europe and now as CCO for Sales and Marketing globally.

The KaVo production locations in Biberach and Warthausen

What sets us apart.

Our passion for quality and precision puts us at the very forefront of the dental industry.

KaVo has been synonymous with Dental Excellence for over a century. The company’s passion for quality, precision and driving progress in dentistry has made it a pioneer and source of innovation for over 110 years, leading the charge among manufacturers in the international dental sector.

Countless KaVo products are considered milestones in dental technology. KaVo’s longstanding success is no mere coincidence, but the result of many years of hard work. 

Through its products, KaVo has constantly laid down new benchmarks as it seeks to drive development in dentistry sustainably and at the very highest level, for the benefit of clinics, practices, universities and dental laboratories.

KaVo has been part of the Finnish Planmeca Group since 2022. Under the joint slogan of “Stronger together”, the two companies have pooled their colossal expertise to even better effect, with a focus on harnessing their immense innovative strength and fuelling technological progress in modern dentistry.

1,600 employees. 22 locations. 1 goal.

KaVo has around 1,600 employees worldwide, all united by one common goal: to develop, manufacture and successfully market innovative, high-quality treatment units, instruments and product-related services. 

We’re constantly implementing solutions to make modern dentistry better and delight our customers and partners all over the world. In short, we strive for nothing less than excellence. 

With its flat hierarchies and global presence, our organisational structure is ideally positioned to maintain and continue building upon this excellence.

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