Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated state of the art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.
Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives, making the future possible today.
Elekta is the world leader in image guided and stereotactic clinical solutions for radiosurgery and radiation therapy, giving radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons an unmatched capability to aggressively treat tumors and functional targets with ultra-high precision while sparing healthy tissue.
Elekta develops its clinical solutions and information systems through close collaborative relationships with customer partners in research and advanced product development. Through these efforts Elekta is addressing the needs of healthcare systems as well as patients by reducing hospitalization costs and providing less traumatic treatment options.
Elekta was founded in 1972 by the late Lars Leksell, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in 6,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta Group.
Elekta employs around 3,400 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb.
We care for life
Elekta's mission is to enhance patient and customer value by providing solutions that improve, prolong and save lives. Everything that Elekta does and represents is about improving, prolonging and saving lives. From the devices we produce to deliver treatment in a precise and adaptive way, to the systems that allow the capture and efficient exchange of information, Elekta is at the forefront of science and technology, delivering clinical advances for improved patient outcome.
Pioneer and partner in cancer care
Elekta's vision is to pioneer cutting-edge cancer care and become the number one partner for the entire spectrum of care in oncology and neurosurgery.
Elekta’s decentralized organization and decision processes give each manager and employee considerable scope in making decisions regarding his or her work. While this implies a large degree of freedom, it also places substantial demands on Elekta’s employees. The five Elekta Values function as support for decision-making and as general guidelines in the daily internal and external work.
Elekta is renowned for building truly collaborative and long-term relationships with our customers. We see our customers as much more than partners and these relationships have yielded the breakthroughs which have and are transforming treatment and practice. These relationships are very much part of how and why we are delivering solutions that redefine clinical care and shape the future of human care.
Trust and responsibility
Trust is something that is hard earned and yet so easily lost. Without responsibility there is no trust, and without trust we cannot build the long-term relationships that drive our collaborations and research. For Elekta demonstrating our commitment to the very highest level of service and customer care is about a shared responsibility and a trust we will deliver – to our colleagues and to our customers.
The creative spirit of Elekta is at the core of our research and development strategy and the way we do business, the way we work with our customers to forge the relationships that yield the paradigm shifts in treatment and care.
Elekta’s pioneering spirit has enabled the company to push the boundaries of what is possible. Making the most of our resources – whether time, money or simply human endeavor – is key to our competitiveness and the impact of our clinical advances.
Whether it’s the continual refinement of our solutions to benefit patients and providers, the service promise we make to all of our customers, or the collaborations and partnerships we build internally and externally, speed and flexibility of response have been integral to building the reputation for excellence that we have in the market place.