Medtronic and CEVA Logistics Open New Distribution Center in Holland
Medical technology company and global logistics leader expand distribution capacity with new facility
Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, and CEVA Logistics, a leader in supply chain management, opened a new distribution center in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Medtronic and CEVA Logistics will utilize the new 33,000 square meter medical logistics facility to support their global networks and offer world-class distribution services. The expansion will also reinforce Holland’s expertise in the South-Limburg region.
From left to right: Martin de Beer, Alderman Economic Affairs of the Municipality of Heerlen; Peter Holtus, Warehouse Operator; Brett Bissell, Chief operating officer Contract Logistics of CEVA Logistics; Sikko Zoer, Vice President Customer Care and Supply Chain Medtronic EMEA; Peter Hoekstra, United States Ambassador to The Netherlands of the US Embassy; Joost van den Akker, Regional Minister of Economic Affairs and Knowledge Intrastructure for the Province of Limburg; Bart Beeks, Executive Vice President Benelux of CEVA Logistics; Rob ten Hoedt, Executive Vice President & President Medtronic EMEA; Raymond Vallen, Logistics Operations support manager at Medtronic
On top of the more than 1,000 employees already working at Medtronic’s Center of Excellence in Heerlen, an additional 300 employees will work at CEVA Logistics in the distribution center. Together, the two companies are the largest commercial employer in the region.
The new distribution center is dedicated to the storage and distribution of Medtronic’s medical devices and equipment, such as surgical instruments, implantables and patient monitoring systems.
“From our distribution center, we can reach 15,000 different hospitals in Europa and more areas within 24 hours”, says Sikko Zoer, Vice President Customer Care and Supply Chain of Medtronic EMEA.
Bart Beeks, Executive Vice President of CEVA Logistics in the Benelux, added: “This new distribution center will enable us to offer world-class logistics services, now and in the future. It underscores our logistics expertise in the healthcare sector.”
Holland’s world-class logistics network
Widely known for its sophisticated logistics network, the Netherlands provides the ideal infrastructure that companies like Medtronic need to expand in Europe. Holland received a 10 out of 10 for its strong infrastructure and pro-business climate on Inbound Logistics’ 2018 Global Logistics Guide. Heerlen, known for its cluster of medical logistics companies, will allow Medtronic and CEVA Logistics to build on their healthcare solutions and logistics expertise.
Source: Medtronic and CEVA Logistics press release