Stryker Announces Grand Opening of European Regional Headquarters
Stryker demonstrates long-term commitment to Europe and global business
Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, today announced the grand opening of the Company’s European Regional Headquarters, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Regional Headquarters will support the growth of Stryker’s global business, foster collaboration and leverage the Company’s resources. The new facility serves to strengthen Stryker’s already strong presence in Europe by locating leaders in a central space to increase collaboration and communication while achieving greater operational and resource efficiencies.
“The opening of the European Regional Headquarters is an exciting milestone for Stryker that demonstrates our long-term commitment to Europe and our global business,” said Lonny Carpenter, Group President for Global Quality and Operations, and European Business Operations. “There is significant opportunity for growth in Europe. Stryker is committed to continuously improving our business in this region so we have established the new headquarters to support these aspirations.”
Special guests attending the grand opening celebration included Timothy Broas, United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner for Foreign Investment, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency. Both welcomed Stryker employees to the Netherlands during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We are delighted to have one of the world’s leading medical technology companies expand its operations in the Netherlands,” said Mr. Nijland. “We regard [Stryker’s] decision to open the regional headquarters here as confirmation of the attractiveness of the Dutch business climate.”
Employees with pan-European responsibilities will be based at the Regional Headquarters, allowing Stryker to continue to simplify and streamline processes. The centralization of operations creates more efficient ways for Stryker to bring clinical education, sales force training, and access to research and development teams to the European markets, which will result in a better customer experience.
Located in the center of Amsterdam’s Southeast business district, the approximately 59,000 square foot/5,400 square meter space features a state-of-the-art training center that can accommodate lectures as well as hands-on training for healthcare professionals and employees. Employees also enjoy the convenient location, collaborative workspace and modern amenities.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with its customers, driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world.
Source: Stryker press release
28 January 2015