US-based Hollister Officially Opens New Distribution Center in Holland
Manufacturer of medical devices triples capacity to accommodate rapid growth
Hollister Incorporated, a US-based global manufacturer of medical devices and equipment, officially opened its new distribution center in Oud Gastel, the Netherlands, on 25 May. The new 30,000 m2 facility was built to accommodate rapid business growth. It has three times the capacity of the former building in Etten-Leur which was in operation since 2008.
The new building initially opened for business in January 2018. Shipments from manufacturing plants began in January and customer shipments from the new facility began in February. By April, the Oud Gastel facility was fully operational, with a seamless transition of business from the Etten-Leur location.
Superior customer service
“Hollister is honored to be a part of the Oud Gastel business community. The new distribution center provides us with the capacity to continue serving our growing customer needs with our existing team from Etten-Leur. We are proud that every person from this team has consistently provided superior service to our customers in Europe, Asia and Africa,” said George Maliekel, President and CEO. “We look forward to continued growth through impeccable customer service and deepening our community ties.”
Over sixty-five Hollister Incorporated associates attended the grand opening celebration, including all local distribution center associates; George Maliekel, President and CEO; James Humphries, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; Rob Keeley, Vice President and CFO; and Brendan Sugrue, Vice President of Global Operations. Speakers and honored guests included Jobke Vonk-Ve, Mayor of Oud Gastel and Jetze Plat, Olympic Gold Medalist and 2017 Paralympic of the Year.
About Hollister Incorporated
Hollister is world-renowned in the field of medical products for ostomy care, continence care and wound treatment. Their mission is to help medical professionals provide better products and services, improving patient quality of life. The company started developing and manufacturing innovative medical products in 1948 and now services more than ninety countries worldwide. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, Hollister has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in more than 80 countries around the world.
Source: Hollister25 May 2018