A statement issued by Ottobock announces the relocation of its fabrication and after-sales services operations from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City. The statement emphasizes that the move stems from an expanded investment by Ottobock in the US and North America that includes a goal to triple its business by 2020.
In the release, Andreas Schultz, president, CEO, Ottobock North America, states that the relocation, “of fabrication and after-sales service to Salt Lake City allows us to closely link our research and development efforts with those functions. Merging these operations will take advantage of our existing infrastructure and build synergies within manufacturing to better support evolving policy and procedure compliance and ultimately will allow us to create products and service that best support our clinical customers and their patients,” Schultz says.
According to the statement, operations are now being established in a 52,700 square foot facility and hiring is underway to fill more than 80 new jobs in the coming years. Additionally, a comprehensive transition and training plan is in place to minimize disruption to customers and ensure high quality of service.