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Greatbatch Medical Proposes Consolidation of Orthopaedics Manufacturing Sites

Greatbatch Medical proposes to consolidate its orthopaedics manufacturing operations. The move is designed to enhance operating efficiencies and drive global growth opportunities.

Under the proposal, most major functions currently performed at the company’s sites in Orvin and Corgemont, Switzerland would transfer into existing Greatbatch Medical facilities in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Tijuana, Mexico by the close of 2013. There are currently 196 persons employed in the Orvin and Corgemont facilities, of which up to 90% could be affected by the current plan.

The presentation of this plan follows particularly difficult orthopaedics market conditions since Precimed became part of Greatbatch. Beyond the economic slowdown immediately following the acquisition, customers have started to put more and more emphasis on product pricing as well as slowed down the rate at which they launch major joint replacement programs.

 

Greatbatch Medical is part of the Greatbatch, Inc. family of brands. Greatbatch Medical is committed to the design and manufacture of critical technologies used in medical devices for the cardiac rhythm management, neuromodulation, vascular access and orthopaedic markets. (Source: Greatbatch Medical)