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CoorsTek Acquires Philips’ Ceramics Operation in the Netherlands

CoorsTek has acquired Philips’ ceramics operations in Uden, The Netherlands.

Through this acquisition, CoorsTek expands its strategic partnership with Philips and will serve both Philips and other regional customers from Uden. Adding Uden extends the CoorsTek footprint to a dozen European manufacturing locations — in the Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and Sweden.

Using advanced ceramic injection molding and automated volume manufacturing, Uden can produce millions of high-purity ceramic parts each year. CoorsTek will use these capabilities to serve a broader set of customers and applications including the medical industry.

Source: CoorsTek

New European Medical Device Regulations will alter the orthopaedic industry in that region. Make sure you’re prepared for the changes by attending the OMTEC 2016 session Steps to Compliance with the Medical Device Regulations. Attendees will receive an update on the Medical Device Regulations timeline, practical steps on how to prioritize and comply with forthcoming regulations, and how to overcome the greatest pain points faced by orthopaedic manufacturers and their suppliers.