Getinge’s inaugurates its new Global Centre of Excellence for Chemistry and UK headquarters
Getinge’s new Global Centre of Excellence for Chemistry, which also becomes the UK headquarters, bring together the medtech company’s chemistry and instrument decontamination business. It will be inaugurated on January 31, in the vibrant industrial & logistics park St. Modwen Park Derby.
With the opening of the new facilities in St. Modwen Park Derby, Getinge is bringing together its chemistry and instrument decontamination business, as well as its UK sales offices, service functions and logistics operations.
“With the growth of our chemistry production volumes and the density of our innovation roadmap, we took the decision to invest into a larger and more modern facility. It will allow us to serve more hospitals globally, provide a better work environment for our teams, and improve our innovation capacity and quality control,” says Stéphane Le Roy, President Surgical Workflows at Getinge.
Getinge is the first medtech company to move into the growing St. Modwen Park Derby, where a showroom and training area is incorporated in the new facility.
“A new era for our teams where for the first time in our UK Getinge history all employees can come together under ‘one roof’ is an incredible feeling. The new experience centre and educational facilities allows us to demonstrate Getinge’s technologies and vast portfolio to existing and future customers, strengthening further our ambitions to be a ‘partner of choice’ explains Avril Forde, President North Europe Region at Getinge.
The inauguration takes place on January 31, 2024, and will be hosted by Mattias Perjos, President & CEO, Avril Forde, President North Europe Region, Stéphane Le Roy, President Surgical Workflows and Bob Newsome, Managing Director at the Centre of Excellence for Chemistry.
“During the opening we will bring the guests, including our board of directors, representatives from the Derby City Council and St. Modwen Park Derby as well as media representatives, on a round-tour showcasing the 79’000 sq/ft production, warehouse, laboratory, showroom, training area and office space. We will of course do a traditional cutting-the-ribbon-exercise along with some engaging speeches,” says Bob Newsome.
“The new facility provides the very best environment for us to take full advantage of the combined competencies in chemistry and machine technology from within our organisation. We are confident that this will drive innovation, resulting in new products and improved solutions that compliment market trends and customer needs.”