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Expansion of production capacities for BIOLOX® hip joint components

Production Hall for Medical Products inaugurated

Marktredwitz, 2014-09-25

On September 24th the new production hall for the Medical Products division in Marktredwitz was finally inaugurated during a special ceremony. CeramTec invested nearly 43 million euros over the past few months in the construction of a production hall and the expansion of production capacities for BIOLOX® hip joint components.

The site expansion by over 4,500 square meters has doubled the production area. The machines and systems are already installed in the production halls and the first marketable products will be ready to roll off the lines by the beginning of October.

All employees of the Medical Products division in Marktredwitz, the project staff, CeramTec supervisory board members, members of regional authorities and construction companies involved in the expansion were invited to attend the inauguration. Among the guests were also numerous political representatives from Bavaria.

Currently, around 700 people including 49 trainees are employed in Marktredwitz. The site expansion will create many more new jobs. Over ten million ceramic BIOLOX® components have been sold to date. They have helped improve the quality of life of millions of patients with hip joint problems. On average, a CeramTec component is implanted in a patient every 30 seconds worldwide. The expansion of production capacities at the Marktredwitz site was a logical first step in order to satisfy the increased demand for this products.

Guests included Wilhelm Wenning, President of the District Government of Upper Franconia, Martin Schöffel, Member of the Bavarian Parliament, Dr. Karl Döhler, District Administrator of Wunsiedel County, Oliver Weigel, Mayor of the City of Marktredwitz, the CeramTec Executive Board – Dr. Ulf-D. Zimmermann, Sigurd Adler and Rolf-Michael Müller and Peter Strötgen, Head of the Medical Products Division.

Inauguration of Medical Products expansion

CeramTec: New production hall increases capacity

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