Medtronic is among the largest medical technology companies in the world. Through innovation and collaboration, Medtronic helps to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. Last year, our medical therapies for the treatment of over 70 major conditions, improved the lives of more than 65 million people around the world.
Together with physicians and hospitals, we use our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise to address today’s complex healthcare challenges, such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease. Together with several partners, we are committed to transform healthcare.
Medtronic has a global reach that extends to more than 160 countries. In the Netherlands, Medtronic employs over 1,700 employees in four facilities, including our European Operations Center for Distribution and Shared Services in Heerlen, the Bakken Research Center in Maastricht, our CardioVascular manufacturing facility in Kerkrade, and the Dutch sales office in Eindhoven.
Today, our therapies improve the lives of more than 2 PEOPLE around the world EVERY SECOND.
All Medtronic therapy groups and businesses are represented in the Netherlands.
Medtronic has had one or more facilities in the province of Limburg since 1969. In that year, the founder and former CEO of Medtronic, Earl Bakken, chose Kerkrade as the city for Europe's first facility and base for Medtronic's activities. Today, Medtronic is still well represented in the Netherlands.
The Dutch sales organization (Medtronic Trading NL B.V.) is located in Eindhoven. All Medtronic therapy groups are represented in this organization:
The total number of people working at Medtronic Trading NL equals approximately 230 employees.
The European Operations Center (EOC) in Heerlen hosts various functions, such as Europe's Information Technology Service, the Financial Shared Service Center and Medtronic's largest international distribution facility for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). As of October 2017, a new distribution center of 30,000 m² has been added, ensuring that 15.000 hospitals and clinics in Europe can be reached within 24 hours. More than 1,000 people of about 15 nationalities work at Medtronic in Heerlen; this turns Medtronic into one of the largest employers in this region.
Medtronic founded the Bakken Research Center (BRC) in Maastricht in 1987, starting with 45 employees, as a research facility. Especially clinical study activities have grown substantially, now ranging from small exploratory studies with one physician-investigator and just a few patients to multinational, randomized trials intended to demonstrate superior clinical and economical outcomes with new device therapies in hundreds, sometimes thousands of patients. The BRC nowadays also hosts the Benelux Therapy & Procedure Training Center, where advanced simulator training is offered to physicians, nurses and technicians. About 325 employees work at the Bakken Research Center.
This site hosts the European production facility of perfusion systems. Besides single products for heart valve and bypass surgery, such as oxygenators, reservoirs and tubing sets, also complete systems and customized solutions (custom packs) are manufactured here. In addition, CardioVascular Operations provides heart valves, products for minimally invasive heart surgery, surgical ablation systems, cannulas, autotransfusion equipment and temporary leads for cardiac pacing to customers all over Europe. In addition to that, the new European Experience Center Kerkrade (EECK) is located here since November 2014. This center of excellence of Medtronic Perfusion/ECT will provide a venue for discussions between the medtech industry and clinicians, and will deliver the most recent product and therapy information and training. About 150 employees work at the CardioVascular Operations facility.
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