Draeger Medical consolidates US manufacturing in Telford, Pa
23 March 2005. Luebeck, Germany. Draeger Medical AG & Co. KGaA announced
that it will consolidate its medical monitoring device and information
technology (IT) manufacturing currently based in Danvers, MA, into its
facility located in Telford, PA. The manufacturing of all Draeger Medical
monitoring and IT products will be moved to Telford from the current
location in Danvers as of August 15, 2005. The headquarters of the
Monitoring & IT Business Unit will remain in Danvers due to the high
concentration of clinical and research excellence in the Boston area.
Draeger Medical is also in the process of relocating all of its perinatal
care activities from Hatboro, PA, to Telford, a move which is expected to be
completed by the end of January 2006. With the consolidation of the Hatboro
operations and Danvers manufacturing in Telford, the company is bringing
together all of its U.S.-based manufacturing (perinatal care, perioperative
care, and monitoring & IT) in one centralised location.
According to Dr. Wolfgang Reim, President and CEO of Draeger Medical, "We
are gearing up to make an impact in the U.S. market through integration. By
concentrating all manufacturing at our facility in Telford, we will realize
greater synergies and efficiencies, streamline logistics and supply chain
management, and simplify order fulfillment processes. Overall, our customers
will benefit from greater flexibility and responsiveness."