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Olympus Opens Surgical Innovation Center, R&D-Manufacturing Facility In Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

04/28/2015
Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, opened its state-of-the-art Surgical Innovation Center, which includes a medical device research & development and manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Prior to the creation of the Brooklyn Park Surgical Innovation Center, OSTA's operation was spread out in five separate buildings in Maple Grove, company officials said. The new purpose-built facility, an investment of more than $37 million, allows OSTA to house its Minnesota operations under one roof to realize operational efficiencies. The 180,000-square-foot structure is 15% larger than the former facility allowing continued expansion as the demand for surgical energy products grows.

"The move marks a new era for OSTA, positioning our company for continued long-term profitable growth and as a strong contributor of success for Minnesota and its people," stated OSTA President Georg Schloer.

"Our new Brooklyn Park facility will play a leading role in the production of our disposable surgical energy devices, a core competency of Olympus. We are proud to manufacture these products in the United States and intend for our solutions to help healthcare professionals provide better, more efficient outcomes. The Minnesota community has been an integral part of the success of our manufacturing operations for the past 27 years, and we look forward to bringing more jobs to the community,” he added.

According to company officials, Olympus decided to make Minnesota the North American center of its Surgical Business because of its central location in the United States, strong medical device industry and talented workforce. Since 2001, OSTA has conducted operations in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and in 2013 announced its plan to build a Surgical Innovation Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The move takes advantage of the area's centralized location for the company's existing workforce, beneficial financial incentives and brand visibility along the highway 610 corridor. OSTA also has manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Tennessee and its headquarters in Massachusetts.

"Olympus' expansion is great news for our state and for the hundreds of Minnesotans this new facility employs," said Governor Mark Dayton. "I thank Olympus for continuing its long-term commitment to Minnesota. We will do whatever we can to support its continued success."

"Brooklyn Park is excited to have been chosen by Olympus, after a nationwide search, to host their business expansion and new manufacturing facility. We are proud to add Olympus, a global brand, to our highway 610 job corridor, and look forward to a continued partnership with the company. Brooklyn Park has been very purposeful in our plans for the northern business area, and will continue to fully support the efforts of all businesses and their strategic goals," said Mayor Lunde.

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