19-Dec-2011

Steris opens European headquarters in Bordeaux

Steris Corporation has opened a new European headquarters and Centre of Excellence in Bordeaux, France

Steris Corporation, a US provider of infection prevention and surgical products and services, has opened a new Centre of Excellence and European headquarters in Bordeaux, France.

The state-of-the-art facility brings together marketing, r&d, manufacturing, and sales and customer services under the same roof, which the firm says will ensure closer ties between technical and application specialists and the r&d team and allow more rapid development of new products.

The 8,000m2 building currently houses more than 150 staff relocated from Steris facilities in France, Switzerland and the UK. More than 100 additional posts will be created in the next few years, the firm says.

This expansion and centralisation of resources will allow Steris to offer locally designed global solutions for infection prevention and contamination control, as well as surgical and critical care technologies.

The Centre of Excellence includes technical training facilities and a large showroom alongside the r&d, manufacturing and customer support functions. Together with a new Centre of Excellence for Sterility Assurance in Leicester, UK, the Bordeaux facility will provide comprehensive services to better serve medical professionals and improve patient outcomes across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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