GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

HEERLEN/HOOFDDORP, the Netherlands, Nov 16 (FAM) – The medical technology company Medtronic has started construction of a new 33,000 m2 distribution facility next to its existing Centre of Excellence in Heerlen and this will enable the company to reach over 15,000 hospitals and clinics in Europe within 24 hours.

Medtronic, which will establish and operate this facility in close collaboration with CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, will create approximately 140 new jobs in addition to the existing 1000 Medtronic employees in Heerlen. The first activities at new facility are expected to start mid-2017.