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Medtronic Europe at a Glance

Tolochenaz - Switzerland

Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology, alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. With deep roots in the treatment of heart disease, Medtronic now provides a wide range of products and therapies.
Today, our therapies improve the lives of more than 2 PEOPLE around the world EVERY SECOND.

The company was founded in 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, by Earl E. Bakken and Palmer J. Hermundslie. Medtronic has been present in Europe since 1967.

European Presence

Medtronic has direct presence in most European countries.
Major European facilities include: Principal Executive Office in Dublin (Ireland), European Headquarters in Tolochenaz (Switzerland), European Operations Center for distribution and shared services in Heerlen (The Netherlands), Bakken Research Center in Maastricht (The Netherlands), Therapy and Procedure Training Center in Tolochenaz (Switzerland), Swiss Manufacturing Operations in Tolochenaz (Switzerland) and Vascular Manufacturing and Customer Innovation Center in Galway (Ireland).


Over 6000 employees in Europe.

Key Businesses

  • Cardiac & Vascular Group (CVG)
  • Restorative Therapies Group (RTG)
  • Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG)
  • Diabetes Group (DG)
  • Integrated Health Solutions℠ (IHS)

European headquarters:

Medtronic International Trading Sàrl
Route du Molliau 31
CH - 1131 Tolochenaz
Telephone: +41 (0)21 802 70 00
Fax: +41 (0)21 802 79 00

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Additional information


Medtronic was ranked number 16 in the list of Best Workplaces in the Netherlands in 2017!

Best Employer 2017

For more information

Integrated Performance Report van 2015

View or download the 2015 Integrated Performance Report

Annual Report SEC 10-K Filing for Fiscal Year 2015

Form 10-K Fiscal Year 2015

View or download the Annual Report SEC 10-K Filing for Fiscal Year 2015

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