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Medtronic in the Netherlands

Medtronic is among the largest medical technology companies in the world. Through innovation and collaboration, Medtronic helps to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. Last year, our medical therapies for the treatment of over 70 major conditions, improved the lives of more than 62 million people around the world.

Together with physicians and hospitals, we use our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise to address today’s complex healthcare challenges, such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease. Together with several partners, we are committed to transform healthcare.

Medtronic has a global reach that extends to more than 155 countries. In the Netherlands, Medtronic employs over 1,500 employees in five facilities, including our European Operations Center for Distribution and Shared Services in Heerlen, the Bakken Research Center in Maastricht, our CardioVascular manufacturing facility in Kerkrade, and the Medtronic Eindhoven Design Center and Dutch sales office in Eindhoven.

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Activities in the Netherlands

All Medtronic therapy groups and businesses are represented in the Netherlands.

History

Medtronic has had one or more facilities in the province of Limburg since 1969. In that year, the founder and former CEO of Medtronic, Earl Bakken, chose Kerkrade as the city for Europe's first facility and base for Medtronic's activities. Today, Medtronic is still well represented in the Netherlands.

Our Dutch facilities:

 

Sales Office Eindhoven

Medtronic Trading NL B.V. in Eindhoven

The Dutch sales organization (Medtronic Trading NL B.V.) is located in Eindhoven. All Medtronic therapy groups are represented in this organization:

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

As of May 2016, this facility will also host the Medtronic Training & Education Center, where physicians, nurses and technicians are offered advanced simulator trainings. The total number of people working at Medtronic Trading NL equals approximately 190 employees.

Contact details:
Medtronic Trading NL B.V.
Larixplein 4
5616 VB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Itinerary

FOR MEDICAL QUESTIONS,
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN


For hospitals:
Tel.: +31 (0)40 711 7555
Fax: +31 (0)40 711 7522

Customer Care:
Diabetes: diabetes.cs@medtronic.com
MITG (formerly Covidien): +31 (0)20 206 1470
MITG (Covidien) orders: csnetherlands@covidien.com
Other Medtronic products: netherlandscs@medtronic.com
Medtronic orders: order.nl@medtronic.com

CareLink helpdesk for patients with an ICD, pacemaker or Reveal:
Tel. 00800 2666 3282

For diabetes patients:
MiniMed Care Diabetes Netherlands
(for all questions about diabetes products):
Tel. 0800 342 2338
Tel. +31 (0)45 566 8291
Every workday from 8.30 - 17.00hrs
Email: diabetes.benelux@medtronic.com

For all other questions:
Tel.: +31 (0)45 566 8000
Fax: +31 (0)45 566 8668

Heerlen

European Operations Center (EOC) in Heerlen

Heerlen hosts Europe's Information Technology Service and Medtronic's largest (30,000 m2) and most integrated distribution facility in the world. Every day, tens of thousands of medical products and parts are distributed from Heerlen to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Asia, Canada and Latin America. About 790 people work at Medtronic in Heerlen; this turns Medtronic into one of the largest employers in this region.

Contact details:
Medtronic B.V.
Industry Park Trilandis
Earl Bakkenstraat 10
6422 PJ Heerlen
The Netherlands
Itinerary
Tel.: +31 (0)45 566 8000
Fax: +31 (0)45 566 8668

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Maastricht

Bakken Research Center (BRC) in Maastricht

Medtronic founded the Bakken Research Center (BRC) in Maastricht in 1987, starting with 45 employees, as a research facility. Especially clinical study activities have grown substantially, now ranging from small exploratory studies with one physician-investigator and just a few patients to multinational, randomized trials intended to demonstrate superior clinical and economical outcomes with new device therapies in hundreds, sometimes thousands of patients. The BRC nowadays also hosts the Benelux Therapy & Procedure Training Center, where advanced simulator training is offered to physicians, nurses and technicians. About 300 employees work at the Bakken Research Center.

Contact details:
Medtronic
Bakken Research Center B.V.

Endepolsdomein 5
6229 GW Maastricht
The Netherlands
Itinerary
Tel.: +31 (0)43 356 6566
Fax: +31 (0)43 361 6542

More information about BRC

Kerkrade

CardioVascular Operations in Kerkrade

This site hosts the European production facility of perfusion systems. Besides single products for heart valve and bypass surgery, such as oxygenators, reservoirs and tubing sets, also complete systems and customized solutions (custom packs) are manufactured here. In addition, CardioVascular Operations provides heart valves, products for minimally invasive heart surgery, surgical ablation systems, cannulas, autotransfusion equipment and temporary leads for cardiac pacing to customers all over Europe. In addition to that, the new European Experience Center Kerkrade (EECK) is located here since November 2014. This center of excellence of Medtronic Perfusion/ECT will provide a venue for discussions between the medtech industry and clinicians, and will deliver the most recent product and therapy information and training. About 190 employees work at the CardioVascular Operations facility.

Contact details:
Medtronic
CardioVascular Operations

Valkenhuizerlaan 16
6466 ND Kerkrade
The Netherlands
Itinerary
Tel.: +31 (0)45 566 8670
Fax: +31 (0)45 542 6462

MEDC Eindhoven

Eindhoven High Tech Campus

Medtronic Eindhoven Design Center (MEDC) is a global research and development center of the Medtronic Neuromodulation business, located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. Founded in 2011 as a spin-out of Royal Philips and previously known as Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation, it is part of Medtronic since August 2014.

The 50 employees are driven to address unmet needs in neuromodulation therapies with innovative solutions. MEDC leverages its unique capabilities in high-definition neural interfaces, advanced therapy guidance algorithms, and intuitive user interface design to realize integrated customer-centric solutions.

The MEDC initial ambition — as a crucial R&D asset within the global Neuromodulation business of Medtronic — is to improve the therapeutic efficacy of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS, a pacemaker for the brain), to shorten and simplify the clinical procedure, and to improve patient comfort. For this purpose, MEDC developed a unique high-accuracy DBS system consisting of an advanced, MRI-conditionally safe DBS lead with 40 stimulation points and an integrated, image-based solution for planning and programming of an optimal DBS treatment.

The team is focused to bring this innovative DBS concept to more patients who can benefit from this advanced treatment for degenerative or functional brain disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, epilepsy and other currently emerging indications.

Contact details:
Medtronic
Eindhoven Design Center
Neuromodulation
High Tech Campus 41
5656 AE Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Itinerary
Tel.: +31 (0)40 800 2100

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Additional information

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Medtronic was ranked number 18 in the list of Best Workplaces in the Netherlands in 2016!

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