Embracing Amsterdam's growth opportunities
In a press statement, Lonny Carpenter, Group President for Global Quality and Operations, and European Business Operations comments
: "The opening of the European Regional Headquarters is an exciting milestone for Stryker that demonstrates our long-term commitment to Europe and our global business." He adds, "There is significant opportunity for growth in Europe. Stryker is committed to continuously improving our business in this region so we have established the new headquarters to support these aspirations." With this new, centrally located European base, Stryker aims to strengthen its already impressive presence in Europe.
Achieving greater operational and resource efficiencies
By setting up their European Regional Headquarters in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, Stryker has chosen a strategic location in Europe. The Amsterdam Area has always been a major transit hub for people, goods, capital and services to and from the 350 million potential customers of the European continent. The award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
is centrally located, which means all crucial business destinations within Europe can be reached in two hours or less. From Amsterdam, high-speed rail services connect you to Paris, Brussels, London and major German cities within hours. Setting up their office and locating business leaders here enables Stryker to increase collaboration and communication while achieving greater operational and resource efficiency.
A warm welcome to the Netherlands
The official opening of Stryker’s new European Regional Headquarters was attended by many important guests, including Timothy Broas, the US Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner for Foreign Investment, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
. "We are delighted to have one of the world’s leading medical technology companies expand its operations in the Netherlands," said Mr. Nijland, as he offered Stryker a warm welcome to the Amsterdam Area. "We regard [Stryker’s] decision to open the regional headquarters here as confirmation of the attractiveness of the Dutch business climate."