£2.5bn medtech giant to establish new UK HQ in Derby

Gentinge’s new home at St. Modwen Park Derby

Swedish medtech manufacturer Getinge has chosen St. Modwen Park Derby as the location for its new UK headquarters.

The £2.5bn turnover company will open its new base in August after taking a 78,000 sq ft building at the £46.5m industrial park.

A Global Centre of Excellence for Chemistry will be established at the site, as well as a new training academy and a showroom to enable Getinge to showcase its product portfolio.

Jonathan Heath of Derby-based Armsons Barlow will manage the fit-out of the premises.

Bob Newsome, managing director of the Centre of Excellence for Chemistry at Getinge, said: “By relocating to this new, larger facility we continue to execute on our strategic ambition to widen our Infection Control portfolio towards consumables, developed and manufactured inhouse, which will make our financial performance more robust and sustainable.”

Getinge already has a presence in the region having acquired Derby-based Quadralene in 2020.

Avril Forde, president – North Europe Region at Getinge, said:We are very excited about this opportunity and believe this merger of all our facilities in the UK will greatly benefit our business as well as our customers.”

St. Modwen Park Derby spans some 67 acres of brownfield land. All of the buildings on site are rated BREEAM “Excellent.”

Robert Richardson, development director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “This deal has been a real triumph for teamwork and relationships. St. Modwen Logistics has been working with Bob and his team for more than three years to understand the businesses needs of Getinge to ensure that we developed the type of versatile building necessary to support their operations. We are thrilled to finally be able to welcome another great manufacturer into St. Modwen Park Derby.

“This deal would also not have been possible were it not for the support received by Marketing Derby and Derby City Council and we must also express our gratitude and thanks to them for their efforts.”

John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, added: “This is a really important investment that delivers genuine growth in a long-standing local company, as well as significant international investment in Derby.”

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