Medtronic and CEVA Logistics open new Distribution Center in Heerlen

26 September 2018

Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, and CEVA Logistics, a leader in supply chain management, opened a new distribution center in Heerlen, the Netherlands.  Medtronic and CEVA Logistics will utilize the new 33,000 square meter medical logistics facility to support their global networks and offer world-class distribution services. The expansion will also reinforce Holland’s expertise in the South-Limburg region.

300 new employees

On top of the more than 1,000 employees already working at Medtronic’s Center of Excellence in Heerlen, an additional 300 employees will work at CEVA Logistics in the distribution center. Together, the two companies are the largest commercial employer in the region.

The vital importance of logistics

The new distribution center is dedicated to the storage and distribution of Medtronic’s medical devices and equipment, such as surgical instruments, implantables and patient monitoring systems. “From our distribution center, we can reach 15,000 different hospitals in Europa and more areas within 24 hours”, says Sikko Zoer, Vice President Customer Care and Supply Chain of Medtronic EMEA.

World-class logistics services

Bart Beeks, Executive Vice President of CEVA Logistics in the Benelux, added: “This new distribution center will enable us to offer world-class logistics services, now and in the future. It underscores our logistics expertise in the healthcare sector.”

Denise Schuurman

  • People Development & Communications Officer