Cook Medical performed a groundbreaking ceremony on its new operation center in Shanghai West Hongqiao Business District, attended by leaders and the management team from Shanghai Qingpu District government, West Hongqiao Business District and Cook Medical.
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Cook Medical has been dedicated to serving local patients through quality products and people-centric services for over 20 years in China. Such investment in Shanghai West Hongqiao Business District underscores Cook Medical’s commitment in China.
The new operation center will span 15,000 square meters with the construction estimated to be completed in 2021. Integrated with warehousing, product development training and office facilities, Cook China will be further upscaled to respond to the local market with efficiency and agility.
Zhengyi Zhang, Vice Associate of Committee of Commerce in Shanghai Qingpu District emphasized that, as part of the district’s strategy of building up the high-end healthcare ecosystem, Cook Medical will become the important innovation platform for East QingPu and grow as a powerful link to connect the different development areas within the district.
Barry Thomas, Vice President and Director of APAC in Cook Medical recognized China as one of the most important markets for Cook Medical. The partnership between Cook Medical and Shanghai West Hongqiao Business District will be an important milestone for Cook Medical in China. Because of excellent national integration resources, Cook China can better serve patients and give back to the local communities.
Cook Medical has nurtured a caring culture since its founding. In April, Forbes announced that Cook Medical ranked No. 48 among 500 large companies in the America’s Best Employers of 2019 listing. As the second year being recognized with this award, Mr. Thomas commented that, “We placed people as our most important considerations, so we want the new campus to not only function as a workplace but an interactive and development space that benefits the employees’ mental and physical wellbeing.”
About West Hongqiao Business District
Having a total planning area of 19.06 square kilometers, West Hongqiao Business District is an important part of Shanghai Hongqiao Business District. As the integral part of Yangtze River Delta Ecologic and Development Demonstration Zone and with the National Exhibition and Convention Center in the district functioning as the permanent location of China International Import Expo, West Hongqiao Business District is in the historic development phase and will become a new signature business area in Shanghai powered by exhibition, science, culture, industries, green development and habitability.
About Cook Medical
Cook Medical is a global company with its headquarter based in the US of Bloomington, Indiana. Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with clinicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we are combining medical devices, biologic materials and cellular therapies to help the world's healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more efficiently. We have always remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our communities.
The company’s products have been serving patients in China for more than 20 years. Established in Shanghai of 2008, Cook China now includes a team of over 170 employees dedicated to bringing in Cook Medical’s quality products and innovative technologies to China.