Company leaders joined by dignitaries, special guests in facility tour and product demonstrations
COPENHAGEN, Denmark. - Thursday, September 3rd 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, GN ReSound®, a global leader in innovative hearing technologies, hosted an official opening ceremony for the company’s newest manufacturing and distribution facility in Kulaijaya, Johor, Malaysia. The new 5,000 m2 facility expands GN ReSound’s global production capacity and will also serve as a new distribution hub for the region.
GN ReSound Chief Executive Officer Mr. Anders Hedegaard hosted the event and was joined by Malaysian and Danish dignitaries including Danish Ambassador to Malaysia H.E. Mr. Nicolai Ruge and Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade and Industry, in addition to a number of GN ReSound global executives and newly-hired employees. The launch event also included a facility tour, product demonstrations, and a press conference for members of the media.
“GN ReSound’s expansion into Malaysia represents the latest effort in our ongoing commitment to meeting the growing global demand for innovative hearing solutions,” said Mr. Hedegaard. “This first-class facility will advance our mission and help us continue to revolutionize what is possible in terms of hearing accessibility.”
GN ReSound’s Johor, Malaysia location was selected after a thorough evaluation of more than a dozen locations around the world. The facility’s daily operations will benefit from its proximity to Singapore’s logistics infrastructure and excellent vendor and support relationships with a number of local area businesses. More than one hundred employees have been hired to-date. The facility has the potential to support approximately 450 total jobs at full capacity.
The company also maintains manufacturing and distribution facilities in Xiamen, China, the UK, Spain, and R&D and manufacturing facilities in Denmark and the United States.
In early 2015, GN ReSound launched their newest Smart Hearing aid; ReSound LiNX2™ is a full family of models with improvements in spatial hearing, tinnitus management and, for the first time ever, direct streaming from Apple devices to custom molded products. As well, it allows users to personalize their hearing experience via the award-winning ReSound Smart™ app.
ReSound’s revolutionary hearing aid technology is available through a global network of hearing care professionals. Consumers can find more information about ReSound’s portfolio of Smart Hearing aids on www.resound.com.
About GN ReSound
GN ReSound is a leading international developer and manufacturer of advanced and innovative hearing healthcare solutions. The company offers a full range of hearing aids, accessories and diagnostic instruments under the ReSound, Beltone, Interton, and Otometrics brand names. GN ReSound’s revolutionary wireless technology allows wearers to personalize their hearing like never before. With its unique sound processing designed to mimic the natural ear, GN ReSound is making life sound better.
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