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07/02/2024 | 07:00 CET | Group Announcements

Sonova opens new operations facility serving Americas region

Stäfa (Switzerland), February 7, 2024 – Sonova today announces the opening of a new facility that will house two separate operation centers for its Hearing Instruments and Cochlear Implants businesses. These will expand Sonova’s global manufacturing capabilities, provide improved supply chain security, and better serve customers throughout the strategically important Americas region.

The facility is located in an industrial area in Mexicali, Mexico, and gives access to an extensive pool of highly-skilled workers. It has been built according to LEED standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and will provide environmental and cost-efficiency benefits, by meeting Sonova’s exact manufacturing needs. The United States headquarters for the Hearing Instruments and Audiological Care businesses will remain in Aurora, IL, and the global headquarters of the Cochlear Implants business will continue to be based in Valencia, CA.

Key advantages of the new facility:

  • Closer proximity to customers and good communications & logistics infrastructure, which will result in faster delivery & service times and lower transport costs
  • Well established and favorable trade agreements and close time zone alignment
  • Significantly improved supply chain security, thanks to the presence of the full manufacturing value-chain within the Americas region
  • Significant environmental benefits and support for the achievement of Sonova’s CO2 emissions targets, due to a gradual reduction of product transfers from Asia to the Americas.

Ludger Althoff, Group Vice President Operations of Sonova, says: “We have been very impressed with the high-quality talent we have been able to bring into our growing team in Mexico, as well as our good collaboration with the local authorities in the run-up to this opening. We will now carefully ramp up the capacity of this important facility, which will allow us to better serve hearing care professionals, and people with hearing loss across the Americas region, while contributing to our sustainability goals.”

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