Straumann milling facility completes expansion
Arlington, 31 March 2016 – Straumann has completed the extensive expansion of its North American centralized milling facility in Arlington, Texas, which has taken 16 months and has included the installation of several state-of-the-art milling machines. The site’s production capacity has increased by 71% to meet growing demand for CADCAM dental prosthetics. Equipped with the latest technology, Straumann Arlington offers fast production times and precisely milled prosthetics to help dental laboratories meet patients’ requirements for highly esthetic and functional dental crowns and bridges.
Continued Product Development
In recent months, Straumann has launched a series of new product solutions, including CARES® Screw-Retained Bars, the Straumann® Variobase® for Bridge and Bar, and additional connectivity options for laboratories to receive original Straumann® CARES® restorations, resulting in an immediate need to increase capacity in Arlington. Straumann therefore invested considerably to extend and equip its production area and still has adequate space for future growth.
High Quality and Speed
The launch of Straumann® Pro Arch, a screw-retained prosthetic solution for immediate full-arch tooth replacement, pushed the planned expansion into high gear. Steve Sheehan, Vice President Laboratory Division North America, remarks: “Straumann’s vision for the future is to become a ‘Total Solutions Provider’ for dental laboratories. The completion of this extensive expansion project is another example of our commitment to providing dental laboratory customers with the solutions and services they need to meet the needs of their referring clincians.”
The Arlington facility has also been equipped with an educational training center for hands-on programs and courses for laboratory technicians and dental professionals. Doug Korfe, Director of Operations, Straumann Arlington, commented, “When laboratory customers choose Straumann, they are trusting us to play a key role in delivering a high-quality restoration: in some ways, we become an extension of their own laboratory. The pride and skill set of our employees is second to none; every restoration gets great attention to detail and we are truly delivering a best-in-class product every time a restoration leaves our facility.”
To celebrate the achievements of the Straumann team, a grand re-opening celebration is planned for Friday, April 8, where employees, Straumann customers, local politicians, and key members of the construction committee will celebrate the team’s achievements and provide facility tours for attendees.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately 2400 people worldwide and its products and services are available in more than 70 countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners.