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SIGVARIS kicks-off new North America expansion project

The new expansion is expected to provide growth opportunities over the next 10 years and create more than 70 new jobs.

4th November 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Peachtree City, GA

Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene

SIGVARIS, the leader in graduated compression, continues its mission of improving the health of legs worldwide with a groundbreaking event that was held on 2 November in honour of its North America expansion project.

When the new state-of-the-art expansion that was celebrated during the ceremony is completed in the fall of 2016, it will include 40,000 square feet of additional office, manufacturing and warehouse space. The new expansion is expected to provide growth opportunities over the next 10 years and create more than 70 new jobs, the company reports.

“SIGVARIS is proud that this new expansion will not only help support the local community with new jobs and opportunities, but it will also allow the SIGVARIS brand to continue to make strides as a global leader in innovation for the compression market in North America,” said Scot Dubé, President and CEO for SIGVARIS North America.

Partnership and future plans

SIGVARIS has partnered with Peachtree City based Tiernan & Patrylo.  The design-build firm will develop the new space and also assist with a 37,000 square-foot renovation project. Both projects will take place at the same time.

The expansion project will also allow SIGVARIS’ manufacturing, warehouse and customer care departments to all reside under one roof. The SIGVARIS North American headquarters currently occupies two locations as the company has experienced consistent growth, since it built its North American headquarters in 1997.

SIGVARIS is a family-owned Swiss business that has been around for more than 150 years. Today, more than 90% of the graduated compression products bought and sold in North America are manufactured in Peachtree City, GA.

SIGVARIS graduated compression

SIGVARIS graduated compression products are constructed to be tightest at the ankle and decrease in pressure going up the legs, improving circulation and providing relief for tired, achy legs. They are also said to help with the treatment and prevention of varicose veins and other venous disorders.

SIGVARIS North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks.

With distribution in more than 60 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as an industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of chronic venous disorders. SIGVARIS product lines include: SIGVARIS MEDICAL, SIGVARIS WELL BEING and SIGVARIS SPORTS.

www.sigvarisusa.com

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