Coloplast A/S (Coloplast),has opened the doors for its new 16,500 square-metre headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The new headquarters will be a meeting place for end users, nurses and doctors who work with Coloplast on a regular basis. The site includes a premier research and development centre, and by 2010 a research laboratory and training rooms will be available for doctors and nurses to enhance existing products as well as find new, innovative product solutions.
As well as being a great place to work for 400 employees, chief executive officer of Coloplast Lars Rasmussen believes the new building underscores Coloplast’s ambitions in the US market.
We have high growth rates in the US market, and the new headquarters is a clear statement that we are determined to pursue further growth there, said Lars Rasmussen said.
Lars Rasmussen continues, Minneapolis is attractive for us because we can find the highly specialized labour and knowledge we need, and also because we already have many employees in the region following our acquisition of Mentor.
The building’s design features include natural lighting for 95% of employees, riverfront views, open offices, a state-of-the-art energy management system including the collection and treatment of storm water.
It was built for Coloplast by Minneapolis-based Northmarq, in partnership with Kraus-Anderson and RSP Architects.
Minneapolis is located in the state of Minnesota, where Coloplast also has sites producing catheters and skincare products.