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Best infrastructure to capture the European market

An American success story continues in Bremen

  • 2001: NuVasive begins selling equipment in the United States for monitoring neural elements during surgical procedures.
  • 2004: The San Diego-based company is listed on the U.S. Stock Exchange
  • 2008: NuVasive becomes one of the five largest companies in the United States specializing in instruments and implants for spinal surgery. NuVasive employs 900 experts with the advanced technology necessary to continue create new methods for minimally invasive surgery.
  • In July 2009, the American high-tech company established its 100% subsidiary, NuVasive Europe GmbH, in the Hanseatic City of Bremen. From their central location on the Contrescarpe they are capturing markets in Europe and the Middle East, piece by piece. “Bremen has good infrastructure and is the optimal location for dealing with the European market,” says Stephan Siemers, Executive Vice President for Europe. Easy connections to wherever you want to go, easy access to the airport, a climate that supports innovative technology, and last but not least, Bremen’s well-deserved reputation in logistics have been a valuable element in the company’s success. The nearby Freight Transport Center (GVZ Bremen) provides reliable storage capacity for NuVasive’s highly sensitive products for spinal procedures.

By focusing on the spine, NuVasive has hit a nerve in the booming European health care market. “We’re off to a great start in the market and are experiencing rapid growth,” says Stephan Siemers. More than three dozen clinics in Germany have had training in these minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as an introduction to the 55 products that the company currently offers. With their 14-member team, NuVasive is a driving force in the market – and following the American example, the growth trend continues upward.