Coltene invests in Altstätten site

The dental technology company Coltene will invest 11 million Swiss francs to modernize and enlarge its headquarters in Alstätten. The investment lays the groundwork for the company’s continued sustainable growth.

Martin Schaufelberger, CEO Coltene (Image Credit: Coltene)

Coltene broke ground on the new facility on Tuesday, and the first occupants are expected to move in by the end of 2018, according to a statement from the St.Gallen-based company. 

The modern, new building will enlarge production capacity for the company’s growing restoratives product group and optimize production workflows for its composite products. It will also house a new production line for diamond burs, a clean room for sterile packaging, training rooms and new office spaces. 

Thanks to the building project, the dental technology company will be able to vacate the premises it has leased until now. The modern facilities will enable it to comply with increasingly strict medical hygiene regulations, while at the same time reduce operating costs and energy consumption over time. The investment is also a commitment to Alstätten and Switzerland as a place for innovation and production.

“Switzerland remains an attractive and competitive manufacturing base for us, thanks in particular to the country's first-class infrastructure and its dual system of vocational education and training. We aim to make the most of these locational advantages by investing in our workforce and in ultra-modern production assets and high-tech workplaces,” said CEO Martin Schaufelberger.

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