Bettlach (ots) - Mathys, the Bettlach-based orthopaedics business,
recruited a further 28 persons in 2006. At 7.2 %, the increase in
turnover was less than expected, but was nonetheless substantially
higher than the industry average.
This family-owned business achieved consolidated sales of CHF 74.2
million, which, although equivalent to a year-on-year increase of 7.2
%, was slightly less than expected. The slower growth rate was
primarily due to restructuring in the German healthcare system and
two national doctors' strikes, prompting a 20 % shortfall in demand
for orthopaedic supplies. It proved impossible to compensate for this
loss of sales by the end of the year.
28 persons were added to the workforce, 23 of whom filled new jobs
at the headquarters in Bettlach. Mathys currently employs 418 people
worldwide, including 255 in Switzerland.
Continuous growth over the past three years
Mathys has concentrated exclusively on orthopaedics since 1
November 2003, and sales have climbed from CHF 54.7 million to the
present CHF 74.2 million. This is equivalent to an average annual
growth rate of 12 %. The workforce has increased by 198 persons over
the same period, with 135 of the new jobs located in Bettlach.
Good prospects for further business growth
The new organisational structure under the operative management of
Dr. Arne C. Faisst, COO, has proved very effective. This
organisational structure, a well-filled product pipeline and the
company's existing growth potential provide Mathys with an excellent
base from which to achieve a further healthy expansion in sales.
General information about Mathys Ltd, Bettlach
Focused entirely on the joint replacement business since 1
November 2003, Mathys produces hip, knee and shoulder implants, plus
a range of biomaterials, in Bettlach and in Germany.
Mathys has developed, produced and distributed joint replacement
products since 1963, but only started selling own brand implants in
1996/97. The company, which has nine subsidiaries in Germany, France,
Belgium, England, Holland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand and
Switzerland, is owned by the Mathys and Marzo families. Robert Mathys
jun. is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hugo Mathys is CEO and
Dr. Arne Faisst is COO.
ots Originaltext: Mathys AG Bettlach
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