GREAT DEAL FOR LOCAL COMPANY: Greatbatch Medical establishes new, far-reaching sales pact

COLUMBIA CITY — Greatbatch Medical, which has a manufacturing facility in Park 30 industrial park, just east of Columbia City, has announced a strategic alliance and exclusive sales distribution agreement with ECA Medical Instruments® for its Single Procedure and Single Use Orthopaedic Surgical Instrumentation in the United States, Canada and Europe. The newly executed partnership introduces the world’s first and only disposable torque limiting and ratcheting surgical drivers.The agreement includes a prestigious line of Single Use, Single Procedure disposable instruments developed exclusively for orthopaedic surgical applications. “We are excited about this collaboration, the expansion of our product offering and our ability to effectively partner with customers in delivering innovative surgical solutions” said Mauricio Arellano, president, Greatbatch Medical. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to creating strong business partnerships to help meet our customers’ needs.” Both companies boast global market leadership and share a commitment to cost responsible healthcare added John Nino, president, ECA Medical Instruments®. “This strategic alliance enables the effective distribution of state-of-the-art single procedure instrument solutions at the best possible value.We have combined two powerful entities that are focused on changing the orthopedic industry forever,” Nino explained.Greatbatch Medical will showcase the Single Procedure Instruments at booth # 4405 at the Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Greatbatch Medical is part of the Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB) family of brands. Greatbatch Medical designs and manufactures critical technologies used in medical devices for the cardiac rhythm management, neuromodulation, vascular access and orthopaedic markets.