Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has leased a new 104,000-square-foot manufacturing building in Chandler. The new facility is a significant expansion of its existing Sustainability Solutions operations within the region. Production at the company’s new Chandler site is projected to start in mid-2022.

Stryker’s multi-million-dollar investment at its new site is estimated to bring more than 280 new jobs to Arizona over the next few years. These new positions include production associates, engineers and technicians.

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The Sustainability Solutions division handles the reprocessing of single-use medical devices, which involves collecting used devices and inspecting, cleaning, testing, sterilizing and re-packaging them before they are returned to hospitals for another use. Stryker reprocesses more than 20 million devices per year with a 99.98% success rate, which has diverted 25 million pounds of waste from landfills over the past five years.

“Stryker is an internationally recognized leader in medical device manufacturing and we are thrilled to welcome them to Chandler,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “We appreciate Stryker’s significant investment in West Chandler and the additional job opportunities this facility will provide to our residents. Fortune 500 companies like Stryker can choose anywhere in the world to open a facility like this and we are proud they chose Chandler.”

“Stryker’s ongoing investment into Arizona, and specifically Chandler, further demonstrates the value we see in this community. We’ve been fortunate to work with many great organizations over the years, which ultimately helped make this expansion into Chandler a reality,” said Brian White, president of Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division. “We look forward to furthering our mission of making healthcare better with the City of Chandler.”

“Stryker’s expansion in Chandler demonstrates the rapid growth of medical technology in the state,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “The company’s continued investment in Arizona will bring nearly 300 high-quality jobs over the next few years, strengthening Arizona’s position as a leader in advanced manufacturing and technology. We look forward to supporting Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division.”

“Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is an exciting addition to Chandler’s thriving healthcare, MedTech, innovation and manufacturing ecosystems,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Stryker is a great example of a global company attaining success in Greater Phoenix and expanding its operational footprint within the region to better serve its customers, while creating high-quality jobs for residents. We look forward to being a partner in Stryker’s continued growth as they improve patient and hospital outcomes with innovative products.”