Touch Bionics, Livingston, Scotland, has announced its expansion into new facilities in Ohio and New York.
The company will relocate its wholesale offices to Hilliard, Ohio, due in part to a six-year, job-creation tax credit from the Ohio Department of Development. According to the state of Ohio, the credit—worth about $101,000—requires that Touch Bionics move into Central Ohio for 12 years. The new, 5,600-sq.-ft. Ohio location will house the customer care, finance, Reimbursement Assistance and Clinical Evaluation (RACE) Team, sales, and marketing functions, as well as the finished-goods inventory for both the i-LIMB Hand and LIVINGSKIN products.
Touch Bionics is also expanding its LIVINGSKIN production operations in New York. The LIVINGSKIN manufacturing facility will move into a 7,500-sq.-ft. facility in Bloomingburg. “Our new production location will allow us to dramatically increase our LIVINGSKIN production capabilities to respond to increasing customer demand for both passive prosthetics and high-definition coverings for the i-LIMB Hand,” said Mark Ford, director of U.S. sales and marketing.
“Touch Bionics has continued to significantly expand its commitment to North American customers over the past year,” commented CEO Stuart Mead. “Our purchase of LIVINGSKIN last spring has already provided enormous benefit to our operation through both product improvements and greatly enhanced customer support. The investments into these new facilities in Ohio and New York is a demonstration of our long-term growth plans and investment into people and product development.”
Touch Bionics will begin to serve customers from their new wholesale offices in Ohio effective June 1.