For the second time in four years, Oticon Inc is expanding its Somerset, NJ, headquarters. Just three months after the successful launch of its newest product line, the company is expanding to a second facility, adjacent to the current Somerset site, to accommodate enhanced customer support services and business growth.

“Our latest expansion represents a 50% growth in square footage since 2002,” says Oticon President Peer Lauritsen. “The unprecedented response of hearing care professionals to our newest products, including the Oticon Delta, has necessitated an expansion to increase production capacity and to accommodate additional support staff to maintain the quality, speed, and service levels our customers have come to expect.”

“The new space will be configured in the open work space design that has been so successful in Somerset and other Oticon sites around the world,” he says. “This design enhances speedy communications between departments, and fosters innovative thinking among the many skilled professionals who make up our Somerset team.”

The new facility brings Oticon Inc’s total square footage to nearly 60,000 square-feet, including the Custom Lab, which features 15,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities.

[SOURCE: Oticon Inc, July 10, 2006]