Hollister Incorporated, an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide, today, announced the official grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Kaunas, Lithuania, located in the Kaunas FEZ region. The construction of the factory began in 2017.
“We are honored that Hollister Incorporated, which has been in business for nearly 100 years, has chose to build its new plant in Kaunas, Lithuania. This is a very important achievement of the Lithuanian Government, city of Kaunas and region politicians, education and business communities and the public institution “Invest Lithuania,” said Saulius Skvernelis, the Prime Minister of Lithuania. “Furthermore, it is a great opportunity for Lithuania. I have no doubt that the company has chosen our country responsibly – evaluated professionalism of specialists, favorable business environment, responsibility of people and a high working culture.”
“Currently, there are 140 Hollister associates at our new plant in Kaunas. We anticipate employing 350 or more associates by the end of 2020, increasing to over 500 in 2022,” said Shane Caher, General Manager of the Hollister Incorporated plant in Lithuania. “We are building a high-performing and extremely dedicated ‘Team Kaunas’ – and we are just getting started. Hollister is in Lithuania for the long-term and we are looking far into the future – to the next hundred years of our company.”
Medical products for ostomy care and continence care will be manufactured for European and other markets at the new plant. Production of ostomy products began in June, 2019. Continence care products will be in production by the third quarter of 2020.