Hollister Incorporated, an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide, has officially opened a new manufacturing facility in Kaunas, Lithuania, located in the Kaunas FEZ region. Construction of the factory began in 2017.
“We are honoured that Hollister Incorporated, which has been in business for nearly 100 years, has chosen to build its new plant in Kaunas,” said Saulius Skvernelis, the Lithuanian prime minister. “It is a great opportunity for Lithuania.”
“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.