JOHNSON & JOHNSON OPENS NEW FACILITY IN PRAGUE – ENABLING 1,100 EMPLOYEES TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS ACROSS THE EUROPE, MIDDLE-EAST AND AFRICA REGION
Prague, Czech Republic, 12th June 2018 – Today, Johnson & Johnson is taking
a further step in strengthening the company’s commitment to patients, customers and local communities in the Czech Republic, with the official opening of a new office in Jinonice, Prague 5 district. The new facility will see Johnson & Johnson´s Consumer, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals businesses, Customer Logistics Services and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional Global Services Center, co-located under one roof. To commemorate the event, Erin Champlin, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global Services, has come to Prague to participate in the inauguration event for the new building.
The inauguration event brings together local and international officials including Stephen B. King - US Ambassador to the Czech Republic, community representatives as well as Johnson & Johnson employees and leaders. The guests jointly celebrate the positive impact the center will have for employees, the community, customers and patients in Prague and the entire region. “As the largest and most diverse healthcare company in the world, our mission is to transform health for humanity, enabling people to get well and stay well. This new state-of-the-art facility in Prague expands our strong presence in Central and Eastern Europe, and will enable us to lead the next frontier of health and wellbeing in the region and around the world,” said Michelle Brennan, Company Group Chair, Hospital Medical Devices EMEA.
The EMEA Global Services center, which constitutes a large part of the Johnson & Johnson presence in Prague and opened in 2006, today services 26 countries of the EMEA region, providing services in finance, procurement and human resources. "Our decision to consdolidate our presence and continue investing in Prague as the location of our regional Global Services center reflects the economic stability of the Czech Republic and its strong contribution to the growth and wealth of the entire region. We see in this city a great pool of skilled and diverse talent, which we believe will help us deliver better solutions within our company and provide the next generation of cross-functional leaders for Johnson & Johnson," said Erin Champlin.
The newly-opened facility currently offers employment to 1,100 people, with
a potential to further increase this number to 1,400 in the coming years. Located in the seven-story building “Mechanica” in Prague’s Jinonice, the facility offers a modern and flexible work environment aimed at better communication and collaboration. The building features many amenities for employees, including a free-of-charge fitness center and cafeteria, among others. The entire design and construction process of the new facility was monitored by a global property development team at Johnson & Johnson to ensure the new office space facilitates progress towards the company’s goal of having the healthiest workforce by 2020.
Prague is the key location for Johnson & Johnson in the Czech market, which is considered part of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Johnson & Johnson has been present in the market and region since the early 1990s, and has been consistently increasing its presence in this part of Europe, in service of the 170 million people who may benefit from its medical and consumer innovation products.
About Johnson & Johnson At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
About Johnson & Johnson Global Services
Johnson & Johnson Global Services delivers Human Resources, Finance and Procurement support to our employees and businesses across the world using simplified, standardized, end-to-end processes and state of the art technology. Johnson & Johnson Global Services operate out of five regional locations: Bogota (Colombia), Manila (Philippines), Prague (Czech Republic), Suzhou (China) and Tampa (Florida, USA).
For Global Services: Laura Dobell [email protected]
For Medical Devices: Adam Linka, [email protected]
For Janssen: Renata Figura-Dobrowolska, [email protected]