Sonova explores reorganization of Advanced Bionics in France

Staefa (Switzerland), (PresseBox) - Sonova Holding AG announces today that it is exploring a potential reorganization of Advanced Bionics Sàrl in Rixheim France, which currently employs 47 people. The potential reorganization of its implant business in France aims to ensure competitiveness and further improve the service for its European customers by expanding its presence locally. In this context Sonova has initiated a consultation process with the works council.


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Sonova Holding AG

Sonova Holding AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the leading manufacturer of innovative hearing care solutions. The group operates through its three core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Advanced Bionics. Sonova develops and distributes advanced hearing care solutions such as hearing instruments, cochlear implants, wireless communication systems for audiological applications as well as professional solutions for hearing protection. With the most extensive product portfolio and the highest R&D investment in the industry, Sonova aims to be the recognized innovation leader in the global hearing care market. Present across the globe in over 90 countries, and with a workforce of over 8,000 dedicated employees, Sonova generated sales of CHF 1,62 billion in the financial year 2011/12 and a net profit of CHF 246 million. A focused corporate strategy drives Sonova sustainably further in a growing and still significantly under-penetrated market. Founded in 1947, the company has been devoted to promoting better understanding and communication for over 65 years, thus considerably improving people's hearing ability and speech intelligibility and thereby their quality of life.

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