Surgical Robotics Company Increases Freiburg Presence

October 2022

American medtech provider Intuitive Surgical is expanding in a major way in the southwestern German city of Freiburg. The company has broken ground on a 28,700-square-meter site that will be home to a new production, training and distribution center.

Freiburg Mayor Martin Horn called the activities of the Silicon Valley company “one of the largest foreign commercial investments in Freiburg in the past decades.”

600 people will be employed at the new site, which will cost at least EUR 60 million. Intuitive Surgical produces the highly successful Da Vinci robotic surgery systems. Some 7000 of them are currently in use worldwide. The expansion solidifies the reputation of southwestern Germany and Freiburg in particular as a European hotspot for medical technology.

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