Will serve as hub for North, Central and South America
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (July 15, 2016) — Eurotrol, a Netherlands-based supplier of medical quality-control products, plans to build a state-of-the-art distribution center in Elizabethtown that will initially create 10 to 15 full-time jobs. Company leaders cited Elizabethtown’s central location and access to the UPS Worldport hub in Louisville as deciding factors in choosing the location.
Eurotrol will build a 10,000-square-foot facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on North Black Branch Road. Company leaders expect to break ground late this year and anticipate expansions in the future. The facility will serve as the Eurotrol’s principle distribution hub for North, Central and South America, receiving and shipping equipment that ensures the accuracy and precision of laboratory instruments used to test patients’ blood.
“Healthcare as an industry continues to gain momentum across the commonwealth, and innovative companies like Eurotrol are the primary reason for that growth,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “This company’s sole purpose is to improve the accuracy and efficiency of healthcare services. That’s a mission we can all appreciate and support. Elizabethtown will make a great fit for Eurotrol as it provides an abundance of logistical advantages. We look forward to assisting Eurotrol here in Kentucky to help ensure their continued success for many years to come.”
Dr. Anton Maas, a clinical chemist in Netherlands, founded Eurotrol in 1988. Currently, Eurotrol has developed more than 300 products, many of which are one-of-a-kind, that cover a wide range of medical tests. Its products are used primarily by hospital clinical laboratories and point-of-care sites. The company supplies all major European countries, the U.S., Japan, Australia and Canada and other nations.