FORT WAYNE, IND.—Greatbatch Medical, a subsidiary of Greatbatch Inc., opened its 80,000-sq.-ft. orthopedic manufacturing center in Fort Wayne.

“This $17-million investment is the third project Greatbatch Medical has deployed as part of an overall strategy to partner with orthopedic device makers,” said Mauricio Arellano, president, Greatbatch Medical.

In 2010, Greatbatch Medical established an orthopedic design center in nearby Warsaw, providing customers with rapid prototyping capabilities to develop and deliver innovative solutions. In 2011, Greatbatch Medical completed more than $6 million investment at its Indianapolis manufacturing facility where they produce orthopedic delivery systems.

The new facility will develop instruments for hip procedures and spine fixation, as well as fracture fixation implants and instrumentation for the largest orthopedic medical device companies. The new facility will provide Greatbatch Medical with increased capabilities and capacity for future growth.