Amplifon S.p.A. (“Amplifon” or the “Company;” MTA; Bloomberg ticker: AMP:IM), a hearing solutions and services company, announced that it has moved its North American headquarters from Plymouth, Minn to Fifth Street Towers, at 150 S. 5th Street, Minneapolis. With global headquarters in Milan, Italy, Amplifon Americas has annual (2017) revenues of $259 million and a total of 470 employees throughout the US and Canada—over 180 of whom will now work out of its new Minneapolis offices.
“Our city is an emerging force in the tech sector, and we are thrilled that Amplifon will be adding to the buzz by joining us in downtown Minneapolis,” said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. “I hear that Amplifon has an excellent team, and I can’t wait to meet them all out on Nicollet Mall.”
Contained within Amplifon Americas’ new Minneapolis headquarters are its core business units and shared services teams. In the US, the business units include:
- Miracle-Ear, the nationwide hearing solution franchisor that distributes branded technology to remove the barriers of hearing loss through more than 1,400 franchised locations across the US. Miracle-Ear has deep roots in Minnesota through its founder Ken Dahlberg and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018. A new customer care call center has been added to the Minneapolis headquarters to serve patients. Learn more at: https://www.miracle-ear.com/.
- Amplifon Hearing Health Care, an independent provider of hearing benefit solutions that works with health plans to provide high-quality, affordable hearing healthcare insurance and benefits to their members. Through Amplifon Hearing Health Care, their members have access to “the broadest nationwide network of high-quality hearing providers,” complete lines of hearing devices from all major brands, and personalized support from a team of patient care advocates. Learn more at: https://www.amplifonusa.com/.
- Elite Hearing Network, a member-driven hearing aid buying group for independent hearing health care providers including private practice audiologists, ENT physician practices, large hospital system providers, and hearing instrument specialists. It is the reportedly the largest network of independent hearing care providers, with over 750 members. Through Elite Hearing Network, members have access to nine major manufacturers, peer-to-peer insights, and dedicated business consultants. Learn more at: https://www.elitehearingnetwork.com/.
In addition, the new downtown headquarters offices the Miracle-Ear Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of those who need hearing health care but cannot afford it. Founded in 1990, the Miracle-Ear Foundation is said to have donated more than 21,000 hearing aids to over 11,100 adults and children with hearing loss nationwide.
“We’re thrilled to become part of the downtown Minneapolis community, and especially welcome our proximity to dozens of other innovative companies in the Minneapolis medical device and healthcare industry,” said Amplifon Americas Executive Vice-President, Marc Lundeberg. “Best of all, our move downtown brings us closer to top talent—to people attracted to the downtown area, who are coming in, looking for a sense of purpose.”
Amplifon Americas’ 44,000-square foot office was designed by ESG/Elness Swenson Graham Architects with Crawford-Merz as the general contractor. The new headquarters features a 10′ x 10′ Amplifon logo sculpted out of 81 glowing light tubes, designed to allude to an important aspect of hearing— sound waves. The modern workspace—modeled after Amplifon Americas’ parent headquarters in Italy—encourages collaboration to help expand the company’s capabilities and meet the growing needs of the markets it serves.
Source: Amplifon S.p.A.
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