Thursday, December 13, 2018
DJO, a leading global provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, today announced its plans to relocate its global headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, Texas by early 2019. DJO’s Bracing and Supports business unit, which develops and markets DonJoy®, the market-leading line of bracing solutions, and DJO’s Consumer business unit will remain in San Diego, California in a new and improved contemporary space.
“We made the strategic decision to move our headquarters to Dallas to expand our presence into a market with a strong and larger pool of talent, gain greater and more efficient customer access and take advantage of what we believe is a better corporate environment for our company as we grow,” said Brady Shirley, DJO’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “At the same time, we felt it was important to continue the 40-year legacy of DonJoy in Southern California by continuing to build our Bracing business in Carlsbad.”
Over the next three months, DJO will transition many of its corporate functions to Dallas, which will serve as the global headquarters for the Company featuring a state-of-the-art customer experience center and a comfortably modern environment that supports employee well-being while encouraging collaboration. In addition to the relocation of many current employees to the new headquarters, DJO is creating hundreds of new job opportunities in the Dallas area, including many at its new distribution center in Fort Worth which opened a few months ago and already employs over 200.
By bringing teams, processes and systems together into one location in close proximity to its new distribution hub in Fort Worth, DJO continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering value to its customers, employees and shareholders.
“This move is a key component of a multi-phase facility optimization strategy that DJO embarked on earlier in the year to enhance the look and feel of many of our offices, bring teams together and remove unneeded workspace in our U.S. locations,” said Jeanine Kestler, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for DJO. “We are excited to become one of the leading medical device companies headquartered in Dallas and an active member of the community!”