The Warsaw, Indiana-based orthopedic cluster is unique in the business world. Its rise to global prominence started serendipitously when Revra DePuy began his company in Warsaw in 1895. It was assured when DePuy employee and area native J.O. Zimmer launched his own company in 1927.
By the time Biomet was created in 1977, the area was thriving with enterprises large and small, nearly all of them riding a wave of growth powered by development and acceptance of joint replacement to treat arthritis.
Today, these three companies are multi-billion dollar global enterprises, anchoring an industry cluster that represents nearly one-third of the $38 billion global orthopedic market.
- $11 billion in annual sales
- Nearly one-third of world’s orthopedic sales volume
- Unequaled concentration of medical device industry jobs
- Represents nearly 45% of Kosciusko County’s employment – nearly 13,000 total jobs (including direct and indirect employment)