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Zimmer, Inc.

About Us

About the Company

Zimmer is a worldwide leader in musculoskeletal health care and has been since our founding more than 80 years ago.

Today, our global team of more than 8,500 employees works to provide effective, creative solutions that support orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians to restore mobility and treat arthritis and traumatic injuries. Our joint replacement technologies and a wide range of related products and services make us valuable partners to health care providers in more than 100 countries.

We're building on a strong history of success to enhance the value we provide to our partners in musculoskeletal health care. Zimmer maintains world-class scientific facilities and resources and collaborates with leading clinicians and researchers around the world. We share a commitment with health care providers to find the best technologies, treatments and solutions to deliver high quality, cost-effective orthopaedic care.

Those who join our team find a stimulating work environment focused on being the best - designing and building the best possible systems and delivering the most robust package of value-added services to our customers. They also become part of a company with a heritage of leadership, a focus on the future and a global presence in an exciting and rewarding medical field.

We hope you'll spend a few minutes exploring our website and getting to know the Company. Thanks again for your interest in Zimmer.

Zimmer is helping to restore lives worldwide

For more than 80 years, Zimmer has been a driving force in the rapid growth of the musculoskeletal health care industry. With an unwavering focus on the needs of patients and surgeons, Zimmer has become an industry leader.

Zimmer has been based in Warsaw since it was founded in 1927 by J.O. Zimmer.   A local salesman, Mr. Zimmer worked nights in his basement to develop his idea for a new aluminum splint design through which x-rays could easily pass to which enabled doctors to better assess healing progress.

Today, Zimmer has operations in more than 24 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.  The company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees worldwide.

Zimmer has additional primary manufacturing facilities in Ponce, Puerto Rico; Winterthur, Switzerland; northern New Jersey; Dover, Ohio; and Shannon, Ireland.  Other Zimmer locations include a Biologics Research facility in Austin, Texas; the Zimmer Spine division based in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Zimmer Dental division based in Carlsbad, California.

Our Purpose, Mission, and Guiding Principles/Values

Zimmer focuses on restoring mobility and improving the quality of life for patients around the world. Our commitment to patients shapes all day-to-day decisions at Zimmer. Relentless customer focus, innovative solutions, disciplined execution and our dedicated people enable us to deliver products and procedures to treat a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. These core values define our company.

Our Purpose

Restore mobility and improve the quality of life for patients around the world.

Our Mission

Lead the industry in delivering value to healthcare providers, their patients and stockholders, while embracing our social responsibilities.

Our Guiding Principles/Values

Customers First

We are committed to being responsive to our customers’ needs and earning their trust every day.

Do the Right Thing

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality and integrity in everything we do.

Innovate and Improve

We are driven to develop innovative products that make a difference and to continuously improve our performance.

Win through Results

We are accountable for delivering on our commitments and recognize that success requires a winning attitude, discipline and a sense of urgency. 

Dedication to People

We are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best talent and enabling individuals to achieve their highest potential. 

One Zimmer

 We perform as a global company and value diversity of background, talent and style.

Zimmer supports a number of community-based educational, civic, and cultural activities carried out by non-profit organizations. At our headquarters located in Warsaw, Indiana, we are the largest contributor to the United Way of Kosciusko County, which provides support to 27 local agencies and service organizations. Requests for contributions (from non-profit organizations) should be in writing and directed to:

Public Relations Department
P.O. Box 708
Warsaw, IN 46581-0708