One Geoffrey Way in Wayne — Courtesy: Dobco Inc.
By Joshua Burd
A health care products company will be among the new tenants at the former Toys R Us headquarters campus in Wayne, where it’s slated to occupy nearly 45,000 square feet.
The company, Getinge US, announced this week that it has signed a lease agreement to move its U.S. sales and service unit to the property at 1 Geoffrey Way. The new facility will also host a new service training center and be home to more than 200 employees.
A company spokeswoman said Getinge is taking roughly 44,000 square feet at the landmark 630,000-square-foot campus and is slated to move in by late July. The firm, which supplies products and technology to hospitals and life science companies, is making the move as part of a consolidation of three New Jersey facilities into locations in Wayne and Mahwah.
“We have a long history in New Jersey and this investment solidifies Getinge’s strong commitment to New Jersey and supports leadership training and knowledge sharing with our customers,” said Eric Honroth, president of Getinge North America. “This new facility will host our strong talent pool in New Jersey to continue leadership partnership initiatives within the health care industry.”
The news comes a little more than a year after Dobco Inc., a locally based general contractor, acquired the 191-acre campus, following Toys R Us’ bankruptcy and liquidation. The firm and brokers with JLL announced last month that they were seeking a mixed-use, multitenant approach as they repositioned the three-building complex.
The new location is minutes from an existing Getinge manufacturing facility in Wayne, the company said. It also has existing facilities in Mahwah and Fairfield, housing a combined 1,100 employees across the three North Jersey locations.
“The (multimillion-dollar) investment will create a modern, state-of-the-art work environment for our existing and future co-workers,” Honroth said. “Customers are at the core of everything we do, and our new facility will allow our customers to experience our offerings and collaborate with us to help save more lives.”