Orchid History
A Timeline of Our Past
2020
New Board Members Announced
Announced 2020

Orchid announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors. Gary Fischetti, former Company Group Chairman Medical Devices – North America at Johnson and Johnson (J&J), was named as Orchid’s Chairman. Lonny Carpenter, former Group President at Stryker, and Steve Meyer, former Chairman of Paragon Medical, were named to Orchid’s Board of Directors.

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2019
Nordic Capital Fund IX Acquires Orchid
Founded in 1989

Nordic Capital is a leading European private equity investor with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a proven track record. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested EUR 12 billion in over 100 investments. The most recent fund is Nordic Capital Fund IX with EUR 4.3 billion in committed capital, principally provided by international institutional investors such as pension funds.

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2017
Jerry Jurkiewicz Named CEO
Appointed in 2017

As Orchid continues to build its global platform to be the world's premier contract manufacturer in orthopedics, Jerry Jurkiewicz is added as CEO to utilize his experience with integrated business planning and advanced product quality planning lead the company into the next phase of growth and expansion.

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2016
Mike Miller Retires as Orchid’s CEO
Retired in December 2016

Mike Miller formed Stealth Medical Technologies in 1990 and quickly established the company as a key supplier in the orthopedic industry. He was instrumental in introducing near-net forging to the orthopedic industry and was the architect of what Orchid is today. 

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2016
Acquires OEM cutting instrument facility

Utilizing Orchid's Maximizer solution, a large OEM benefits from under-utilized capacity in cutting instruments by moving the business to Orchid to leverage their infrastructure and stabilize their costs.

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2015
Acquires Cam Bioceramics
Founded in 2012

The acquisition of Cam Bioceramics in Suzhou, China, high quality coating facility in China created a base for Orchid to further expand its capabilities in China to serve the growing demands in the market. 

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2015
Acquires Alhenia AG
Founded in 2005

Alhenia brought the capability to coat PEEK implants with Titanium Plasma Spray and expanded the company's capacity to research and develop coating technologies for the orthopedic market. Additionaly, the acquisition creates an integrated local supply chain in Europe – from castings and forgings to fully finished, coated and packaged implants.

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2013
Asymmatrix(R) name is registered
Registered in October 2013

Orchid develops a new irregular bead, sintered product with enhanced bone adherence called Asymmatrix.

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2012
Acquires Sandvik Medical Solutions
Founded in 2007

Sandvik Medical Solutions (SMS) brought a global footprint and a high value of expertise in casting and forging, as well as machining of implants and complex instruments to Orchid, allowing the company to better serve customers in U.S., Europe and Asia. SMS was founded in 2007 with a platform of companies with histories dating back to 1973.

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2012
Launches Orchid Supply +
Complete supply chain solution

Orchid builds the necessary processes and infrastructure to promote it's full supply chain services based out of its Detroit facility and names it Orchid Supply+.  This simplified solution for the complex orthopedic supply chains provides savings by removing wastes in the product realization process.

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2011
Altor Fund III Acquires Orchid
Founded in 2003

Advised by Altor Equity Partners, the Altor funds invest in companies with a focus on value creation through growth initiatives, strategic development and operational improvements. 

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2010
Acquires casting facility from OEM

Utilizing Orchid's Maximizer solution, a large OEM benefits from under-utilized capacity in casting by moving the business to Orchid to leverage their infrastructure and stabilize their costs.

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2009
Launches Orchid Design
Contract design and development services

Orchid announced the launch of Orchid Design - contract services in design, development, prototyping, product testing, quality and regulatory to enable companies to go to market faster.  Married with Orchid's large manufacturing facilities it allows Orchid to further it's mission to tie together the value stream for all orthopedic products from Design through finished components.

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2007
Acquires Anzon Company
Founded in 1957

A trusted contract manufacturer for more than 50 years, Anzon advanced Orchid's capacity to produce difficult-to-machine components with applied precision and control. 

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2007
Acquires Keller Engineering
Founded in 1977

Keller Engineering was known for its titanium implants, including intramedulary nails, bone screws and bone plates for trauma and spinal applications. The company brought titanium bending technology to Orchid, as well as state-of-the-art CNC programming. 

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2007
Acquires Micro Precision Swiss
Founded in 1978

Micro Precision Swiss offered Orchid a comprehensive, state-of-the-art manufacturing resource specializing in the machining of small, ultra-precise parts for the extremity, trauma and spine markets.

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2007
Orchid launches Redi-Pak

Orchid launches RediPak®, offering pre-configured packaging solutions to help customers accelerate time to market and cut costs. 

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2006
Acquires MACDEE
Founded in 1964

With the acquisition of MACDEE, Orchid added plastics manufacturing to its technology portfolio with a manufactrer experienced in the orthopedic industry.

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2006
Adds Sterile Packaging

As a step to provide a complete solution to the orthopedic industry, Orchid adds sterile packaging of implants and instruments to it's coating facility in Michigan.

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2005
Acquires Bio-Coat
Founded in 1990

By 2005, Bio-Coat had emerged as a true leader in the hydroxylapatite (HA) coating field. In addition, it was the only company in the world to offer medical implant vacuum plasma sprayed coatings.

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2005
Acquires Bio-Vac
Founded in 1986

Bio-Vac had spent 20 years building a worldwide reputation as a leading supplier of unique surface treatments for implant fixation, including both spherical bead and irregular particle coatings. With its acquisition of Bio-Vac, Orchid added  MORE significantly to its porous coating capabilities.

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2005
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is Formed
Formed in 2005

Orchid was formed by Churchill Equity Partners in 2005 through a roll-up of two best-in-class medical device suppliers: Unique Instruments & Stealth Medical Technologies.

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