Linet, a leading producer of innovative hospital bed technology in Europe with sales in more than 70 countries around the world, is opening its American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. At a time of impending change for healthcare providers, Linet Americas will expand the availability of its proven, easy-to-use and affordable hospital beds and related products to this new market with a showroom, warehouse and offices, adding over 50 jobs to the Charlotte region over the next three years. “We are excited to make our leading designs available to a market facing intense pressures,” said Colin Bain, president and chief executive officer of Linet Americas. “Healthcare providers have voiced the need for better options to help them solve practical issues, especially in a challenging environment. By bringing the Linet technology to the American market, providers will now have a much needed alternative to what is currently offered.” Linet’s simple, yet modern products, address the major issues facing hospitals today. The products are easy to use and operate by staff and patients, easy to clean and maintain, and provide a superior warranty enabling a lower cost of ownership versus previous suppliers. For both healthcare providers and patients, Linet’s hospital beds also offer unique solutions not previously seen before in America for patient rehabilitation, infection control, and pressure-sore prevention. “Our success can be attributed to our partnerships with healthcare professionals from all over the world to find better ways to improve the delivery of care,” said Zbynek Frolik, founder and managing director of Linet. “It gives me great satisfaction to see these ideas at work helping people everyday. I look forward to now offering the American market the opportunity to experience the products of Linet in this important time of healthcare reform.” Founded just outside of Prague, Czech Republic in 1990, Linet has quickly become a leading producer of hospital beds and patient room equipment throughout the world. In fact, the products of Linet – hospital beds, mattresses, furniture and other medical care products are sold in over 70 countries on all continents. The success of Linet can be attributed to the company’s quality products and original innovations that have been developed in close collaboration with healthcare professionals. Linet Americas is the operating division of Linet that services the Americas marketplace. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and provides localized sales and service to customers in the region. For more information, please visit www.linetamericas.com.