Align Technological innovation Expands Global Functions to Aid Expansion and Adoption of the Invisalign Technique in EMEA With Strategies for Multi-Million Dollar Production Facility in Wroclaw, Poland

Demonstrates Align’s ongoing investments in international operations to be closer to its physician-prospects and their

  • Demonstrates Align’s ongoing investments in international operations to be closer to its physician-prospects and their clients, enhancing client knowledge and pleasure.

  • Extends Align’s earth class mass-customization capabilities which includes the world’s largest 3D printing operations, manufacturing about 700 thousand one of a kind aligners for each working day.

  • Builds on Align’s existing cure scheduling operations in Wroclaw, Poland Madrid, Spain and Cologne, Germany out there to much more than 62,700* Invisalign experienced doctors across the EMEA location.

  • Adds far more than 2,500 new positions about the up coming various decades.

WROCLAW, Poland and TEMPE, Ariz. and ROTKREUZ, Switzerland, April 22, 2021 (Globe NEWSWIRE) — Align Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), a foremost world wide healthcare device company engaged in the design and style and manufacture of the Invisalign procedure, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM companies for orthodontic and restorative dentistry, now declared ideas to open a new manufacturing facility in Poland to deal with the significant and underpenetrated market place opportunity in the Europe, Center East and Africa (EMEA) region, which represents about 5 million yearly orthodontic scenario starts and a lot more than 150 million EMEA buyers who can likely advantage from a much healthier, lovely smile. The new Wroclaw plant will be Align’s initially in the EMEA area and its 3rd plant globally, becoming a member of Juarez, Mexico and Ziyang, China.

The new facility is expected to start giving clients in the EMEA region in early 2022. The expenditure is part of Align’s system to bring its operational facilities nearer to its prospects. Align functions right with medical professionals – dentists and orthodontists – to provide them with the Invisalign process of obvious aligners to prescribe to their patients to straighten their tooth and remodel their smiles.

“I’m fired up to announce options to open our initial aligner producing facility in the EMEA region, and third globally. This significant investment underscores our dedication to the additional than 62,700 Invisalign skilled doctors and their people in the EMEA region and extends our nearby operations in the location that contain procedure setting up amenities (Treat), primarily based in Poland, Germany and Spain,” explained Emory Wright, Align senior vice president, Worldwide Functions.

Align Technology is the world’s biggest 3D printing maker, with as several as 700,000 exclusive aligner components produced for every working day in its manufacturing facilities throughout the globe. The Invisalign system is leveraged by above 200,000 Invisalign educated dentists and orthodontists. Far more than 9.6 million clients have been addressed with the Invisalign system throughout the world, like 2 million sufferers in the EMEA area as of the fourth quarter of 2020.

“We are happy to open Align’s initially producing facility in the EMEA location. The point out-of-the-art EMEA plant in Wroclaw is predicted to increase far more than 2,500 work opportunities to Align by the stop of 2025, making it the company’s largest expense in EMEA to date. Align has been growing its existence in the region for the previous 20 decades by adding new offices, making sturdy regional and local teams, and growing digital therapy organizing amenities in a few distinctive markets – with designs for even further enlargement. This new expense will make it possible for us to provide on our ongoing motivation to Invisalign physicians in the location to assist them with additional devoted, customized help, as effectively as more rapidly turnaround and shipping and delivery times,” added Markus Sebastian, Align senior vice president and handling director, EMEA.

“The advancement of Polish industry, utilizing ground breaking systems, is one of the essential priorities of the Polish authorities, which has been highlighted in the Industrial Development Coverage of Poland. We go on to create the ideal possible problems to allow for progress of domestic organizations, as very well as inspire overseas money to make investments in our place. We persistently aid investment decision in digitalization. Poland has some of the world’s very best specialists in digitization and help instruments, these kinds of as devoted economic zones or the governing administration grant application that considerably simplify the course of action for business enterprise development. We are happy that a further trader – Align Technologies, has acknowledged these opportunities and resolved to broaden their presence in the EMEA area by preparing to open the most significant 3D printing and producing crops in Poland,” stated Polish Deputy Primary Minister Jaroslaw Gowin, Minister for Enhancement, Labour and Technological know-how.

“I am really happy with Align Technology’s selection to even more establish its functions in Poland. The new venture has a big potential in terms of work, with roughly 2,500 new positions predicted to be made. Digital transformation has adjusted the confront of lots of industries and has found its location in the medical sector, which is ideal proved by Align, a firm that employs 3D printing in creation. It is worth emphasizing that the fascination of the health care business in the Polish current market is nevertheless escalating, as verified by inquiries of foreign corporations coming to Polish Expenditure & Trade Company (PAIH), with 6 health-related financial investment projects and yet another 5 currently underway. Technologies used in the healthcare sector are now incredibly significantly essential by anyone,” extra Krzysztof Drynda, Chairman of the Polish Expenditure and Trade Agency.

The new Align producing facility will open in early 2022, with ideas to help all EMEA Invisalign circumstance shipments by 2024. The multi-million-greenback expenditure by Align is a person of the much larger tasks by an worldwide firm in the increased Wroclaw location.

*whole amount of medical practitioners educated in EMEA because Dec. 1998. Data on file.

About Align Technological know-how, Inc.

Align Technological innovation styles, manufactures and offers the Invisalign program, the most state-of-the-art clear aligner program in the earth, iTero intraoral scanners and expert services, and exocad CAD/CAM software package. These technological know-how developing blocks allow increased electronic orthodontic and restorative workflows to boost affected individual results and exercise efficiencies for around 200 thousand health practitioner buyers and is critical to accessing Align’s 500 million consumer current market opportunity around the world. Align has served health professionals address over 9.6 million clients with the Invisalign system and is driving the evolution in electronic dentistry by way of the Align Electronic Platform, our built-in suite of distinctive, proprietary systems and products and services delivered as a seamless, conclusion-to-finish answer for patients and people, orthodontists and GP dentists, and lab/companions. Stop by www.aligntech.com for a lot more information and facts.

For additional facts about the Invisalign method or to find an Invisalign medical professional in your region, make sure you pay a visit to www.invisalign.com. For extra information about the iTero methods and products and services, remember to check out www.itero.com. For further data about exocad dental CAD/CAM offerings and a list of exocad reseller companions, please pay a visit to www.exocad.com.

About the Invisalign technique

Invisalign apparent aligners are a removable and clear tooth-straightening remedy made using digital and 3D technologies. This sort of solution differs from other orthodontic products in that they are a lot more comfy and can be easily eliminated for taking in or drinking. Made use of to address insignificant to advanced kinds of malocclusions, Invisalign obvious aligners are changed every just one or two weeks, based on a doctor’s advice, steadily moving teeth in direction of the projected last posture.

Forward-Wanting Statements

This information release incorporates forward-looking statements, together with quotations from management concerning the envisioned timing and positive aspects of its prepared production facility in Poland, including the range of new positions, production and delivery periods, and client assistance. Forward-seeking statements contained in this information release relating to anticipations about potential functions or outcomes are dependent upon facts available to Align as of the day hereof. Visitors are cautioned that these ahead-hunting statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are tricky to forecast. As a final result, real success may perhaps differ materially and adversely from these expressed in any ahead-searching statement.

Aspects that may possibly result in these types of a change consist of, but are not minimal to:

  • the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellness and security of our personnel, clients, clients, and our suppliers, as very well as the physical and financial impacts of the several tips, orders, and protocols issued by regional and nationwide governmental agencies in mild of continual evolution of the pandemic, such as any periodic reimplementation of preventative measures in numerous worldwide destinations

  • troubles predicting shopper and client paying for conduct and changes in consumer expending practices as a outcome of, amid other things, prevailing economic situations, degrees of employment, salaries and wages, and shopper self esteem, specifically in light of the pandemic and as pandemic-similar constraints are eased regionally and globally

  • unanticipated or speedy changes in the expansion or drop of our domestic and/or global marketplaces

  • escalating competition from current and new competitors

  • swiftly evolving and groundbreaking advances that basically change the dental industry or the way new and existing buyers industry and offer goods and expert services to buyers

  • the capacity to guard our intellectual residence legal rights

  • continued compliance with regulatory demands

  • declines in, or the slowing of the expansion of, sales of our intra-oral scanners domestically and/or internationally and the affect either would have on the adoption of Invisalign products and solutions

  • the willingness and skill of our buyers to retain and/or maximize solution utilization in sufficient figures

  • the chance that the progress and release of new solutions or enhancements to existing solutions do not commence in accordance with the anticipated timeline or could on their own consist of bugs or problems necessitating remediation and that the market place for the sale of these new or improved products and solutions may well not produce as envisioned

  • a more durable purchaser demand natural environment in China frequently, primarily for companies and assistance suppliers whose headquarters or largely operations are not dependent in China

  • the hazards relating to our skill to maintain or improve profitability or profits progress in long run periods (or lessen declines) when controlling expenses

  • the affect of excessive or constrained capability at our producing and handle functions services and tension on our inner methods and staff

  • the compromise of shopper and/or patient info for any reason

  • the timing of circumstance submissions from our health professionals inside a quarter as nicely as an elevated producing expenses for every case

  • overseas operational, political and other pitfalls relating to our worldwide manufacturing operations and

  • the reduction of crucial personnel or function stoppages.

The foregoing and other risks are in-depth from time to time in our periodic experiences submitted with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as, but not limited to, our Annual Report on Kind 10-K for the year finished December 31, 2020, which was submitted with the Securities and Exchange Fee (SEC) on February 26, 2021. Align undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any ahead-looking statements for any explanation.

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