Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited announced that it would expand its manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, creating 200 new jobs.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, based in New Zealand, is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The company’s products and systems are sold in over 120 countries worldwide.
The $4 million fit-out will increase the Mexico facility manufacturing area by two thirds and will accommodate the installation of additional manufacturing equipment over the next three years for products such as breathing systems and masks. The company expects the plant to be manufacturing approximately half of the company’s consumable product volume within three years.
“We have brought forward the expansion of the Tijuana facility to ensure that we can meet anticipated demand as a result of strong customer acceptance of products such as our new masks and Optiflow oxygen therapy system”, said Mr. Daniell.
“Our focus on medical devices which can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care supports the increasing emphasis of health systems on patient outcomes. For example, in the United States later this year, Medicare will begin to penalize hospitals for excessive chronic respiratory patient readmissions. We believe that this will increase the demand for our products which can help to improve care in the home for patients with chronic respiratory disease”.
Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid and Mayor Jorge Astiazaran Orce attended the official ceremony where executives from the company announced the expansion.
Lewis Gradon, Senior Vice President – Products & Technology, stated that Tijuana was a well-chosen location when they decided to open operations in 2008. With the new expansion the company total investment is $20 million.
For more information about the company visit www.fphcare.com