Expands Global Footprint, Local Production Capabilities to Address
Increased Demand from Life Sciences Customers in China and Asia-Pacific
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2012--
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving
science, today announced the official opening of its new facility in
Suzhou, China, for the manufacturing of life sciences consumables and
equipment. The facility expands the company’s global manufacturing
footprint and establishes local production capabilities to meet
increased customer demand in China and other Asia-Pacific markets.
Since entering the Chinese market 30 years ago, Thermo Fisher Scientific
has established a strong research and development, manufacturing and
commercial infrastructure in China, becoming one of the largest
companies serving the life sciences market in the region. Most recently,
Thermo Fisher has invested nearly $20 million in the 12,000-square-meter
Suzhou plant, which will house more than 150 employees and has room for
expansion. From this geographically central location, the new facility
will primarily serve the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries,
including research, diagnostics and bioproduction, as well as customers
in the chemical, environmental and electronics industries.
In Suzhou, Thermo Fisher will manufacture plastic labware and
consumables, including sample preparation products and filterware, as
well as laboratory refrigerators, freezers, incubators and centrifuges.
To ensure an environmentally friendly and safe work environment, the new
facility will follow the best global and local manufacturing practices,
including ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO13485 standards.
“China is one of our fastest-growing markets and has been a key
contributor to our success,” said Marc N. Casper, president and chief
executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The Suzhou facility
builds on our well-established presence in China and is an important
next step as we closely align our depth of capabilities with China’s
five-year plan to develop strategic industries, including
pharmaceutical, healthcare and environmental.”
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) is the world leader in serving
science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world
healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have
approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical
and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs,
universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as
in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our
key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher
Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of
innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single
solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services
help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient
diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.
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