The new facility is Ambu’s largest plant, enabling the company to scale production and secure a stronger proximity and supply of products to North America, Ambu’s biggest market
Ambu hosted a grand opening of its new manufacturing plant, located in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on Oct. 11. With a total capacity of nearly 323,000 square feet, the new factory is Ambu’s largest plant, allowing the company to ramp up its future production and supply of products.
Securing a growing manufacturing capacity is imperative following a period of instability in the global supply chain. The new factory is a strategic step to become closer to the North American market by having a more sustainable and flexible approach to supply chain constraints, allowing for cost-effective transportation and an improved supply of products to customers.
“The opening of our new manufacturing site in Mexico is a major milestone for Ambu. Delivering high-quality, innovative products to our customers is our number one priority, and it has been a key focus area during Covid-19 and global supply chain disruptions,” says Ambu A/S CEO Britt Meelby Jensen. “Our investment in the new Mexican plant is a strategic decision to secure future production capacity, which will increase our flexibility and proximity to customers in North America and, by that, secure a reliable supply of products.”
Manufacturing footprint strengthened in record time
The new manufacturing facility in Mexico was built in less than two years. The foundation stone was laid in March 2021, and the first products — SPUR resuscitators — have been shipped to the U.S. At the plant, Ambu will produce single-use endoscopes within the four major endoscopy segments — pulmonology, urology, ENT, and GI — as well as parts of our anesthesia portfolio. Furthermore, the company anticipates the creation of a total of 2,000-3,000 new jobs as it ramps up production in the coming years.
“We have built this factory in record time. It is the culmination of dedication, determination and focus of our colleagues and external partners to strengthen our manufacturing footprint. Together with our existing factories in China, Malaysia and the U.S., our new Mexico-based plant sets Ambu up for future growth,” says Henrik Ankjær, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Ambu.
Today, Ambu owns and operates manufacturing facilities in China, Malaysia, the U.S., and Mexico, totaling a production space of nearly 1.1 million square feet across continents. On top of that, the new plant holds an additional 215,000 square feet for future expansion.
Ambu USA President Steven Block said the expanded capacity of the new factory will make a tangible difference.
“Demand for single-use endoscopes continues to grow in the U.S., and with the Mexico plant, we will be able to maintain a strengthened supply of medical devices, which will ultimately benefit our customers and their patients – for years to come,” Block emphasizes.
Ambu has brought solutions of the future to life since 1937. Today, millions of patients and healthcare professionals worldwide depend on the efficiency, safety and performance of our single-use endoscopy, anesthesia, and patient monitoring solutions. We continuously look ahead with a commitment to deliver innovative quality products that have a positive impact on patient care and the work of healthcare professionals. Headquartered near Copenhagen in Denmark, Ambu employs approximately 5,000 people in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit Ambu.com or AmbuUSA.com or follow us on our Corporate LinkedIn pages and USA LinkedIn pages.