New Zealand firm plans US$ 73 million investment in Tijuana

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, New Zealand’s largest high-tech manufacturer, is planning to spend up to US$ 73 million expanding its manufacturing facilities at Tijuana, Mexico, from which it supplies the United States market.

F&P Healthcare makes breathing equipment for patients. In 2010, the business established a maquiladora in Tijuana and started transferring substantial plastics processing and product manufacturing technologies to Fisher & Paykel Healthcare SA de CV.

Now, the maquiladora employs about 600 and manufactures products for the firms groups focusing on respiratory-acute care and sleep apnea.

Fisher & Paykel leased 200,000 square feet, invested millions in moving toward three Class 8 clean rooms and operates around the clock. The Tijuana facility holds certification under the ISO 13485 quality-management-system standard for medical device manufacturing.