Due to the competitive advantages offered by this border region, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare inaugurated its third operations plant, where it will manufacture the latest in respiratory products. In an interview with Malena Ortiz, director of operations in Mexico at Fisher & Paykel, he mentioned that this company arrived in the region in 2009, and since then it has had significant growth.
“We are dedicated to the production of medical products in the respiratory area. We serve two main therapies: one is sleep apnea, which is home therapy, and the other is respiratory obstructions, whose therapy is given in a hospital setting,” he said. He recalled that the first plant opened its doors in the Pacific Industrial Park, where, later, the corporation expanded its headquarters by acquiring land and building a second plant, while on September 13, 2023, it cut the ribbon for its third plant. The investment from New Zealand and its workforce, he said, will be around 2,000 people, while this third plant will offer employment to between 700 and 800 employees. Malena Ortiz emphasized that this third industrial warehouse will measure 20 thousand square meters, of which about 8 thousand square meters will be used for manufacturing operations focused on the creation of the latest generation of products in hospital respiratory.
“This area offers competitive advantages for our organization; being located in the border region, we have almost immediate access to our main market for available products,” he said. And the fact is that 60% of their global market is in America, which includes Canada, the United States, and Latin America, so this easy access to these markets gives them an important advantage as a company. The directive points out that the range offered by Fisher & Paykel includes cannulas, respiratory masks, humidifiers, etc., for a total of 300 different products used around the world. For his part, the mayor of Tijuana, Montserrat Caballero Ramrez, emphasized that companies like Fisher & Paykel Healthcare contribute to the economic growth of the city and have an attitude of social responsibility.
“Tijuana remains prosperous, a region that is attractive for companies like this, socially responsible companies that consider Tijuana’s talent,” he concluded. Also at the inauguration were the company’s CEO, Lewis Gradon, as well as the Vice President of Operations and Technology, Andrew Somervell, and the President of the Australia and New Zealand Association, Timothy Callahan.