A Continuous Success Story: Fresenius Kabi Inaugurates Extension of Its Production Facilities in Haina
Fresenius Kabi achieved a new important milestone with the inauguration of the 4th MedTech manufacturing facility at Parque Industrial Itabo (PIISA) in Haina, Dominican Republic.
This new facility will add around 12,000 m² (~130,000 sqf) to the Fresenius Kabi MedTech footprint in Haina and is projected to add 700 to the current 4,600 employees. The state-of-the-art manufacturing will be equipped with automated assembly lines, installations, clean rooms, and laboratories needed for the manufacturing and development of disposables such as sets for infusion pumps and plasma collection.
The official inauguration ceremony was honored by the participation of Mrs. Raquel Peña, Vice President of the Dominican Republic, Victor Ito Bisono, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Daniel Liranzo, President of the National Free Zone Trade Council, Samuel Conde, Director of PIISA Industrial Park, as well as a large group of local and regional Dominican Republic officials.
Fresenius Kabi’s senior leadership was represented by Dr. Christian Hauer, President of Fresenius Kabi MedTech, Andreas Duenkel, CFO of Fresenius Kabi, Georgi Jekov, Senior Vice President Global Operations at Fresenius Kabi MedTech, Bernardo Alvarez, Vice President Manufacturing Operations Dominican Republic, as well as other corporate and local executives who joined the opening celebration.
„Global competitiveness is essential to our company and with this extension and increase in production, we are taking a significant next step in supplying the important U.S. market with state-of-the-art medical technologies “, said Andreas Duenkel during the opening ceremonies.
In his welcome speech to the Vice President of the Dominican Republic, Christian Hauer emphasized: „I am very excited to inaugurate the extension of Fresenius Kabi’s MedTech production site in Haina – with a total facility now of almost 58,000 m² (~626,000 sqf). Not only does this mean we can increase production to help meet the demand on medical devices and disposables and thus continue to expand on MedTech but also to create jobs for over 700 people in the Dominican Republic. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those involved in creating this important milestone.”