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JOHNSON MEDTECH OPENS FOUR NEW CLEANROOMS TO EXPAND MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

New Facilities Offer Increased Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing>Capabilities to Help Companies Accelerate Time to Market
 
 

Shelton, Conn.—June 24, 2008—Johnson Medtech, the medical products group of Johnson Electric, one of the world’s largest providers of motion actuators, today announced the opening of four new cleanrooms in Shajing, China. These new facilities will increase Johnson Medtech’s medical manufacturing capacity by one million additional Class II and Class III medical devices and subassemblies per year to accommodate increasing demand.

Johnson Medtech’s state-of-the-art cleanrooms encompass 14,000 square meters on three floors. The new facilities include an ISO 6 Class 1,000 cleanroom equipped with an air shower, three ISO 8 Class 100,000 cleanrooms, an engineering office, a testing lab and a document control room.

Construction will also begin in July 2008 on an additional control manufacturing area, which will provide an assembly line and plastic injection workshop. The site will offer increased medical design, engineering, prototyping, testing, manufacturing, supply chain and logistic management capabilities to help accelerate the time to market for the growing list of medical device manufacturers in Johnson Medtech’s client roster.

“With these new cleanroom facilities, Johnson Medtech is able to deliver an unparalleled scale of vertical integration for hospital-grade, medical quality devices to medical device manufacturers,” said Robert Hoctor, vice president of medical devices for Johnson Electric. “With the demand for our design and medical device contract manufacturing services continually increasing, these new cleanrooms will help us continue to deliver on our ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality medical devices with the fastest time to market.”

 
About Johnson Medtech

Johnson Medtech is the medical business group of Johnson Electric, one of the world’s largest providers of motion actuators. Johnson Medtech’s innovative end-to-end capabilities for design, prototyping and manufacturing make it an ideal partner for medical device manufacturers. With design engineering facilities worldwide, and ISO 13485-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., China and the UK, Johnson Medtech provides its customers personalized consulting and the most efficient manufacturing and supply chain management. Johnson Medtech has helped hundreds of medical device manufacturing companies design and manufacture products for every medical device market. For more information, visit www.johnsonmedtech.com.