Wednesday, 11 January 2017

(NST) Paramit opens medical device design & manufacturing hub in Penang

BUKIT MINYAK: American medical device and life sciences contract manufacturer Paramit Corporation today announced the official opening of its new 162,000 square foot facility located here on mainland Penang. 

The site will be the region’s largest manufacturing facility for complex medical devices and life sciences instruments, realising sophisticated systems for genetic and molecular testing, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, and will also serve its current industrial products customer base. 

The company has been present in Penang since five years ago. 

"Expansion in Asia will enable us to provide a more sophisticated offering to our current regional customers, but also bring new levels of speed-to-market and peace of mind to our customers globally,” Paramit Corporation's chief executive officer Billoo Rataul said. 

"In building this site from scratch, we were able to accommodate the challenging climate by employing state- of-the-art architecture and design that can serve as a model to other companies building in the tropics," he added. 

The new facility at the Penang Science Park here, is said by Paramit to have been designed to replicate the company‘s unparalleled facility in California and addresses the unique characteristics of the Malaysian climate to create maximum energy efficiency, creating what is being called an experience of a “Factory in the Forest”. 

The site uses canopies of trees to create shading and in-slab cooling to reduce power requirements. In addition, it incorporates gardens and waterfalls on multiple levels throughout the building to help cool the space. 

The event was officiated by chief minister Lim Guan Eng, in the presence of United States Embassy deputy chief of mission Edgard Kagan.