Fisher & Paykel Healthcare celebrated the opening of the Sánchez Building in Tijuana, its third manufacturing facility in Mexico, with an event at the facility.

Tijuana mayor Monserrat Caballero, government secretary Miguel Ángel Bujanda Ruiz, and Baja California Human Rights Commission’s president Jorge Ochoa attended, along with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare board members and employees.

According to CEO Lewis Gradon, the Sánchez Building enables the company to increase production of healthcare solutions closer to its major markets.

“Manufacturing in Mexico has been great for us. Tijuana is a hub for global medical device manufacturers, so we have access to highly skilled people there. Growing our manufacturing capacity in Tijuana is part of our strategy to ensure we can respond quickly to changing patient needs,” says Gradon in a release.

The Sanchez Building is named after Raúl Sánchez, who was the company’s director of operations in Mexico from its opening in September 2010 until his retirement in 2020.

“Raúl’s commitment to fostering a trust-based and collaborative environment, where ideas could flourish and initiatives thrive, has been nothing short of remarkable,” says Gradon in the release.

The two-hectare building houses office, manufacturing, and warehouse space. The building is LEED-certified. It features a water reuse system for its bathrooms and gardens, high-efficiency air conditioning and lighting, an intelligent parking lot counting system, as well as spaces to support well-being.

Photo caption: Sánchez Building

Photo credit: Fisher & Paykel