Midmark pledges nanotech support to Make In India of the medical devices

The company has shared the commitment of manufacturing 100 percent “Made in India” products for the Indian healthcare industry. It has launched new plant geared to enhance manufacturing capacity by 40 percent

Mumbai: Midmark India, a global leader in providing medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, inaugurated its revamped manufacturing plant in Umbergaon, in the Valsad district, in the state of Gujarat, recently. The new state of the art manufacturing facility was inaugurated by Mr John Baumann, President and Global CEO, Midmark Corporation.
Working in tandem with the Indian governments’ “Make in India” initiative, the plant at Umbergaon not only showcases Midmark’s commitment to supply 100% indigenous medical devices and equipment for India’s growing healthcare needs, but also to significantly enhance its commitment in the Indian market. As such, the state-of-the-art will now see an increase of 40% in its production capacity.
“We are pleased to launch our new state-of-the art manufacturing unit and introduce new and advanced technology that will create a positive impact on the Indian healthcare industry, which stands at an inflection point today. Our vision is to bridge the gaps that exist in India’s healthcare ecosystem, the best we can, with the strength of our century old experience and success in enhancing patient comfort and care while remaining competitive for the healthcare service providers,” said Mr. John Baumann, President & Global CEO, Midmark Corporation. “As a true global supplier, Midmark Corporation is well-positioned to support the Indian healthcare device industry, with apt localisations and innovations that meet global standards but are effective for the specific needs of an Indian healthcare provider. Our precision driven manufacturing process and the advanced technology added in this new facility will help deliver value-added capability to the Indian healthcare sector.”
The facility is spread across 13,665 square meters divided in unit I & II, with room for expansion based on business needs. Midmark India also leads the industry by introducing Nano technology  for the first time in the patient positioning equipment  manufacturing process in the country. The new production line is expected to further enhance the end product quality and longevity,  reduce the process cost and also comply with sustainable manufacturing practices that have become a global norm. The plant is expected to automate at least 90% of the production cycle, thereby reducing human intervention and expanding manufacturing capacity significantly.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Sumeet Agarwal, Managing Director said, “Midmark India has served patients and their families for more than 66 years and is committed to helping people experience all that life has to offer through good health. We believe that our ongoing commitment represents an investment in a healthier India by providing high-quality products and solutions that will meet the health needs of the country. We are manufacturing in Umbergaon since 37 years and are encouraged by the trade friendly policies and infrastructure provided by the Government of Gujarat.”
“Midmark’s strategy is to enrich the point of care experience by bringing clinical spaces, technology and workflows into harmony. With the healthcare market rapidly evolving, the company is making strategic moves to accelerate its product development cycle and strengthen its ability to stay ahead of customer needs. The decision to expand the unit supports this strategy by locating its engineering, marketing, product management, communications, among other functions connected to new product development, into close proximity of each other in a new, state-of-the-art facility that is conducive to innovation that today’s healthcare providers require”, added Mr Vijay Paliwal – Vice President Customer Care, Midmark (India).
Commercial production at the new facility is expected to begin during 1st week of July’2017.