Boston Scientific Corporation, a global leader in medical device technology, has unveiled a new expansion of its operations in Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia. The expansion is expected to enable approximately 300 jobs in the coming years and includes a 110,000 square foot global distribution centre.
In support of the company’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in all manufacturing and key distribution sites by 2030, the new facility will be partially powered by solar panels and use a power monitoring system for energy efficiency.
Additionally, the new facility includes a rainwater harvesting system for indoor and outdoor use. Combined, these initiatives form part of a strategy for the facility to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification in the near future.
The new facility is the third global distribution centtr for the company and the first located in Asia, shipping medical devices within Malaysia and around the world. In addition to manufacturing roles, the site will employ professionals in knowledge-intensive regional supply chain roles such as planning, logistics, customer care and equipment service repair. As such, Penang will be key to the company’s global supply chain network, serving as a hub for Asia Pacific markets and supporting ongoing global business continuity and resilience.
Boston Scientific has had a strong manufacturing presence in Penang for over five years. More than 7 million medical devices have been produced at the site this year, including diagnostic and therapeutic technologies such as biopsy forceps, balloon angioplasty products and laser fibers.