Insulet Corporation the global leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod® brand of products, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new manufacturing facility in Malaysia, further strengthening its global manufacturing capabilities.
“We are taking an important step to further diversify globally and ensure our valued customers continue to have uninterrupted access to our life-changing products,” said Chuck Alpuche, Insulet Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “This new Malaysian factory will help support our fast-paced growth, robust innovation pipeline, and global expansion.”
The new manufacturing facility, located in Johor Bahru, will produce the Company’s Omnipod Insulin Management System and include approximately 400,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Insulet plans to invest approximately $200 million over five years and hire more than 500 full-time employees once the facility is operating at full capacity.
During the groundbreaking ceremony on June 2, Insulet will unveil plans to source environmentally responsible and resource-efficient materials for the new facility. The architectural design includes sustainable elements that qualify for Green Building Initiative (GBI) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Insulet’s regional sourcing strategy includes the use of local suppliers for component parts to support the Company’s global expansion.