Siemens Healthineers has chosen its Glasgow site for a planned expansion and an increase in internal production.
The company plans to expand its current location in Building 100 of Glasgow Business Community by 29,000 square feet to add more capacity to manufacture up to 20 new in vitro diagnostic assays as well as additional associated calibrator products.
Siemens Healthineers is planning to invest more than $32 million into its expansion. Supporting the company’s plans are grants that the company has been approved to receive from the Delaware Strategic Fund as recommended by the State Council on Development Finance in the form of a Retention Grant of up to $1.3 million and a Capital Expenditure Grant of up to $690,000.
Siemens Healthineers will add new production equipment, including large-scale specialties and formulation process equipment. This growth will allow the company to reduce production outsourcing to contract manufacturers.
“Delaware is a great place for innovative manufacturing companies like Siemens Healthineers to grow their operations,” said Gov. John Carney. “We are pleased Siemens Healthineers will be making a significant investment in our state to enhance and expand their manufacturing facility, which will keep good-paying jobs here in Delaware.”
Siemens Healthineers currently has over 1,300 full-time employees, including about 500 employees in manufacturing and technical positions such as operators, technicians, chemists, and engineers. Many employees have been with the company for decades.
The Glasgow operation dates back to the days of DuPont’s medical equipment business. The business and site went through ownership changes with Germany-based Siemens emerging as the long-time proprietor.
The company, which keeps a low public profile in Delaware, is one of its largest private employers and taxpayers in New Castle County and is a major player in Delaware’s medical technology industry that also includes Agilent Technologies and TA Instruments.
The company is a member of the Delaware BioScience Association and partners with the University of Delaware for internships and provides scholarships to medical technology students. Siemens Healthineers is also involved in its community, with regular participation in local Juvenile Diabetes Association and American Heart Association fundraisers and other initiatives.
“New Castle County is excited to support Siemens Healthineers with its new investment in its existing facilities,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “We are proud to see the company invest right here in our County at their expanded manufacturing facility. We look forward to future innovation and product development by Siemens Healthineers using our talented and world-class workforce, including the almost 500 highly-skilled manufacturing professionals.”
“The delivery of healthcare is evolving all over the world, including here in the United States. Expanding our operations in Delaware will allow us to better serve our customers and ultimately the patients they serve,” said Deepak Nath, Ph.D., president of Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers. “We have proudly been part of this community for decades, and investing in advanced medical technology here in Delaware allows us to produce products for export and better secure our supply chain for the future while creating or preserving high-wage jobs and benefitting the community.”
The application was made by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. It is wholly owned by Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc., which is Siemens Healthineers AG’s U.S. holding company. Siemens Healthineers currently owns approximately 135 acres and leases multiple facilities in the Glasgow Business Community and employs more than 1,300 full-time employees in Delaware.
Siemens also focuses on railroad technology site in New Castle that monitors the performance of locomotives it manufactures for Amtrak and other customers.