Today marked the official opening of Jabil Inc.’s newly constructed healthcare manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic. Located in the free trade zone at Bajos de Haina’s PIISA Industrial Park, the plant has more than 60,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity, including 36,000 square feet of cleanroom space. Construction began in 2019.
The operation supports the Jabil Regulated Industries division and will produce a variety of precision medical products, including COVID-19 test kits. A trained workforce of more than 400 manufacturing employees will be joined by another 250 employees by this summer, said Jabil.
Capabilities include injection molding; pad printing and laser marking; RF, ultrasonic, and laser welding; solvent and UV bonding; electrical and functional testing; and manual and automated assembly.
Quality systems are certified to ISO 13485 and the facility is FDA registered.
“Jabil’s presence in the Dominican Republic began in September 2018 with the opening of our shared services office,” said Steve Borges, Executive Vice President and CEO of Jabil Regulated Industries. “Our decision to open and grow our manufacturing operations in the Dominican Republic is in large part due to the high-caliber talent pool and pride of work shown by employees on the island.”
Jabil provides contract manufacturing services across 100 locations in 30 countries and employs more than 260,000 people.