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Jabil adds Class 100,000 cleanroom to Florida manufacturing site

Jabil's Healthcare & Life Sciences division has opened a Class 100,000 cleanroom at its St. Petersburg, FL headquarters for the rapid prototyping of disposable medical devices. Calling the room a "mini factory" with the same assembly capabilities and processes used in its manufacturing plants, Jabil believes the investment will help customers translate new concepts into parts in a shorter amount of time.

PlasticsToday Staff

November 16, 2010

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Jabil adds Class 100,000 cleanroom to Florida manufacturing site

Jabil's Healthcare & Life Sciences division has opened a Class 100,000 cleanroom at its St. Petersburg, FL headquarters for the rapid prototyping of disposable medical devices. Calling the room a "mini factory" with the same assembly capabilities and processes used in its manufacturing plants, Jabil believes the investment will help customers translate new concepts into parts in a shorter amount of time. The room itself features ultrasonic welding, ultraviolet (UV) curing, solvent bonding, overmolding, laminar air flow, and bag and blister packaging and testing. The company announced the news from the COMPAMED event in Düsseldorf, Germany, where it's exhibiting in Hall 8b, Stand H17.

In a fourth quarter earnings statement for 2010 released in late September, Jabil reported that at this point in time, healthcare and instrumentation make up a small, but very fast-growing portion of Jabil's business, bringing in 9%, and trailing industrial and clean technology (11%); specialized services (12%), enterprise and infrastructure (33%), and high-velocity systems (35%). In a report on its fourth quarter earnings, Jabil reported that its industrial, instrumentation, and medical businesses, which fall under its EMS unit, expanded by 15% over the previous quarter and were up 61% year over year. The company's diversified manufacturing services businesses, which also include specialized services and industrial/clean tech, now make up 50% of revenue across Jabil, up from 36%, and are forecast to enjoy long-term growth of 20%-30%, compared to 5%-10% growth in the high-velocity systems and enterprise/infrastructures units. 

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