Agilent Technologies says they plan to invest $20 million to expand their Shanghai manufacturing centre to meet growing demand in China for the company’s advanced liquid chromatography (LC), spectrometer and mass spectroscopy (MS) systems.
Agilent’s Shanghai site was established in 1995, and has since become a highly integrated global strategic manufacturing centre with R&D, quality assurance, supply chain and logistics management capability. The facility deploys advanced “smart factory” technologies that include leading edge data analysis, visual inspection systems, the cobot automation system, and AI and machine learning systems.
China has become the single largest market for Agilent outside of the U.S. and has been an important part of the company’s growth strategy.
“Over the the next three years we will continue increasing our manufacturing capacity, supply base footprint and efficiency in China,” said Henrik Ancher-Jensen, Senior Vice President, Agilent, and President, Order Fulfillment and Supply Chain (OFS).