Smiths Detection opens manufacturing plant in Asia-Pacific region

Smiths Detection, a leading manufacturer and designer of advanced detection solutions globally, formally opened its Asia Pacific Manufacturing Facility on Thursday.

"Smiths Detection is the world's leader in threat detection technologies because of our unparalleled commitment to give all customers the best technology solutions," Smiths Group Chief Executive Brian Jones said. "The Johor plant represents a major step towards aligning our manufacturing footprint to our worldwide business requirements."

The new facility is located in Kawasan Perindustrian Southern Industrial & Logistics Clusters, Nusajaya, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is a 130,000 square foot facility that was strategically designed to cater to Smiths' clients in the Asia-Pacific region, including Vietnam, China, India, Japan and Indonesia.

"As a truly global player, Smiths Detection now has three regional hubs for X-ray production from which we serve customers all over the world," Jones said. "Our hubs in Germany, the USA, and now Malaysia, will help us improve distribution, logistics, speed-to-market, and customer service. Quality levels have been standardized across all three locations to maintain our leading reputation in this critical product area."

The facility is now fully operational. It employs approximately 60 highly-skilled Malaysian technicians and produces an estimated 100 systems per month. Key technician responsibilities include quality control, assembly, supply chain management and commissioning.