December 2, 2022 – BD was joined by government officials from Mexico and Baja California to inaugurate a new $38.6 million manufacturing facility in Tijuana that will produce devices and technologies that help improve medication safety within health care settings.
The new 15,775-square-meter facility is expected to add 500 new jobs over the next two years. Phase I of the facility will create 75 jobs that will be responsible for manufacturing automated dispensing cabinets that health care professionals use to dispense medications to patients. The devices will be exported to countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
“Our new facility in Tijuana is BD’s 12th manufacturing plant in Mexico and is a testament to our commitment to Mexico and the strong relationship we’ve built in communities across the country over the past 65 years,” said Julio Duclos, Vice President and General Director of Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America for BD. “The 17,000 BD employees in Mexico are focused on producing high-quality medical devices that are used by health care providers and patients around the world. We look forward to continuing to grow in Mexico.”
The expansion of the infrastructure in Tijuana is part of a four-year strategic plan in which the company will invest $1.2 billion (USD) to expand and upgrade its technology and production capacity in various regions of the world, including Mexico.