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SANYO To Assemble Biomedical Products in North America with New Production Line

SANYO Staff Cut the Ribbon to Officially Open the New Line
September 17, 2010
Wood Dale, IL, September 17, 2010 – SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) Biomedical Solutions Division announces that it has officially opened a new production assembly line in SANYO E & E Corporation’s Tijuana Factory, which will assemble the Japan-made parts to the biomedical conventionally insulated ultra-low temperature -86C freezers, such as the MDF-U7486SC and the MDF-U5486SC, for orders received in North America. The new line officially began operations as of today, September 16, 2010.

“SANYO is utilizing all its assets to bring the most benefit to our customers,” said Chris Stannard, Vice President of the Biomedical Solutions Division. “By bringing production closer to our customers, we will be able to offer shorter lead times as well as adjust to rapid changing conditions in market demand.”

With the biomedical industry experiencing dynamic shifts in demand, SANYO aims to offer more flexibility in its response times. The new lines will provide a more efficient way to fulfill orders from SANYO’s customers in North America. While operations are just beginning this month, SANYO aims to increase production based on market needs, and having a factory assembly line in North America will help customers receive orders faster by shortening the lead time required from order to shipment.

SANYO has been in the biomedical equipment manufacturing business since 1974. With its long history in the industry, SANYO designs and manufactures its own compressors, which are then paired with its electronics technologies to create unique, customer-driven products.

SANYO preservation systems employ advanced technology to insure a high precision temperature environment, and as part of its commitment to help the environment, the ultra-low temperature freezers that will be produced will provide energy savings while maximizing performance.

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, leading provider of energy, environment, and lifestyle applications. Biomedical Solutions, a Division of SANYO North America Corporation (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), is based in Wood Dale, IL, and provides laboratory equipment for pharmaceutical, life science and biotechnology applications. Product lines include space-efficient VIP® ultra-low temperature freezers, cryogenic freezers, pharmaceutical and medical refrigerators, cell culture incubators, plant growth chambers, and portable autoclaves.
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For Press Inquiries:
Lauren Monitz
SANYO North America
Phone: 630-694-8238

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