GOTHENBERG, Sweden—Swedish health care solutions supplier Molnlycke has opened a third surgical gloves production factory in Malaysia as part of a plan to expand production capacity in the region.
The $48.5-million facility in Kulim, Malaysia, is fully equipped for "cutting-edge" automated glove production and packing. It is expected to create 400 new job opportunities, according to Molnlycke.
Capacity for the plant has not been disclosed, but it is set to "substantially increase" the group's surgical gloves manufacturing capacity.
The facility features a number of key environmental landmarks, including solar panels provided by Engie and wastewater management systems from Veolia.
"Surgical glove production is energy- and water-intensive," Molnlycke said. "With Veolia's digitalised systems, water consumption is expected to be reduced with up to 50 percent locally."