United Imaging has begun construction of a 4.5 million-sq-ft manufacturing and R&D base of operations. The $490 million project will include a modern campus that integrates functions, such as technology research and development, intelligent manufacturing, international training, and global branding, and can accommodate 8,000 to 10,000 employees. The campus is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
As the global R&D headquarters of United Imaging, the new campus will accelerate R&D and innovation of next-generation products and technologies, and promote the progress from R&D to industrialization of the company’s full line of high-end medical equipment, core components, and advanced technologies, including PET/MR, PET/CT, MR, CT, DR, RT, and more.
The new complex will also include a digital, intelligent super factory to promote automatic and intelligent manufacturing. Empowered by cutting-edge technologies, such as IoT, big data, and AI, the factory will achieve flexible scheduling, configuration, intelligent decision-making, automatic production and intelligent operation in the process of manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics, enlarging its supply capacity.
In addition, the campus will feature circular passages via connecting bridges, open and connecting office areas, and the integration of rivers and city roads, celebrating the coexistence of people and nature, and achieving an organic integration of people and landscape.
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With the Shanghai headquarters at the center, United Imaging will increase its global production capability with a regional division of labor across the Changzhou factory, Wuhan base, and U.S. production base.
Dr. Xue Min, chairman of United Imaging Group, says, “The new complex will forge United Imaging as a world-leading, modern, intelligent, medical equipment R&D and manufacturing leader. With this great headway, United Imaging will largely boost its R&D and production capabilities and research abilities as a future-oriented enterprise.”