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Sysmex America, Inc. Completes $24 Million Expansion of Mundelein Reagents Manufacturing Facility

Sysmex America, Inc. (SAI), a leading provider of automated hematology and urinalysis diagnostic testing equipment, and middleware information systems technology, recently held a formal dedication ceremony for its expanded and newly-modernized reagent manufacturing facility in Mundelein. The Mundelein facility currently employees 64 full-time and contract staff.
“Sysmex America has exhibited double-digit growth in recent years. The expansion and modernization of the Sysmex Reagents America (SRA) manufacturing plant is a $24 million investment in the long-term growth of this region. Building upon the innovation of our analyzers, we look forward to SAI’s continued success,” said Mr. Hisashi Ietsugu, chairman and CEO of Sysmex Corporation.

Distinguished guests and speakers in attendance included local and state dignitaries and representatives, including Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz, as well as the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, Mr. Naoki Ito. A commemorative tree was planted before the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We are very proud that Sysmex America, Inc. management opted to expand their business. We appreciate their significant investment and the trust the company has placed in our community. Mundelein is growing and evolving in all facets of development and this $24 million expansion is reflective of our broader vision,” said Mayor Steve Lentz.

“SAI is also celebrating the recent launch of a number of new hematology analyzers on the market which may generate immediate need for increased reagents. The SRA reagent facility will help us to continue to supply our customers in the U.S., Canada and parts of Latin America through the next decade with the high-level of products and service that they have come to expect from us,” said Ralph Taylor, CEO of SAI.

The SRA expansion, under construction since the ground breaking in July 2015, almost doubles the square footage and increases production capacity by nearly 80 percent. The factory represents Sysmex’s first initiative to incorporate IoT technology in the manufacturing environment by linking a manufacturing execution system (MES*)—a type of production management system—with manufacturing equipment. One example is enhancing productivity and quality by using mobile devices to monitor and control manufacturing equipment. The new equipment lessens the load on workers, while supporting environmental initiatives like paperless operations, and reducing emissions that have an environmental impact.

About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc. distributes and supports a diverse portfolio of best-in-class, in vitro diagnostic hematology and clinical laboratory products in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Sysmex Corporation, located in Kobe, Japan, is a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory solutions that optimize efficiency, operations and financial performance in the lab. Sysmex is reshaping the healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable, accountable care. For more information about Sysmex America, visit www.sysmex.com/us.

Photo Captions:
1. Ralph Taylor (CEO, SAI), Naoki Ito (Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago), Hisashi Ietsugu (Sysmex Corporation in Japan, CEO), Steve Lentz (Mundelein Mayor), John Kershaw (Chairman, SAI)—Image: From Left to Right, SRA expansion celebration - ribbon cutting - 32.jpg
2. Steve Lentz, Mayor Mundelein—Image: SRA expansion celebration - speeches – 23
3. Takeshi “TK” Kubota (VP, Business Planning SAI), Steve Lentz, Mayor Mundelein—Image: SRA expansion celebration - tree planting - 02.jpg

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