New mega medical imaging plant rises
Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare Co Ltd, a company specializing in developing and manufacturing advanced medical products, said it is focusing on its plans to invest 2.2 billion yuan ($323 million) in three phases to build the world’s largest medical imaging equipment manufacturing plant in southwestern Guizhou province by 2020.
The facility will be built in Guian New Area in Guizhou, under a strategic framework agreement signed by UIH and the Guizhou provincial government in January 2016.
“Guian New Area, as a national level new area, enjoys government policy support as it builds a high-tech zone,” said Zhao Ling, chief operating officer of the UIH’s Guizhou branch.
“Besides, manufacturing costs in Guizhou are relatively low. That’s why we chose Guizhou over coastal provinces.”
The first phase of the project, an intelligent manufacturing line in Guian, began operations at the end of last year. According to Zhao, the value of its output to date has exceeded 50 million yuan. The facility mainly serves as a medical big data center and produces high-end medical equipment.