US-based medical device and life sciences contract manufacturer Paramit has unveiled plans to develop a new manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia.

The company has broken ground on the new 162,000m² facility, which will be used to produce complex medical devices and life sciences instruments.

The facility will be developed at Penang Science Park in Bukit Minyak, and is expected to become operational in June next year.

Penang’s new plant, which will support the firm’s existing facility in California, will incorporate proprietary processes to provide better products for customers. It is expected to create around 800 new jobs.

Paramit CEO Billoo Rataul said: "Our culture is driven by a passion for improvement and an ingenious approach to solving problems.
"We deliver consistently exceptional performance and, ultimately, peace of mind to our customers."

In order to improve manufacturing quality at its facilities, the company will focus on assembling printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) at Six Sigma quality levels, combined with its patent-pending vPoke system.

The vPoke system is said to simplify the mechanical assembly and testing of a complex product into hundreds or thousands of steps using advanced computer systems to validate and verify each step.

Paramit offers fully-integrated engineering, manufacturing and post-manufacturing services to medical device and instrument companies.