By Adina Moloman
Sources: www.maquilaportal.com , www.welchallyn.com
Welch Allyn, one of the biggest medical companies in Tijuana, part of the Baja California medical cluster, announced an expansion for this year. This consists on an investment of US$7.4 million in 2012, for production growth.
Welch Allyn, is a global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, more specifically manufactures medical diagnostic devices, as well as patient monitoring systems and vital signs devices.
The Welch Allyn, Mexico Manufacturing Company is manufacturing thermometers, estimating to achieve 10% growth of the actual production with this new investment and generate 75 new specialized jobs.
The company has distribution, sales, and manufacturing facilities all across the globe, and employs over 2,600 people, with only 730 employees at the manufacturing plant in Tijuana.
In 2011 the institution Gestion de Negocios selected Welch Allyn, for the third time consecutive “The Best Companies to Work For” in Mexico, even when this company opened its operation only five years ago.
Last year the company was ranked number 38 in Mexico, based on the responses of its employee.
 Welch Allyn is a family-owned business, founded in 1915 and is a leading global provider of medical diagnostic with presence in 26 different countries.
 Currently, Welch Allyn’s line of diagnostic instruments includes blood pressure gauges, otoscopes, and ophthalmoscopes. Additionally, the company has expanded its product line to include continuous patient monitors, digital thermometers, and cardiology devices.