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Capacity problems accelerated Ambu's construction of world's largest endoscope plant

Ambu's hurried construction plans, announced this summer, for a new endoscope factory in Mexico are tied mounting pressure in production capacity at the group's existing plant in Malaysia that struggled to keep up with demand.

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Not only will it become the world's largest factory making single-use endoscopes, it's also slated to commission ahead of schedule, Ambu announced back in July about its coming production facility in Mexico.

Now Ambu Chief Executive Juan Jose Gonzalez explains that the decision was made when the company's only existing endoscope factory, located in Malaysia, was having a hard time accommodating demand.

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