Recently, the construction of United Imaging’s brand new production and R&D headquarters was officially launched. With a total investment of $490 million and a planned footprint of approximately 420,000 square feet, the company is creating a modern campus that integrates functions such as technology R&D, smart manufacturing, international training, global branding, and more, with space for 8,000 to 10,000 employees. It was designed by Gensler, one of the world’s leading architectural firms, which has already designed the Shanghai Tower, the third tallest building in the world. The United Imaging campus is scheduled for completion by the end of 2024.
Dr. Xue Min, Chairman of United Imaging Group, highlighted, “The new complex will forge United Imaging as a world-leading, modern, intelligent, medical equipment R&D and manufacturing leader. With this great headway, United Imaging will largely boost its R&D and production capabilities and research abilities as a future-oriented enterprise.”
Dr. Al Zhang, chairman & CEO of United Imaging Healthcare, said the company has grown from dozens of employees to hundreds and then thousands over the past 10 years. The new campus will further accelerate the company’s momentum for forward-looking innovation and development.
As United Imaging’s global R&D headquarters, the new campus will accelerate R&D and innovation of next-generation products and technologies and drive progress from R&D to industrialization of the company’s full range of high-end medical devices, core components and advanced technologies, including PET /MR, PET /CT, MR, CT, DR, RT, etc.
The new complex will also include a digital smart super factory to promote automated and intelligent manufacturing. Using cutting-edge technologies such as IoT, Big Data and AI, the factory will enable flexible planning, configuration, intelligent decision-making, automatic production and smart operations in manufacturing, warehousing and logistics, etc., greatly expanding delivery capacity. In addition, with its Shanghai headquarters at the center, United Imaging will expand its global production capacity with a regional division of labor between the Changzhou factory, the Wuhan site and the production site in the US.
Underpinned by the concept of people-oriented and sustainable development, the new campus will also feature circular passages over connecting bridges, open and connecting office spaces, and the integration of rivers and city streets to celebrate the coexistence of people and nature and achieve an organic integration of people and landscape. A natural, comfortable, friendly and pleasant space will be created to help employees innovate in a free and open environment.