Siemens Completes Walpole Expansion

(l-r) Chuck Fives, Siemens Healthineers; Walpole Twp. Supervisor Jim Johnson; Deepak Nath, Ph.D., Siemens; Governor Charlie Baker; Congressman Stephen Lynch; Heinz Mayer, Siemens; Tim Stoll, Siemens / (Josh Reynolds/AP Images

Walpole, MA – Siemens Healthineers, a company that provides more than 10 billion laboratory diagnostic tests globally each year, has largely completed the expansion of its Walpole manufacturing operation. This milestone means additional, high-tech jobs will soon be available.  

The Walpole facility is a flagship Siemens Healthineers manufacturing and R&D facility for laboratory diagnostics reagents and devices. Laboratory test results affect 60% to 70% of all critical clinical decisions, such as whether to admit, discharge, and/or initiate therapy for a patient.

As of December, the company has created more than 275 positions of its commitment to hire at least 400, meeting 70% of its target goal in just over two years.

The Walpole facility currently employs more than 900 employees and is the main Siemens Healthineers manufacturing facility for assays that run on the ADVIA Centaur family of immunoassay instruments, and for consumables for the company’s molecular and blood gas testing instruments.

The facility now also manufactures the tests for the immunoassay module of the Atellica Solution. R&D efforts at the site bring new tests to the in-vitro diagnostics market to help physicians diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases.

“The $300 million investment Siemens Healthineers is making in the Walpole facility exemplifies the company’s broader strategy for investing in the U.S.—our largest market—and for furthering our ability to innovate transformative healthcare solutions that can improve the lives of the patients served by our products,” said Deepak Nath, Ph.D., President, Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers.

“This investment demonstrates the company’s commitment to strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities that deliver robust innovation and an outstanding pipeline of products that are transforming care delivery. The U.S. is an extremely vital production location for Siemens Healthineers, as well as one of the most important research centers, and a key base from which the company exports globally.”

“Thanks to companies like Siemens Healthineers, Massachusetts continues to be a global leader in the life sciences industry and we are pleased to welcome their growth and investment in Walpole and our Commonwealth to support the global healthcare market,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Siemens to grow and develop globally competitive life sciences and advanced manufacturing here in Massachusetts.”