Bayer opens raw materials hub in Saxonburg

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Pittsburgh-based Bayer celebrated the opening of its raw materials hub in Saxonburg, Pa., with ribbon cutting Tuesday.

The 60,000-foot facility, located next to the company’s Saxonburg manufacturing facility, will allow Bayer to meet rising demand worldwide for its radiological medical devices, the company said. The facility will double Bayer Radiology’s capacity for raw material supply and increase the company’s efficiency, officials said.

“The opening of this hub is in response to increasing global demand for our radiology products and is part of our longer-term strategy to further invest in the Pittsburgh region,” said Alfred Merz, Senior Vice President of Medical Device Operations. “In addition to renovating our sites for efficiency, we are adding new production capacity, developing our local workforce and deepening our community partnerships.”

Over the past three years, Bayer has increased its workforce by 15 percent across three Western Pennsylvania sites in Indianola, O’Hara, and Saxonburg, employing nearly 1,900 people to support Bayer’s Radiological medical device operations and digital solutions business. In addition, the company works with regional suppliers and vendors, spending more than $110 million across the state.

“At our Bayer Pittsburgh operations, teams are utilizing next generation technology and manufacturing to drive innovations that equip providers to give their patients the very best care,” said Oda Bolden, Director of Supply Chain for medical devices. “In the end, all of us are driven by our core belief that every patient deserves clear answers about their health.”