Intricon recently relocated and expanded its operations in Batam, Indonesia, where its teams conduct PCA assembly, including ultrasonic welding, soldering, and visual inspection for micromedical technology and components. More than 150 employees at Intricon Batam focus on Class I and II FDA manufacturing assembly work. According to Winson Chan, general manager of Intricon Asia Operations, the workforce is highly skilled and very experienced. More than 80 percent of the team’s members have been with Intricon for three or more years.
Intricon has had a facility in Batam since 2011. The new production space is more than 30,000 square feet and is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 compliant. It features state-of-the-art equipment and a streamlined layout that optimizes workflow. Its design integrates Lean principles to enhance productivity and efficiency while reducing waste in production. The new space was also designed for optimum worker wellness, with an energy efficient, highly responsive air conditioning system that regulates room temperature and humidity and a noise management system that isolates loud noises to minimize disruptions.
Intricon attracts its skilled assembly team for the facility from the Batam adjacent area, which is one of the largest in the province and a core urban industrial zone. The new Intricon facility is located in a key free-trade zone that is part of the Indonesia-Singapore-Malaysia Growth Triangle, a global economic and transportation hub.
“Creating a thoughtful, modern environment for our employees to do their best work has always been key to the new facility,” said Chan. “We look forward to continuing to grow our presence in Batam and add more opportunities for fulfilling careers to more people in the community.”
Intricon now has more than 800 employees across three offices and six manufacturing sites – from its headquarters in Arden Hills, to California, Singapore, and Indonesia.