Roche Diabetes Care India (RDC India) recently announced a significant milestone in its commitment to the Indian market by commencing the local manufacturing of its blood glucose monitoring device, the Accu-Chek Active. This initiative is part of the company’s strategy to improve access to diabetes care and meet the growing needs of the Indian market, in collaboration with their manufacturing partner Sanmina-SCI India Pvt. Ltd. and assembly & distribution partner Parekh Integrated Services Pvt. Ltd. (PISPL).
Sanmina’s state-of-the-art multi-client manufacturing site in Chennai, India, will be responsible for the production of the Accu-Chek Active meters. This facility adheres to the globally approved quality standards synonymous with the brand, ensuring that the devices are of the highest quality.
The decision to manufacture Accu-Chek Active meters in India demonstrates RDC India’s dedication to the local market. The new product packs will proudly display the ‘Made in India’ tag, signaling the company’s commitment to the country. By producing these devices in India, RDC India aims to reduce the time to market, making Accu-Chek Active meters more accessible to the growing number of people with diabetes in the country. Furthermore, this move will help RDC India contribute to global sustainability goals by reducing their carbon footprint versus imports.
Omar Sherief Mohammad, Cluster Head – India Middle East and Africa, RDC, expressed his delight in the launch, stating, “We are delighted to announce the manufacturing of Accu-Chek Active meters in India in partnership with Sanmina. For 125 years, sustainability has been an integral part of Roche’s business. This move is in line with our commitment to improve access to diabetes care by shortening our time to market and become more sustainable in our operations by reducing our carbon footprint. We are confident that this strategic decision will help us strengthen our position as a leader in the blood glucose monitoring market in India.”
Mike Landy, President and COO Integrated Manufacturing Services of Sanmina, also commented on the partnership, saying, “Sanmina has had a long-standing presence in India for over 20 years. Today, Sanmina provides end-to-end services including product design, advanced technologies, manufacturing, and logistics solutions from our 100-acre campus to companies that have mission-critical applications and products, like Roche. We are proud to be the manufacturing partner of Roche Diabetes Care India and are honored that the products we are manufacturing will have a significant impact in diabetes care and wellness for the people of India.”
Vikram H Parekh, Chairman and Director, PISPL, added, “We are proud to be a strategic partner to Roche Diabetes Care India in their aim to improve access to diabetes care in India. We have been associated with the brand for the past two decades, providing kitting, warehousing, and distribution solutions for their Accu-Chek Active meters at our Bhiwandi location in Maharashtra. Our warehouse at Bhiwandi is fully sustainable, having received the Green Warehouse Interior Fit-out certification by the Indian Green Building Council (GBC) in November 2022. We are committed to supporting Roche in their purpose of improving access to diabetes care through innovation.”