F&P ramps up manufacturing staff amid pandemic

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has hired about 600 additional manufacturing staff in New Zealand and more than 500 in Mexico, according to the New Zealand Herald. Lewis Gradon, managing director and CEO, told the newspaper the company first started ramping up hiring in February and plans to continue to add staff through the end of the year in both New Zealand and Mexico. “We do constantly grow, just not at that kind of rate in manufacturing,” he told the newspaper. “(Without the COVID-19 pandemic), I don’t think it would have been more than 50 or so (new hires).” F&P Healthcare has about 5,081 employees worldwide. The company recently reported an 18% increase in revenues for fiscal year 2020 compared to 2019.