Freudenberg Medical announced it is expanding its manufacturing operations in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
The expansion project adds 8,600 ft² to the existing facility, including an additional ISO Class 7 cleanroom for catheter manufacturing and assembly, molding, extrusion and packaging, as well as added office space.
New technology includes an advanced thermoplastic extrusion line that can produce tubing from 4 in. to 170 in. long with a capacity of up to 1 million parts per month, plus additional injection molding machines, according to the Beverly, Mass.-based company.
“Costa Rica has grown as an important medical device cluster in recent years and Freudenberg Medical is part of that story,” said Freudenberg CEO Max Kley in a news release. “Freudenberg’s FDA-registered cleanroom operation is located in the Coyol Free Zone, a business park that is a central hub for life science companies and medical device OEM manufacturing sites. In order to keep pace with rapid business growth, Freudenberg Medical has decided to increase its capabilities and capacity for catheter manufacturing, assemblies, injection molding, and medical tubing.”