Viant announced today that it has completed a major expansion of its medical device manufacturing facility in Heredia, Costa Rica.
The company said it invested in the additional capacity to meet market demand for minimally invasive surgical devices, including energy-based devices.
Begun in fall 2020, the expansion adds 14,000 ft² of ISO Class 8 cleanroom molding and assembly space, and repurposes 16,000 ft² of additional warehouse, office and support space, for a total of 180,000 ft² across four buildings. The expansion includes 15 new molding machines and adds two-shot molding capability, which complements the liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding capability added in 2020.
Viant plans to add up to 300 jobs in the Heredia area. Hiring is underway and will continue throughout 2021, according to the company.
Located in a free-trade zone, Viant’s Costa Rica site specializes in thermoplastic and elastomeric molding, extrusion and complex assembly for interventional, surgical and other medical devices and components. It practices Lean Product Launches with Lean Production Preparation Process (3P) to enable speed to market, lowest cost and quality assurance.