Beverly, Massachusetts – Freudenberg Medical is expanding its manufacturing operations in Alajuela, Costa Rica, in response to recent “rapid business growth”.
The 8,600-square-feet expansion includes an additional ISO Class 7 cleanroom for catheter manufacturing and assembly, moulding, extrusion, and packaging, as well as office space, Freudenberg Medical announced 24 May.
New technology includes an advanced thermoplastic extrusion line which can produce tubing from four inches to 170 inches long with capacity of up to 1 million parts per month,
In addition, the project will see additional injection moulding machines installed at the site.
“Costa Rica has grown as an important medical device cluster in recent years and Freudenberg Medical is part of that story,” said Dr Max Kley, CEO of Freudenberg Medical.
Freudenberg’s FDA-registered cleanroom operation is located in the Coyol Free Zone, a central hub for life science companies and medical device OEM manufacturing sites.