German medical molding specialist Raumedic AG has opened a $20 million new plant in Mills River, N.C., bolstering its ability to produce customized products for the North American market.
In the first stage of expansion, the company is making customized tubing, molded parts and systems on 13,000 square feet of clean room space in accordance with ISO 14644 class 7 at its new Raumedic Inc. operation.
The company said it is investing over $20 million in the facility, which serves as the Helmbrechts, Germany-based company's new U.S. headquarters. The site currently employs about 60 but expects the headcount to exceed 100 in the next few years.
Raumedic Inc. Chairman Martin Bayer said, “We all have created an American company that is based on its own tradition and history. We will fuse and develop German and American know-how in polymer processing in this region.”
“Here American pioneer spirit, German engineering, and the Swiss solid way of doing business come together and form the perfect foundation for a rising company,” commented Jobst Wagner, president of the Rehau Group, the conglomerate which created Raumedic for its medical business in 1971.
Raumedic extrudes and injection molds tubing, parts, catheters, and components for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. It also develops and produces high-precision pressure measurement systems with microchip technology for the indication areas of neuromonitoring, urology and traumatology.
The company processes medical-grade thermoplastic polymers and silicones at a total of four production sites in Germany — Helmbrechts, Feuchtwangen, Zwönitz — and the new U.S. site. It employs 680 worldwide.