Delta Pacific Products is expanding into a second facility in California to meet increased demand from medical device customers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Start-up businesses with an infusion of cash — as well as established businesses turning to Delta for the first time — are behind the Union City, Calif.-based company's decision to expand operations into a rented facility about 15 minutes away in Fremont, according to Edward van der Krol, Delta's director of business development.
"The majority of our business is medical devices and life sciences, and being in the Bay Area, a lot of our customers are startups, and that keeps growing," van der Krol said in a phone interview. "There seems to be a lot of money available to start a business and after a year or so some are acquired by large medical device companies. But really, the growth has been from a lot of new customers that are smaller, and mid-size companies."
Founded in 1988, Delta offers mold making and injection molding at a 33,000-square-foot facility in Union City and now a 20,000-square-foot plant in Fremont. In addition to producing and maintaining molds in house, the company has an affiliate in Taiwan called Delta Asia International, which it says gives customers the option to build tools at competitive prices with short lead times.