Anaheim, Calif. — Voorhees, N.J.-based medical device molder Comar LLC completed its new 230,000-square-foot facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to consolidate its current operations from two other California plants and expand its overall capacity.
The capacity expansion allows the company "to support and service existing customers, as well as add on new customers that have interest in West Coast manufacturing," Adam Simons, business development manager at Comar, told Plastics News at MD&M West in Anaheim Aug. 11.
Comar's new and existing customers, interested in diagnostics, drug delivery and medical device products "were able to … take a walk through the facility," during an Aug. 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony, Simons said.
The company is "hyper-focused on growth, specifically within the medical space," Simons said.
The new facility's capabilities include injection molding, injection blow molding and injection stretch blow molding cells. It will be ISO 13485 certified, an Aug. 10 news release said.
The capacity expansion also added 50,000 square feet of ISO Class 8 clean rooms and white rooms to manufacture diagnostic consumables, medical devices and sub-assemblies, the release said.
The site also includes a design, development and prototyping center that features unit cavity sampling, process development and clinical trial builds, extending its similar services at other locations, Scott Conklin, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Comar, told PN in an email.
Comar declined to comment on how much it spent for the new California facility.
"This investment expanded our capacity and throughput potential and allowed us to upgrade our facilities' infrastructure, cleanrooms and production areas, Comar-owned molds, equipment and automation," Conklin said. "We will have open and available cleanroom molding and assembly capacity to support customers transfer programs and new product introductions."