Freudenberg Medical is expanding its manufacturing plant in Alajuela, Costa Rica — the second addition the company has made at the site in the last five years — to keep pace with the rapid growth the business has experienced.
Approximately 8,600 square feet will be added to the company's existing 17,200-square-foot facility, according to Max Kley, CEO of Beverly, Mass.-based Freudenberg Medical. Included in the addition is an ISO Class 7 clean room to be used for manufacturing catheters along with molding, extrusion assembly and packaging components. The expansion also will give the company additional room for more office space.
The cost of the project was not disclosed.
Kley said new machinery will be added, including an Arburg all-electric injection molding machine and an Engel upright injection molding machine, as well as an advanced thermoplastic extrusion line for catheter manufacturing. The line can produce tubing from 4 inches long to 170 inches long with a capacity of up to 1 million parts per month, he said.