Hospira Invests $ 21 Million in Costa Rica

The medical device maker made the investment by expanding its manufacturing plant.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The expansion of the plant in Global Park, Heredia, is expected to generate 250 new jobs.

The additional 11.000 Square Meters Hospira is adding to the 40,000 it already has, makes the building the center for making the infusion intravenous drug bomb.

"Hospira opened its first plant in Costa Rica in 1999. Back then, the company was engaged in high volume operations such as injection molding, sub-assemblies, and intravenous equipment, and had 300 employees as well as a 25000 square meters building,” publishes Nacion.com.

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More Investment in Medical Technology in Costa Rica

March 2012

Oberg Medical, medical device maker has announced a $2 million investment in expanding its manufacturing plant in Franca Metropolitana, in Heredia.

A statement from CINDE reads:

Oberg Medical will double its operations in Costa Rica
• The company will invest U.S. $2 million at its plant in the country, doubling its size and production capacity.

More Medical Devices in Costa Rica

September 2012

Helix Medical is opening operations in Costa Rica with services in engineering, silicone extrusion and silicone molding and thermoplastics.

A statement from Helix Medical reads:

Helix Medical, LLC, a global manufacturing company for the medical device and health industry, celebrated the grand opening of its latest operational system which measures 1.607 meters square, located in the Free Zone in Alajuela Coyol.

Navtar Starts Operations in Costa Rica

June 2013

With an investment of $4 million, the U.S. medical device supplier will open its first plant in Latin America and its fifth worldwide.

Navtar, a division of the corporation Tekni-Plex, Inc., is to locate the new plant in Zone Z in Cartago, the space will measure 1000 square meters, with the possibility of expanding its size to 3,700 square meters next year.

New Medical Device Plant in Costa Rica

November 2012

Volcano Corporation, a manufacturer of precision medical devices, has opened its first manufacturing plant outside the U.S., with an investment of $40 million.

A statement by Volcano reads:

Volcano inaugurates in Costa Rica its first manufacturing plant outside the United States

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