DeRoyal Opens Medical Equipment Plant in Guatemala

With an investment of $2 million, the US orthopedic and surgical items company installed a factory in Villa Canales.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Allen Robertson, director of operations for DeRoyal, said that the plant, which is 18,700 meters in size, elaborates 80% of its production exclusively for export.

Leonel Díaz wrote in “De Royal began operations in Guatemala in 2001 with 75 employees, and it currently employs 300, of which 125 are specialized in manufacturing surgical equipment, a task done in an isolated and conditioned site, so that there are fewer than 100 thousand particles of dust."

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Command Medial Expands Operations in Nicaragua

April 2010

The medical devices company invested $3 million to enlarge its facilities in Las Mercedes Free Zone.

It will hire an additional 150 employees, and expects to increase production by 200%, commented CEO Carlos Gadea.

“Command Medical produces disposable medic goods, such as oxygen masks, bags for blood transfusion and plastic tubes”, reported

MedTech Opens Second Facility in Costa Rica

February 2010

The multinational company, which produces health devices, opened its second plant in the country, located in Heredia.

With it, MedTech doubles its production capacity in the country.

“This expansion gives us an enormous potential to grow in manufacturing end products, in order to satisfy the growing needs of our customers”, said George Bank, MedTech CEO.

Medical Multi-National Starts Operations in Costa Rica

February 2009

Precision Wire Components, a business that develops medical devices that are used in cardiovascular surgeries, inaugurated its plant in Heredia. publishes in its website: "The opening of operations in Costa Rica had an investment in the to $1 million range and provided employment to twenty specialized Costa Rican workers who received six months of training in the company's central headquarters in Oregon, United States."

$40 million to be invested by St. Jude Medical in Costa Rica

January 2009

The company, which develops medical devices, is building a 20,000 m2 plant in Coyol, Alajuela. reports: "It is expected that in 2010 some 500 workers will be manufacturing medical devices.

Initially the branch in Costa Rica will be used to expand production of medical devices for its line of heart valves."

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