Medical Devices: New Distribution Center

In Costa Rica, Thermo Fisher Scientific opened a new 1,400 square meter distribution center in Coyol Free Zone, Alajuela.

Friday, May 3, 2019

This investment represents the third expansion of the company in the country in 7 years, and with its new distribution center Thermo Fisher increased its installed capacity by 52%, reported the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives.

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The statement of the institution explains that "... The additional space will be used to store and distribute laboratory supplies, as well as protective equipment for clean rooms. The building also has a space dedicated to the storage of chemicals and hazardous materials. In addition, the distribution center is in the process of obtaining ISO-9001-2015 certification.

Medical devices are Costa Rica's main export product, where more than 70 industry-leading companies operate in the life sciences sector. Thermo Fisher is part of this cluster that at the end of 2018 had a total of 24,600 jobs in the country.

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