Navtar Starts Operations in Costa Rica

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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.

"Navtar Costa Rica will manufacture plastic tubes made using an extrusion processes to supply medical device companies already established in the country as well as for export to other customers around the world," noted an article in

"Costa Rica is a growing market for the manufacture of medical devices and Natvar wants to be here to attend to current and future needs. The opening of our new plant in Costa Rica will reduce costs in the supply chain. This message has been received positively by our customers," said Bob Donohue, general manager of the company for the U.S. and Costa Rica.

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