SMC Ltd., a medical device contract manufacturer based in Somerset, WI, with locations in California, Massachusetts, Ohio, and India, announced the opening of a new facility in Costa Rica at the MD&M/PLASTEC West trade shows in Anaheim, CA last week.
With more than a decade of experience in Costa Rica via its purchase of Stoesser-Gordon Plastics in August 2008, SMC's newest medical facility will be located in the Coyol free trade zone centrally located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
According to Bob Stoesser, VP and general manager for Western and Central America, SMC Ltd. Stoesser-Gordon has been doing business in Costa Rica for 10 years via a strategic alliance with a company there. "We began with the purpose of molding components to support the OEMs who had moved there," said Stoesser in an interview. "We then moved into subassemblies, and for the last couple of years have been doing finished medical devices." Even when the new location opens, SMC plans to maintain the strategic alliance in place for components manufacturing....