Navtar, a producer of close-tolerance tubing components, will start manufacturing in a new plant in Costa Rica this June to meet the growing need for medical plastics extrusion in the country.
The facility joins four plants located in the United States, Asia and Europe. Applications for its tubing include chemotherapy, wound care and cardiovascular procedures.
"One of the pillars in our strategy is to be able to produce close to the customer. Costa Rica is a growing market for medical device manufacturing, and Natvar wants to be there for our existing and new customers," said Bob Donohue, general manager of Natvar Global Medical Operations, who will oversee the manufacturing in Costa Rica. "Opening our new plant there will take cost out of the supply chain, and that message has resonated well with customers."...