in Costa Rica
We can service your needs
The Central American Group’s partner company, ITEK, contract manufactures goods to your specifications.
ITEK offers a full-service operational platform for companies that seek to capitalize on nearshore advantages by contract manufacturing in Costa Rica.
ITEK is composed of a highly experienced team of professionals.
Contact ITEK to tell us about your company’s project.
ITEK operates within the country’s Free Trade Zone Regime and leverages all of the benefits derived from the highly developed medical device ecosystem that has taken shape in Costa Rica over the last decade.
Companies that partner with ITEK for subcontract manufacturing in Costa Rica benefit from the fact that there is no need for them to set up a plant, to file for required permits, to incorporate in Costa Rica, or to recruit and hire personnel with the required skill sets. ITEK makes its customers’ lives easier by taking on responsibility for these critical functions in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
In addition to subcontract manufacturing in Costa Rica, ITEK also offers logistics and distribution services, kitting services, packaging and re-packaging services, manual assembly and automated processes.
ITEK’s managing partners have more than fifty collective years of operational experience in the electronics, automotive, and medical device industries. They have managed medical device plant start-ups and have extensive experience in complex process start-ups, multi-product transfers, and new product introductions. Some of the better-known companies for whom ITEK has provided contract manufacturing in Costa Rica services for include:
- Continental Automotive
- Boston Scientific
- Apollo Endosurgery
ITEK employs a modern ERP system to manage inventories and to control production and an electronic Quality Management System based on ISO13485:2016 (to be certified by Q1-2020). Companies that are subcontract manufacturing in Costa Rica with ITEK can rest assured that there will be absolute control of confidential information and valuable intellectual property.
Companies that wish to talk to ITEK about contract manufacturing in Costa Rica should contact the company’s principals by filling out the request for information form found below:
Nearshore manufacturing excellence
With over 55 combines years experience in Class I, II, III medical device contract manufacturing and packaging solutions, ITEK is the vendor of choice to many of the leading global companies. Our capability ranges from the supply of a single component to the supply of Class I, II, III implantable devices.
Access to a Skilled and Highly Educated Labor Force
Students over the age of 15 at Costa Rican colleges and universities will be eligible to participate in the dual-education program.
The dual education system combines apprenticeships in a company and vocational education at a vocational school in one course.
Why choose ITEK?
- Cost-efficiency gains – the cost of operating in-house medical device manufacturing facilities can be prohibitive. Establishing and operating such facilities requires substantial investment, which restricts your ability to allocate capital to other areas of your business. Working with an experienced contract manufacturer of medical devices is a more cost-efficient production and development strategy.
- Access to specialist expertise – when you choose to partner with a contract manufacturer of medical devices, you are guaranteed access to a highly experienced, specialist workforce that is familiar with and fully invested in the latest technology and processes. As a result, you do not have to bear the costs of employee recruitment, onboarding, retention and reward.
- End-to-end service – a contract manufacturer of medical devices that can offer a complete end-to-end service makes life a lot less complicated. Find a contract manufacturing partner that offers the full range of services, from design for manufacturing through to medical product assembly, as well as packaging, storage and dispatch and much more, and you will have a perfect solution for all of your medical supplies needs.
- Increased capacity – market demand can fluctuate, which can put pressure on supply and in-house manufacturing capacity. A contract medical device manufacturer will have the operational capacity to manage changes in order sizes and the storage capacity to hold components and raw materials so that you can quickly and efficiently react to spikes in demand.
We offer a simple and profitable option for your company benefit from Costa Rica’s Life Sciences value chain. Ultimately, this would allow our customers to create a presence in Costa Rica to respond and satisfy their end-customer requirements without the added cost and complexity of managing a daunting startup, transfer and operational ramp process.
ITEK has operations in the Central America Group’s Green Park Free Trade Zone in Costa Rica. The Free Trade Zone Regime (FTZR) is defined in Costa Rica as a set of incentives and benefits granted by the country to companies making new investments and complying with local requirements and obligations.
Would you like to discuss your Central American manufacturing infrastructure needs?