Solesis Unveils Plans for Inaugural Manufacturing Facility in Costa Rica Specializing in Custom Polymer and Textile Healthcare Solutions
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Solesis, at the forefront of custom design and manufacturing for healthcare solutions in the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors, proudly unveils plans for a cutting-edge manufacturing site in Costa Rica. This facility marks a pioneering move as the first dedicated to crafting implantable textile components, polymer-based devices, and single-use technologies. The Solesis family, including Secant Group, Polyzen, Charter Medical, and SanaVita Medical, collectively shape next-gen patient care technologies and therapies.
Solesis will establish itself in the Greenpark Free Zone
Jeff Robertson, Chief Operating Officer of Solesis, emphasizes the strategic expansion into Costa Rica, enhancing global capacity and optimizing resources for comprehensive business continuity, mitigating supply chain risks. Recognizing Costa Rica as a global medical device hub, Solesis anticipates fruitful collaboration with customers already established in the region.
Scheduled for a spring 2025 launch in the Greenpark Free Trade Zone, the world-class facility stands out as Latin America’s first environmentally sustainable industrial park and free trade zone. Also, as the first LEED-certified industrial park and free zone in the region, it prioritizes sustainability with features like permeable sidewalks and rainwater harvesting. Located near the Juan Santamaría International Airport and boasting a highly skilled workforce, it offers companies numerous advantages. Tenants enjoy tax exemptions, modern infrastructure, and efficient support services, all within a setting focused on preserving natural resources.
Equipped with cleanrooms, the new Solesis facility will produce top-tier healthcare solutions crucial to customers and, ultimately, the well-being of patients.
Recruitment of personnel will commence in the latter half of 2024
Lindsay Walker, Vice President of Human Resources at Solesis, expresses excitement about becoming part of the Greater San Jose community. The company looks forward to leveraging the strong talent pool in Costa Rica, with recruitment plans for various roles to be announced in the latter half of 2024.
Manuel Tovar, Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade, extends a warm welcome to Solesis, acknowledging their significant role in the country’s rapidly expanding medical devices industry. Costa Rica’s leadership, talent pool, and extensive experience, notably constituting 42% of the country’s exports in precision and medical equipment in 2023, have inspired confidence in companies like Solesis to choose Costa Rica for their new facility.
About Solesis: A leader in biomaterials for the life sciences industry, Solesis, through subsidiaries Secant Group, Polyzen, Charter Medical, and SanaVita Medical, develops and manufactures critical components and technologies for the medical device and biopharmaceutical sectors. Headquartered in Telford, Pennsylvania, Solesis employs over 450 professionals across five production facilities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. For more details, visit www.solesis.com. #HealthcareInnovation #CostaRicaExpansion #MedicalDeviceManufacturing
About The Green Park: The Green Park in Costa Rica is a free zone located in Alajuela, Costa Rica. It is a member of the Central American Group. The Central American Group, headquartered in El Salvador and Costa Rica, is a dynamic business consortium with a strategic presence in key industries within the Central American region. Comprising various subsidiaries and entities, the group engages in diverse sectors such as industrial real estate, manufacturing, and logistics. Known for its collaborative and innovative approach, the Central American Group plays a vital role in fostering economic development and sustainability. Leveraging its expertise and regional influence. The group contributes significantly to the growth and advancement of businesses in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and the broader Central American context.
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