Tegra Medical today announced it is expanding its manufacturing operations in Costa Rica with the purchase of a new building. The company is a leading contract manufacturer of medical devices and a member of SFS, which is headquartered in Heerbrugg Switzerland.
Tegra Medical’s new building is located near its two current buildings in the CF Free Zone in La Aurora de Heredia, Costa Rica, an area where many of the country’s life sciences businesses are located.
The 85,000-square-foot building will allow the company to consolidate its metals manufacturing footprint. This will enable it to expand clean room molding and assembly operations in its nearby locations.
“The new building and subsequent remodeling are part of a $13 million investment in our Costa Rica operations, qualifying it as a “mega-project” in the Costa Rican Free Zone system,” said Sean Mikus, General Manager of Tegra Medical in Costa Rica. “The completion of this project will give us a total of 135,000 square feet of manufacturing space in this country.”
“Tegra Medical is committed to its operations in Costa Rica,” added Walter Kobler, Tegra Medical CEO. “We appreciate the country’s great stability, highly educated workforce, proximity to U.S. markets, and efficient operations. It’s an attractive location to support the global requirements of major medical device manufacturers.”