Construction is expected to be completed by Q4 2021.
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Published Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Utah-based firm expands operations in Costa Rica


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Utah-based Biomerics, a mid-market medical device contract manufacturer, announced its greenfield plan in the La Zeta Free Trade Zone in Cartago Province.

"This expansion is in line with our vision to be the leading interventional contract manufacturer," Travis Sessions, Biomerics CEO said. "Customers have requested that we build a vertically integrated operation in Costa Rica to provide cost-effective high volume manufacturing for the interventional market."

The expansion is via a new plant adjacent to Biomerics current operations and includes extrusion, injection molding, micro metal processing, and cleanroom assembly process.
 
The new facility construction totaling 110,000 square feet will reflect the company's full-service business model and will include engineering labs, quality inspection labs, controlled environment manufacturing, office space, class 7 clean rooms, packaging, and warehouse facilities.

Currently, the firm employs 175 people at its 50,000 square-foot facility focused on extrusion, laser processing, high volume assembly, and packaging.
 
The expansion is in support of active transfer programs with strategic customers and is expected to double its number of employees over the next three years.

Construction is expected to be completed by Q4 2021 and will be celebrated with an open house, the company said in its statement.

Founded in 1993, Biomerics is a mid-market medical device contract manufacturer serving the Interventional Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, and Advanced Surgical markets.
 
This is the third U.S. company announcing expansion operations in Costa Rica this year.



In January, Dallas-based Tridius Technologies, a technology consulting firm specializing in developing software in the Microsoft Stack, opened a branch on the 11th floor of the Sabana Business Center, in San JosÚ Province.

According to the firm, San JosÚ was chosen for the firm's new location due to the city's high-level of technological talent and advancement, strong partnerships with the United States, and convenient flexible time zone.
 
The expansion also allows clients to access nearshore resources to maximize their investments and benefit from premier IT solutions, they said in a statement.

From an industry perspective, Tridius professionals work with mid-market companies, focusing on finance, banking, legal, accounting, healthcare, and entertainment. The firm also offers various consulting services such as digital transformation, cloud strategy, application development and managed services.
 
Along with consulting clients, the San JosÚ team will also specialize in developing word-class applications. The firm is expected to hire between 15 to 20 full-time employees by the end of 2021. Team members will be bilingual, and a local leader will educate the team to integrate them into the Tridius culture successfully.
People interested in job vacancies can find more information by reaching the company careers site.


Another company to join in January, the South Carolina-based Synter Resource Group, a business process outsourcing, BPO, services to the transportation and logistics industries, invested $250,000 to open operations in Costa Rica.

The company chose Escaz˙ Canton in San JosÚ Province to open its first branch in Latin America, hiring 35 employees.

The company provides initial and ongoing training to new employees. People interested in job vacancies can find more information
by emailing crhr@synter.com.

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