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This new facility will be located in Coyol Free Zone, in Alajuela Province.
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Published Tuesday, June 1, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Arizona-based company, Confluent Medical Technologies, is now expanding their manufacturing facilities in the country to attend to their customer demand for specialized medical devices utilizing Nitinol components and complex catheters.

“Confluent has been experiencing consistent and strong growth in recent years,” Dean Schauer. Confluent President & CEO said. “This expansion will support our new product pipeline that is significantly stronger than anything Confluent has previously experienced.”

This new facility will be co-located with the existing Confluent facilities in Coyol Free Zone, in Alajuela Province. It is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022.

The new site will greatly expand Confluent’s capacity to process Nitinol components, as well as produce complex catheters using a combination of clean rooms and white-space manufacturing.

Confluent supports some of the fastest-growing medical device markets such as interventional Neurovascular, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart and Peripheral Vascular.

As a result of the double-digit growth of these currently served markets, a substantial number of new products are coming into production and will utilize this new facility space immediately. Additionally, Confluent is considering additional expansion options beyond this new facility.

The firm also has facilities in Fremont and Laguna Niguel, California; Warwick, Rhode Island; Windham, Maine; Austin, Texas; and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

People interested to know more about the job vacancies should visit the firm Careers site.

Confluent is one of several U.S. companies offering jobs in the country this month.

Last week, the California-based Freudenberg Medical, a global contract design and manufacturing provider to the medical device industry, is expanding its manufacturing operations in the country.

Also, the Minnesota-based Nextern, a multinational MedTech manufacturer, announced its opening operations in Costa Rica.

This month, the Indiana-based Samtec, a multinational manufacturing company, announced that it will hire 200 more people in Costa Rica, to satisfy high international demand for the production of its electronic devices.

As well as the Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the expansion of its operations in the country.

According to the Minister of Foreign Trade, the services sector created 81,371 jobs in 2020. However, despite the high numbers announced by the ministry, the Employment Survey shows an unemployment rate of 18.7%, meaning there are more than 458,000 people without registered jobs in the country recorded from January to March 2021.

What advice would you give a Costa Rican looking to get hired with one of the U.S. companies located in the country? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to

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