Resonetics announced its plans to open a new production facility in the Coyol Free Zone Business Park in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The new 18,000 sq. ft. (1,670 sq. m.) plant will feature a large Class 8 cleanroom, state-of-the-art, ultrafast laser systems and 24/6 operations. It’s anticipated that operations will commence in the fourth quarter of 2016.
“In response to our customers’ need for improved logistics and lower costs, Resonetics is pleased to announce our first factory outside of the United States,” said Tom Burns, Resonetics CEO. “Costa Rica has experienced a tremendous expansion in medical device assembly and we feel it’s important to be able to service our customers locally with high value components, as well as establishing a lower cost operation for export to other markets. We are grateful for the support of CINDE, the Costa Rican government’s development agency, and the talented and experienced partners we’ve been working with in-country to establish a world-class operation.”
Resonetics has also completed a corporate rebranding, and Mound Laser, acquired in November, will change its name to Resonetics effective immediately. “It’s been a seamless integration and we are realizing many synergies across the company,” said Burns. “We are investing in a new Lightspeed ADL™ lab for prototyping and process development in the Dayton facility, as well as expanding production capacity there to meet increasing demand, particularly in the neurovascular market.” A redesigned website has been launched to capture many changes at Resonetics, including the San Diego manufacturing site’s recent opening in November.
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