Oberg Medical plans to expand its Costa Rica manufacturing operation to better serve the expanding Medical Device market in Central America and provide cost optimization solutions for U.S. OEMs.
Oberg will expand its presence from 24,000 square feet to over 50,000 square feet within its current home, the Metro Park located just outside of San Jose, Costa Rica. The facility expansion will support its growing precision implant and instrument manufacturing focus, with added capacity in the milling, wire EDM, turning, quality inspection and related secondary operations areas. The expansion is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012.
The Costa Rica expansion comes on the heels of over $5 million of capital investment into its U.S.-based medical business over the past year along with an additional $2 million of capital investment in Costa Rica. The U.S. investment included the completion of its facility-wide process validation initiative and the addition of approximately 15 CNC milling machines, EDMs and lathes. (Source: Oberg Medical)