Precision Coating Opens a PTFE Coating Facility in Costa Rica
This PTFE coating application facility is in one of the newest free-trade zone industrial parks in Costa Rica.
Why in Costa Rica—Strategic and Beneficial
This new facility allows Precision Coating (PCCI) to be closer to our customers and will help to simplify a complex supply chain for companies involved in the manufacturing of various wire-based medical products, shortening the supply chain from weeks to days. With an increasing number of devices being produced in Costa Rica, it has become a regional hub with advantages in operating cost, workforce talent, and logistics. Precision Coating's local PTFE coating facility helps complete the medical device supply chain in Costa Rica.
In a nutshell—having a PTFE/Teflon®-coating application facility in Costa Rica brings us even closer to our customers—shortening the supply chain from weeks to days—and represents a key element of an optimized supply chain for the medical device market in Costa Rica.
Our new 1,300 m²/14,000 ft² state-of-the-art coating facility operates using the most advanced coating application technologies. Precision Coating's involvement in the construction of the facility from the planning stage allowed us to tailor the build-out to meet exacting requirements, including environmental control and lean product manufacturing flow. The coating process is fully validated to ensure consistency of coating application and compliance with the most stringent specifications.
Facility Contact Information:
Precision Coating, SRL
Coyol Free Zone & Business Park
Edificio B 25
Alajuela, Costa Rica 20101
A Word from PCCI’s VP and General Manager
Ray Parvin, VP and General Manager of PCCI, says of the initiative, “With the support of CINDE, the Investment Promotion Agency of Costa Rica, and other strategic partners, we are able to expand our manufacturing operations for the first time outside the U.S. The new facility establishes a pathway to greater expansion as we scale our automated coating lines delivering world-class coating deposition tolerances of +/- 0.00002” (+/- 0.50 micron) and Six Sigma quality.”
Careers in Costa Rica
Along with the obvious business investments, PCCI is also investing in people. We have already begun the hiring process for the plant, which includes positions for engineers and technicians specialized in chemistry and basic manufacturing assembly. Early estimates indicate that in the medium term, PCCI expects to hire 30 people.
If you have a background in medical device coating and are enthusiastic about a career in Costa Rica with Precision Coating, click here to send us an email, stating your interest and qualifications. CVs required for engineering and technical positions.
Precision Coating Co., Inc. is one of the largest fluoropolymer and plastics coating applicators in the world, specializing in PTFE coating applications for medical devices. With more than 60 years of expertise in providing custom fluoropolymer coating services, we pride ourselves in understanding application requirements and selecting appropriate solutions for our customers. Contact us so we can evaluate how we can provide you with the best solution for your next order.