Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific is building on its presence in Costa Rica with the opening of a new distribution centre in Coyol Free Zone, Alajuela. The facility based in a business park for medical device manufacturing companies, half an hour drive north of the country's capital.
The 15,000 sqft building will be used to stock laboratory supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleanroom applications.
This is the third expansion for Thermo Fisher in Costa Rica in the last seven years, increasing capacity by 52%.
In The Costa Rica Star, it was reported that the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez, said: “Our country is LATAM’s second main medical devices exporter and is among US’ major suppliers. Today, we see how a company from this sector grows with us. The opening of Thermo Fisher’s Distribution Center reflects our hard work to attract high-quality companies of a highly dynamic sector, that creates solid business, competitiveness, innovation and certainly, high value-added.”
The facility will also be used for the storage of chemicals and hazardous materials and is in the process of acquiring ISO-9001-2015 certification.