Freudenberg Medical has completed construction of a new medical manufacturing operation in Beverly, MA, near Boston. The facility will serve as the company’s new global headquarters and will manufacture medical devices and components in medical and implant-grade silicones and high-performance plastics. A global developer and manufacturer of specialty components and finished devices for the medical device industry, Freudenberg Medical is a member of the Freudenberg Group, a global technology company headquartered in Weinheim, Germany.
The newly built 36,000-square-foot facility includes expanded manufacturing and innovation facilities and an ISO Class 8 cleanroom for molding and assembly. The operation is certified to ISO 13485 and FDA registered.
“The Boston life science cluster is the ideal place for our new headquarters and expanded manufacturing operation. It brings us closer to our customers, provides access to a strong medtech workforce, and allows us to connect with local universities and research institutes,” said Dr. Max Kley, President and CEO of Freudenberg Medical.
“As a values-based global technology group Freudenberg offers innovative solutions that improve peoples’ lives. The opening of this new facility at this challenging moment is proof of our long-term commitment and determination to continue this pursuit, drawing on our worldwide materials expertise to improve life-saving medical tools and components,” said Freudenberg CEO Dr. Mohsen Sohi.
Freudenberg Medical has a long history in the region. The previous operation in Gloucester, MA, had been in operation since 1989 and is a leading processor of silicone and thermoplastic components for medical and healthcare applications.
Freudenberg Medical operates 11 manufacturing facilities and employs more than 1,700 associates worldwide. The company offers a range of capabilities from precision molded components and tubing to drug coatings, finished devices, composite catheter shafts, and hypotubes for minimally invasive, handheld, and catheter-based devices.