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Viant Expands Medtech Manufacturing Capabilities Second Year in a Row

Article-Viant Expands Medtech Manufacturing Capabilities Second Year in a Row

Image courtesy of Viant Viant facility in Costa Rica
Company increases its footprint in Costa Rica by 43%, providing molding, extrusion, and assembly services to medical device OEMs.

Medtech contract manufacturer Viant has begun a major expansion of its medical device manufacturing facility in Heredia, Costa Rica. The second such expansion in two years will add three new buildings to the four currently on the campus and increase the footprint by 43% to more than 250,000 square feet. Viant is also expanding cleanroom capabilities, which will total more than 90,000 square feet.

Viant's Costa Rica location is specialized in thermoplastic and elastomeric molding, extrusion, and assembly for medical devices and components. The expansion will primarily support complex interventional and other minimally invasive devices, said the company.

The new manufacturing and warehouse buildings are expected to be in use this month, with an additional manufacturing building opening in March 2023.

According to Viant CEO Alton Shader, the expansion had been planned to put Viant in a strong position to win new business, and the strategy has paid off with several major new programs. "We were confident that prospective customers who visited our Costa Rica site would see that Viant is an ideal partner for large, complex programs," Shader said. "We have the network of facilities, the capabilities, the experienced people, the customer-focused culture, and the capital to fuel growth." Revenue from the Costa Rica site is expected to double by 2024.

Viant's Costa Rica facility will have additional capacity to support medical device manufacturers looking to outsource production. In addition to its manufacturing capabilities, the company offers “deep engineering expertise, great talent, built-in speed, and the agility to make decisions quickly to support our customers' business,” said Shader.

The expansion will also provide new employee amenities such as green space, modern cafeterias, and an open, collaborative work space.

In addition to Costa Rica, Viant operates facilities in the United States, Mexico, France, Germany, and China. It employs more than 6,000 people worldwide, and has approximately 450 plastics processing machines and 425 milling, turning, Swiss, EDM, and laser-based machining centers.

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