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In an effort to further position itself in the North American market, Invetech (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ; www.invetech.com.au) has opened a 15,000-sq-ft facility in San Diego . Specializing in instrumentation, disposables, and custom automation and engineering, the company has experience in medical device manufacturing, including work on such applications as a supercapacitor and a mobile x-ray imaging system.
The Australian company has had an active business development team in place in North America since 2002. However, it hopes to build on its established U.S. client base by offering design, engineering, and contract manufacturing services from the convenient California facility. "Our new office extends our skills, expertise, and proven experience, allowing us to better bridge the gap between research, product development, and manufacturing," says Jari Palander, company vice president. "From this base, a more responsive and flexible approach enables us to deliver the best outcome for our client -commercial success."
Invetech anticipates that the Southern California location will further bolster its offerings to North American OEMs owing to the strong high-tech and medical device manufacturing presence in the region. "The facility will have the infrastructure necessary to provide an expanded local service to our clients, including a range of specialized development labs, workshop, and contract manufacturing production area," says Richard Grant, who will serve as vice president of operations at the San Diego plant.