Invetech's San Diego facility helps the firm cope with growth in the medical sector.
The 15,000-sq-ft plant will be home to design, engineering, and contract manufacturing services. Invetech is a contract developer and manu-facturer of bio-medical devices, instruments, and custom automation. The company's business development team has been in North America for more than five years.
According to Invetech's vice president, Jari Palander, the new office will help the company provide the flexibility and responsiveness that contribute to commercial success for its clients. The new facility also helps the firm “bridge the gap between research, product development, and manufacturing.”
The cluster of biomedical companies nearby and the surrounding science-rich community can take advantage of Invetech's services as well. High-technology firms in the region are involved in manufacturing medical devices, point-of-care and molecular diagnostics, and living-cell processing.
Invetech plans to add more skilled employees in anticipation of market growth.
“Invetech is continually expanding its client base, and with increased activity in this region, we have aggressive growth plans for our new office,” says Richard Grant, the newly named vice president of operations for the San Diego location.
Grant will supervise the company's U.S. operations and its move to new sites. He will also oversee the growth of the California group, which includes additional experienced staff from the Melbourne headquarters.
“The facility will have the infra-structure necessary to provide an expanded local service to our clients, including specialized development labs, workshops, and contract manufacturing production area[s],” according to Grant.