PHILADELPHIA (May 29, 2012)—PolyOne Corp. has opened a distribution center and sales facility in San Jose, Costa Rica, to serve a region where more than 30 contract manufacturers and medical device OEMs now have manufacturing plants.
“We are the first large [materials] distributor to have a location in Central America and the first full-array distributor” to invest in a distribution center in Costa Rica to serve the medical market, said Larry Johnson, marketing director of health care for PolyOne, a global compounder and distributor based in Avon Lake, Ohio.
“Costa Rica has been a hot medical area for some time,” Johnson said at the Medical Design and Manufacturing East Show, held May 22-24 in Philadelphia. The center became fully operational just prior to the show.
Kurt Schuering, president of PolyOne Distribution, said a big perk is that customers will not have to order full container loads from the U.S., Schuering said.