PolyOne's presence in this new market will initially focus on healthcare applications and could broaden to serve other industries. Operations and logistics, as well as sales and customer service functions, will be located in the city of San Jose, an ideal location in close proximity to many key customers in the region.
“Our operations in Costa Rica will provide value to global healthcare device manufacturers, processors and suppliers by helping them to streamline logistics and simplify inventory management,” said Kurt C. Schuering, president, PolyOne Distribution.
Costa Rica was recently ranked by a World Bank study as the top high-tech exporter in Latin America. The medical industry in Costa Rica is expanding rapidly, with more than 30 medical device companies manufacturing locally.
“Serving the healthcare industry is a core area of expertise for PolyOne, and this recent investment expands our ability to better support customers in this market,” said Robert M. Patterson, executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer, PolyOne Corporation. “Further, adding sales and customer service capabilities in Costa Rica is entirely consistent with our proven strategy to grow our business through global expansion in high-growth markets and regions of the world.”
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