“As part of our strategic intent to grow our medical business, the building of a clean room was the logical next step for us,” said Plainfield Precision’s CEO Jonathan Souci. “We chose to do this in the Dominican Republic because of our commitment and belief that the Dominican Republic offers unique benefits for medical OEMs.”
The expanded space will be a clean room environment for both precision plastic injection molding and assembly. Molding capabilities will range from 30-ton to 250-ton machines, and the company reports that the assembly room is capable of handling multiple contract manufacturing projects at one time.
Plainfield Precision-Dominican Republic offers a strategic manufacturing location for medical OEMs looking to reduce freight costs and lead times, while leveraging a competitive cost environment.
In addition to the engineering support from Plainfield Precision-Plymouth, Mass., the Dominican Republic facility has a skilled technical staff, a full metrology laboratory and on-site machine and mold maintenance services.
Plainfield Precision currently is producing surgical components at its certified facilities, including staple and suture removal devices, electrical contact stampings, and assemblies used in implantable devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. The company also produces components for disposable devices, drug delivery systems, and electrical components.