Santo Domingo.- With the participation of senior executives and government officials the company Multinacional COVIDIEN inaugurated a new medical-surgical instruments manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic.
National Export Free Zones Council director Luisa Fernandez said the new plant will create 1,000 jobs, in addition to the company current 1,500 employees, at a total investment of US$45 million, in the San Isidro Free Zone Industrial Park.
The new facilities with innovated architectonic design will feature new technologies and sophisticated assembly line machinery. The new building will occupy an area of more than 7,000 meters of construction, and will elaborate instruments for minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries.
Bryan Hansen, President of the Covidien Surgical Devices and Devices Based on Energy Division affirmed that his company is committed to be part of the country’s development. "Covidien is committed with the Dominican Republic and that’s the reason why we feel proud for expanding our operations in the country.”