Pennsylvania-based Brentwood Industries Inc. announced that it is opening a medical manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico in early 2018, which represents the company's first strategic international expansion dedicated to custom thermoformed medical packaging.
"We've been evaluating expansion into Tijuana for a number of years, particularly considering the large push in the medical industry to source all packing and components as close to the point-of-manufacture as possible," said Andrew Haus, Brentwood's medical product line manager, in a statement. "This new facility will position Brentwood very favorably in the market, allowing us to continue to offer industry-leading service and value to our customers."
Located along the southern border of Tijuana, the clean-room facility will serve Central America and the western U.S., an approach that aligns with Brentwood's corporate expansion model of opening a site in a specific geography with the intention of catering to that geography.
The company declined to comment on the amount of investment and the number of jobs required for this operation.
"Our aim is always to pursue new opportunities," Haus said. "Whether that means coming up with an innovative design for a client's project or best positioning ourselves, literally, to serve our growing customer base, we will continue to invest in the medical sector to support the needs of our customers."
Brentwood is a second-generation family business, founded and headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, that specializes in development, engineering, and production of plastic solutions for cooling tower, medical, water treatment, transportation, storm water management, construction, and battery applications.
In the medical sector, Brentwood is a manufacturer of custom thermoformed and injection molded solutions for device packaging, trays, components, and housings for imaging and diagnostic equipment.