Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, a global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has unveiled enhancements to its manufacturing facility in Humacao, Puerto Rico, which will result in greater manufacturing capabilities and approximately 65 jobs.
Nelipak has eight healthcare packaging facilities worldwide, employing approximately 750 people in the U.S., Netherlands, Ireland and Costa Rica. In Puerto Rico, there are presently approximately 65 workers, with the company committed to maintaining a strong presence there in support of its customers.
“We are excited about the enhancements to our site in Humacao and continue to invest significantly in our operations in Puerto Rico because of the island’s proximity to our customers and the quality of the local work force,” says Mike Kelly, Nelipak’s President and CEO. “The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) has been very supportive as we look to boost our operations in the region, and we look forward to being able to serve our customers even better from Humacao thanks to these latest renovations.”
“Nelipak’s new enhancements in Humacao will create jobs specific to the thermoformed healthcare packaging industry. The generation of employment opportunities for our workforce represents new hope to continue our path to the economic development of Puerto Rico,” adds Manuel A. Laboy Rivera, Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development (DDEC).
Nelipak recently hosted an open house for invited delegates to tour the renovated facility and see the latest enhancements to Nelipak’s packaging capabilities.