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Prent Costa Rica is Open for Business!


Joseph Pregont, Prent President and CEO

JANESVILLE, WI—May 30, 2013—Prent Costa Rica is up and running and already getting requests from OEMs in Central and South America for access to its high quality, thermoformed medical packaging.

Prent Worldwide, based in Janesville, WI, USA, is the leading global designer of thermoformed medical device packages.

Located in Heredia—a suburb of Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose—Prent Costa Rica and its experienced local workforce is serving new and existing medical device customers wanting to take advantage of Prent’s ability to:

• Furnish award-winning product development support
• Provide state-of-the-art production in a Class 8 cleanroom environment
• Thermoform identical, high-quality packaging around the globe
• Help control JIT inventory levels
• Offer innovative, hassle-free logistics services—using 100% recycled and re-usable containers designed to save customers time and money
• Reduce the total cost of their products

Prent President and CEO Joseph T. Pregont reports he expanded into Costa Rica to meet requests by current customers to supply packaging near their Central American medical device production facilities.

“Central America was a missing link in our global supplier philosophy,” says Pregont. “After researching many options, San Jose’s pro-business climate, tax-free and duty-free zones—plus its proximity to several of our existing customers—played a strong role in moving there.”

The development of Prent Costa Rica—like all Prent global growth initiatives—has been through organic growth, not acquisition growth. “It’s been generated entirely from within our own organization.Consequently, we have a very defined effort when we open new facilities,” explains Pregont. “Each contains identical, all Prent-designed and manufactured thermoforming equipment and software systems. Therefore, our procedures and processes are all the same around the world. It not only gives us great control over the entire thermoforming process, but ensures great consistency for our customers around the world.”

For more information,contact Vicki Damron, Marketing Director, at vdamron@prent.com.