Freudenberg Medical , part of the Freudenberg Group and a global manufacturer of medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions for the medical device industry, will soon begin the construction of a new medical manufacturing facility in Beverly, MA, located north of Boston. Freudenberg Medical has manufactured medical components and devices in nearby Gloucester, MA, since 1989 and plans to relocate and expand the operation.

Freudenberg Medical will also establish its global headquarters in the new Beverly facility. “The Boston area is one of the leading medical device and biotech clusters in the world with a high concentration of universities and research centers,” says Max Kley, president and CEO of Freudenberg Medical. “Our decision to expand here is a testament to the strong growth of Freudenberg Medical in this region and locating our global Headquarters in Beverly demonstrates the global role and international orientation of the Boston med device cluster.”

Freudenberg Medical will invest more than $3 million in a state-of-the-art, 36,000 sq. ft. operation with opportunity to expand an additional 20,000 sq. ft. The new operation will be FDA registered and ISO 13485 certified with ISO Class 8 cleanrooms for medical molding and assembly. The plan is to be operational in the second half of 2019 and employ an estimated 70 people.

Freudenberg Medical has a long history in the region. According to the company, the facility in Gloucester has has long been a leading processor of silicone and thermoplastic components for medical and healthcare applications. The company has 11 manufacturing operations worldwide.