Zeus Invests in Global Expansion Program to Increase Catheter Manufacturing Capacity

Zeus, the global leader in advanced polymer solutions, today announced a multi-million dollar investment to expand its catheter manufacturing capacity worldwide. The first phase of the expansion program is already underway at the company’s site in San Jose, California. This initial project will significantly expand the facility’s footprint to increase catheter-based design and manufacturing capacity.

Steve Peterson, CEO and President of Zeus, said the investment meets growing demand from medical device OEMs.

Our customers depend on innovative thinking, speed and the latest technology in catheter design and manufacturing to deliver their life-saving products,” said Peterson. “We want to consolidate Zeus’ position as a long-term strategic partner.”

The existing San Jose site will grow by 127%, expanding its footprint to 32,000 square feet. This expansion will also increase the facility’s ISO-certified cleanroom capacity for design, prototyping, validation and manufacturing to more than 7,000 total square feet and double Zeus’ braiding and winding capacity for catheter-based minimally invasive devices.

The San Jose expansion will create 15 new jobs this year and more than 50 new jobs over the next two years. These additional positions will include project engineers, project managers, product builders and technicians.

Suresh Sainath, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Zeus’ CathX Medical division, said the San Jose expansion will allow Zeus to better meet the immediate needs of its customers. “We offer our customers a dedicated partner with the ability to drive their catheter manufacturing programs. Zeus can provide solutions from concept to market.

Fast facts

  • Zeus is the global leader in advanced polymer solutions, from tubing, catheter components and heat shrinks to bioabsorbable and implantable medical products, sutures and more.
  • CathX Medical, a Zeus company, provides catheter design, development and manufacturing services to OEMs and medical device companies.
  • Zeus acquired CathX Medical in June 2021 to strengthen the company’s capabilities in the design, development and manufacturing of catheters.
  • Responding to increasing global demand for its products, Zeus announced a multi-million dollar expansion program.
  • The first phase of the expansion program is being rolled out at CathX Medical’s site in San Jose, CA.
  • This initial project expands the footprint of the San Jose factory, increases design and manufacturing capabilities, and creates new employment opportunities.

About Zeus

Zeus is headquartered in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA. Its core business is the development and precision extrusion of advanced polymer materials. The company employs more than 2,000 people worldwide with manufacturing and sales facilities in Aiken, Columbia, Gaston, Orangeburg, SC; Branchburg, New Jersey; Chattanooga, TN; San Jose, California; Guangzhou, China; and Letterkenny, Ireland. Zeus products and services are aimed at companies in the medical, automotive, aerospace, fiber optic, energy and fluid management markets. For more information, visit www.zeusinc.com.

More Stories
Chinese imports of soybeans from Brazil fall in June; US shipments win