Copan Industries to set up Puerto Rico operation with $13 million investment
SAN JUAN — Italian health and biotech company Copan Industries Inc. will establish a facility in Puerto Rico through a $13 million investment and committed to creating up to 100 new jobs, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Thursday.
Among the new jobs are supervisors, engineers, scientists, and administrative, warehouse and operational personnel who would be dedicated to manufacturing medical devices. Specifically, Copan Italia is dedicated to standardized universal specimen collection and preservation systems for bacteriology, virology, molecular biology, forensic and environmental sampling.
“Companies like Copan Industries prove that investing on our island is worth it. We continue on the path toward economic recovery. Our thanks to Copan for believing in Puerto Rico and creating new, specialized jobs,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Copan CEO Stefania Triva said that “our company, hand in hand with Puerto Rican professionals, has identified the potential represented by Puerto Rico’s regulated infrastructure, its knowledgeable workforce, and its diversity of cutting-edge professionals who, along with a government system that promotes economic development, makes it the ideal place to reach our next step of business development.”
“Our goal is to take our high-technology and high-quality products to be used worldwide and Puerto Rico becomes the ideal platform to achieve it,” Triva said.
Economic Development Secretary Manuel Laboy stated that he is “pleased that Copan Italia has placed its trust in our working force, which so needs specialized and well-paid job opportunities to stop its exit from Puerto Rico.”
Founded in 1979 by Giorgio Triva as a small, family-owned distributor of disposable plastic lab components, was quickly grown globally with Daniele Triva with improvements in product design and manufacturing. With a reputation for innovation in preanalytics, it is a leading supplier of collection and transport systems.
The company patented FLOQSwabs, eSwab, and UTM Viral Transport to improve microbiology assays.
Copan Group is composed of the following six companies: COPAN Italia, COPAN Flock Technologies, COPAN NewLab Engineering, COPAN Diagnostics Inc., COPAN Wasp and COPAN Innovation Shanghai Limited.