Baxa Corporation Partner Caroba Plastics Unveils New Molding Technology Center

Posted: 3/4/2010


Twenty-five year partnership celebrates production expansion and business success

Baxa and CarobaEnglewood, Colo. - March 4, 2010 - Baxa Corporation, a leading provider of medical devices and systems that automate pharmacy operations and increase patient safety, today announced the opening of a new Molding Technology Center owned and operated by long-term supply partner Caroba Plastics. Baxa will utilize the Caroba Molding Technology Center to design, document, manage and construct the molding of new, components as well as support Baxa-owned molds currently in service at Caroba Plastics.

Baxa and Caroba"Baxa extends its congratulations to Caroba Plastics on the opening of its new Molding Technology Center," said Steve van Engen, Senior VP Operations, Baxa Corporation. "As Baxa Corporation's expectations and requirements for the development, validation and production support for injection molded components continue to rise, we are thrilled to have a long-term partner like Caroba Plastics capable of supporting our mission to provide the highest quality medical device products to our customers."

In the last 25 years, both Baxa Corporation and Caroba Plastics have experienced exponential growth. Since 2007, Baxa has more than doubled sales every five years and opened new international channels, while Caroba plastics has grown from two injection molding machines to 22 and increased its production footprint by 2,500%.

"As customers like Baxa Corporation grow in sophistication and complexity to thrive in a global economy, Caroba Plastics has aggressively upgraded our systems and molding capabilities to meet - and hopefully exceed - customer expectations," said Barry Hart, CEO, Caroba Plastics. "The Molding Technology Center will help us meet customer demands now and in the future."

About Caroba Plastics
Founded in 1983, Caroba Plastics, Inc. services medical customers along the front range of Colorado and Utah. The company employs 120 associates providing components to customers in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico and Asia. For more information about Caroba Plastics, please visit www.caroba.com.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa Corporation is a Denver-based manufacturer of medical devices and systems for preparing, handling, packaging, and administering liquid medications. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries in Canada and the United Kingdom, sales infrastructure in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at www.baxa.com.

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