NORTHBOROUGH, MA—Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical is investing “several million dollars” to expand its assembly plant here.

The expansion includes increasing the capacity of the facility’s Class 7 and 8 clean rooms by 25,000 square feet to meet growing demand for silicone tubing, hoses and assemblies.

“The investment is a key milestone in our global biopharmaceutical strategy and will enable us to expand our offerings to existing and new customers,” says Linda Muroski, president of Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical.

The three-phase expansion project will advance incrementally over the next 24 to 36 months, with phase one commencing in January. This project follows the expansion of milling and extrusion capacities at the Northborough site earlier this year and is expected to create at least 50 new jobs.

“The expansion will enable us to increase our manufacturing capacities for extrusion and molding and offer enhanced flexible manufacturing,” says Florance Veronelli, global business development lead for biopharmaceuticals at Trelleborg. “As a full-service provider to the biopharmaceutical industry, our value-added offering will include assembly, kitting, contract manufacturing, packaging, validation, supply-chain management, and more.”

The company’s core products include silicone tubing for single- and multi-use pharmaceutical applications. The company’s portfolio also includes a range of O-Rings, seals, bearings and composite products.