Zeus has facilities in Aiken, Columbia, Gaston and Orangeburg, S.C. see more
Orangeburg-based Zeus today said the company will invest millions to expand catheter manufacturing capacity worldwide, starting with the expansion of a plant in San Jose, Calif., where construction is already underway.
The company’s core business is the development and precision extrusion of advanced polymeric materials.
Zeus purchased CathX Medical in June 2021. CathX Medical provides catheter-based design, development and manufacturing services to medical device original equipment manufacturers. The expansion will extend the facility's footprint to increase catheter-based design and manufacturing capacity, the company said in a news release.
The company did not say where other else it may invest in expanding catheter production.
Steve Peterson, CEO and president at Zeus, said the investment is in response to growing demand from medical device OEMs.
“Our customers depend on innovative thinking, speed, and the latest catheter design and manufacturing technologies to deliver their life-saving products,” Peterson said in the news release. “We want to solidify Zeus' position as their strategic, long-term partner.”
The existing San Jose site will increase by 127%, extending its footprint to 32,000 square feet, the release said. The expansion also will increase the facility's ISO-certified cleanroom capacity for design, prototyping, validation and manufacturing to more than 7,000 square feet and double Zeus' braiding and coiling capacity for catheter-based minimally invasive devices.
The expansion will create 15 new jobs this year in San Jose and 50-plus new jobs over the next two years, the company said, including project engineers, project managers, product builders and technicians.
Zeus’s enterprise includes advanced polymer solutions, from tubing, catheter componentry and heat shrink to bioabsorbable and implantable medical products, sutures and more. The company employs more than 2,000 people worldwide with manufacturing and sales facilities in Aiken, Columbia, Gaston and Orangeburg in South Carolina, along with Branchburg, N.J.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; San Jose; Guangzhou, China; and Letterkenny, Ireland. Zeus products and services serve companies in the medical, automotive, aerospace, fiber optics, energy and fluid management markets.
Agreement expands contract manufacturing services for Zeus customers see more
Zeus Industrial Products has agreed to integrate catheter-based contract manufacturer CathX Medical into its organization.
The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed in yesterday’s announcement.
San Jose, Calif.–based CathX provides catheter design engineering services, rapid prototyping, manufacturing, and full or sub-assemblies. CathX’s leadership will continue to manage the San Jose facility, services, and team members under the global leadership of Zeus CEO Steve Peterson.
Zeus (Orangeburg, S.C.) has a core business centered on component manufacturing across medical and industrial markets. However, the integration with CathX extends Zeus’ capabilities to include contract manufacturing services for medical customers.
“Like Zeus, CathX is very much a ‘people-first’ company,” Peterson said. “We share the same core values across excellence, people, integrity and creativity, and are delighted to welcome the entire CathX team into our Zeus family.”
ZEUS promotes Steve Peterson to President see more
Steve Peterson has been named president of SCBIO investor group Zeus Industrial Products Inc., a polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovation company based in Orangeburg, effective immediately.
Peterson previously held the position of global head of marketing and sales and senior vice president. He will continue to report to Zeus CEO John Winarchick.
“Since joining Zeus in 2017, Steve has been leading the global sales and marketing function,” Winarchick said in a news release. “During this time, he has demonstrated exceptional customer focus and leadership. Along with his ample skill set and experience, these capabilities will prove extremely valuable in his new role.”
Peterson will focus on developing growth strategies and team building.
"I look forward to leading our 1,500-plus employees around the globe as we continue to deliver top-notch service to our customers,” Peterson said. “I will focus on maintaining the growth momentum Zeus has enjoyed since its inception. I am grateful for the confidence placed in me and am excited to assume this new role.”
Life Science Leader Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. continues growth, expanding Aiken County operationsZeus Industrial continued its growth announcements, revealing plans to expand again in Aiken, SC. see more
Polymer Extrusion Manufacturer Creating 51 New Jobs
Zeus Industrial Products (Zeus), a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Aiken County. The company’s $15.7 million investment in Aiken County complements a $15.9 million expansion in Orangeburg County and $76 million expansion in Calhoun County, both of which were announced over the last several weeks. With this project, Zeus is expected to create an additional 51 new jobs in Aiken, S.C.
Founded in 1966, Zeus develops and manufacturers polymer tubing for a variety of industries, including the medical, fluid handling and electrical markets. Zeus works with customers in collaborative relationships to design, engineer and produce fluoropolymer and specialized plastic tubing that delivers the temperature resistance, chemical resistance and high tensile strength demanded by today’s applications.
Located at 9150 Levels Church Road West in Aiken, S.C., Zeus intends to convert its warehousing operations and floor space to manufacturing space in order to increase production of existing products by installing additional manufacturing lines. The plant will also be increasing its product portfolio as several new products and new manufacturing processes are introduced over the next few years.
The initial hiring for these new positions has already begun and will continue into 2019. Interested applicants should visit the company’s zeusinc.com/careers for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“We are truly excited about expanding our manufacturing presence in Aiken. We have been pleased with the community support that we have received since commencing our Aiken operations in 1999. We remain committed to being a good citizen of the county, meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers, and most importantly, providing quality careers for all of our employees in an atmosphere that will allow them to flourish.” – Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. President and CEO John Winarchick
“This expansion by Zeus is an affirmation that Aiken County continues to provide an environment for manufacturing growth. We are excited that this company will add more jobs for our citizens.” –Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker
“We are very grateful for this expansion announcement by Zeus. This is a great win for Aiken County, and we look forward to more growth by Zeus in our region.” –Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Zeus Industrial Products is expanding its Aiken County operations.
- $15.7 million investment to create 51 new jobs.
- This project complements a $76 million Calhoun County expansion and $15.9 million Orangeburg County expansion, both of which were announced recently.
- Located at 9150 Levels Church Road West in Aiken, S.C., the company will beconverting its warehousing operations into manufacturing space in order to increase production of existing products.
- Hiring for the initial positions is already underway and will continue into 2019, and interested applicants should visit zeusinc.com/careers for more information.