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Coastal Life Technologies increases sales and output by over 40 % in 18 months.

Coastal Life Technologies (CLT) is an outsource manufacturer and distributor of sterile, single-use medical devices, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Since moving into the new 40,000 square foot facility in September, 2007, CLT has seen some dramatic changes and efficiencies in every aspect of production. Employing over 100 combined management and production personnel to date, the new facility has generated an increase in sales of 44% and production output of 40% - all in just a little over 18 months.

The continued implementation of lean manufacturing techniques, such as Kanban and back flush, has allowed CLT to achieve greater efficiencies in the production of sterile disposable products. In addition, added equipment purchases such as video inspection for fiber optic manufacturing, on-demand tubing cutters, and additional sealing and packaging stations have all contributed to increased output and quality control. The company has also added soft goods capabilities for specialized wound care products.

The facility chosen for the 2007 move had a 5-year plan for growth. With the current pace of production, it has brought to the forefront the need to expand once again. Future plans will include a facility expansion in late 2009 or 2010 within the existing business park location.

Corporate History

  • 2000



Coastal Life Technologies (CLT) is established in San Antonio, Texas. Originally a manufacturer of medical laser fibers, the company quickly responds to customer needs by developing internal tools to handle a variety of production disciplines for the medical device industry.

  • 2003

CLT expands its ISO Class 8 clean room to accommodate growth.

  • 2004

In response to customer demand, CLT increases its warehousing and distribution capacity by 10,000 square feet.

  • 2005

A second ISO Class 8 clean room is added to meet customers’ needs and accommodate increased production levels.

  • 2007

All manufacturing and distribution operations are consolidated into one 40,000 square foot facility, expanded to maximize efficiency, service and convenience for clients.

  • 2009

Approaching full capacity. Exploring busines park expansion options.

  • 2010

CLT adds 15,000 square feet of additional climate controlled warehouse to fill demand.

  • 2011

Automation is added to our production processes for managing tubing.

  • 2012

Form/fill/seal capability is added in response to requests and demands for higher volume packaging.

  • 2013

CLT adds electro-mechanical assembly and soft goods manufacturing to our core competencies.