Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension Inc. (PRiMEX)

primex logo

The Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension Inc. (PRiMEX) is a private non-profit organization, organized in 1996 through the initiative of Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As part of a national network, PRiMEX supports the needs of all Puerto Rico’s small and medium enterprises (SME’s) by providing services to improve their technical know-how and business processes.

The MEP National Network allows us to leverage nationwide resources that previously had not been accessible to our industrial base. These “partnerships” includes research laboratories for technology transfers and knowledge sharing, national associations and industry related organizations. PRiMEX has focused on increasing the competitiveness of PR's industrial base by bridging the productivity gap for companies, identifying opportunities for growth, and encouraging technology/innovation deployment. We provide our customers with a wide array of fundamental services in business and process improvements to retain, expand and help them to stay strong and ready to compete in the global market. We focus on the future of PR's companies by making advanced technology/innovation adoption a reality for any-sized business.

View the One Pager for Puerto Rico

Success Stories

Amasar Overcomes Need to Avoid Waste and Increase Productivity

Reported Year
2021
As part of the entrepreneurs’ environmental protection efforts the operation currently runs by solar power generation. Irrigation of their breadfruit trees is provided mostly by gravity means. They are in the process of replacing their packaging with one that has no aluminum, are incorporating sensors and digital communication to their process to

Digitalization Transformation to Innovate New Product

Reported Year
2021
Campolor was having problems with inventory control due to non-real time supply chain data collection. Departments were using manual excel spreadsheets and other software that were not interconnected. Inefficiencies resulted from the double data entry in multiple systems. In addition, all the US FDA food safety regulatory (FSMA) batch record

I CAL Group, LLC Certified under the ISO 9001:2015 Standard

Reported Year
2020
I Cal Group's customers, who are primarily medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, continuously demand higher standards and that suppliers operate under a formal quality system. I Cal Group realized that their quality management system needed to be upgraded. Since the company’s personnel had participated in various activities sponsored by
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021