Abbott Will Build Manufacturing Plant in Costa Rica

With a $50 million investment, Abbott Laboratories will build a Catheters Manufacturing Plant in the tax-free zone of El Coyol de Alajuela.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


It is possible that the construction work of the 16,000 square meters plant ends on 2012.

This information was presented by the minister of Foreign Trade (Comex), Anabel González; the second vice president of Costa Rica, Luis Liberman; the executive director of CINDE, (Costa Rica Investments’ Promotion Agency) Gabriela Llobet, and the vice minister of Comex, Fernando Ocampo.

"In a first phase.., the company will start operations with 500 workers and it will increase to 3,000 in the medium term.", states

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June 2011

While production costs in Costa Rica are higher than in Asian countries, proximity to the U.S. remains a decisive factor.

Medical devices firm Volcano Corporation will invest $40 million to build and equip a 25,000 square meter plant in the Coyol area for the manufacturing of ultrasound catheters and precision tubing.

New Medical Device Company

April 2012

Okay Industries has opened its 1,400 square meter plant in Costa Rica, investing over $1.5 million.

This specialist provider will be devoted to the manufacture of high precision metal components for the medical industry, such as:
- parts of surgical instruments.
- assembly line components for medical products.

$8 Million in Medical Devices

June 2011

The U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese manufacturer of devices for neurovascular interventions has announced it will open a plant in Costa Rica.

A press release states:

MicroVention, Inc., a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing of devices for neurovascular interventions, announced today it will open its first plant outside the United States in the Free Zone Coyol of Alajuela in Costa Rica.

Agribusiness El Angel Investing $ 3 Million in Costa Rica

November 2010

The jellies and preserve factory, seriously affected by an earthquake back in January 2009, will build its new plant in Finca Noble.

The new facilities will cover 7,000 square meters in a two hectare area. Its opening is scheduled after 2012.

An article in reported that, "The project, planned in stages and with an estimated $ 3 million investment, will be the rebirth of a food company which, despite the vicissitudes of an earthquake, never stopped supplying the domestic and foreign markets”.

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