Emerson installs software plant in Costa Rica

The American company, Emerson, inaugurated its first plant in Latin America, where it will produce computer programs and electronic components.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The company will employ some 200 professionals in different areas. Among the reasons why the company choose Costa Rica as its headquarters in Latin America, Phill Hunt, Director of the new plant, listed the economic stability and policy of the country, availability of human resources who speak English, and its strategic location.

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Emerson Increases Costa Rican Operations

September 2010

The company announced it will increase its operations in the country by investing $2,3 million in a new facility at Multipark, Escazú.

In the country’s promotion campaign in New York, the company informed they will increase their Costa Rican payroll by 150 employees.

“Emerson Electric Limitada established its engineering center in 2007, which was officially inaugurated in August 2008.

Amway Opens Service Center in Costa Rica

November 2010

The direct sales company invested $2 million to open a service center.

The first shared service center for the Americas will provide financial and accounting services for the region and in its first two years of operation will generate 160 direct jobs.

"This is the company's first venture into the shared services market and with near-shoring outsourcing", reported newspaper La Prensa Libre.

Costa Rica: Growth in BPO Investments

August 2015

Roche Pharmaceuticals has announced an investment of $5 million to expand its service and distribution center, from where it serves 23 countries in the region where it operates.

From a statement issued by the Government of Costa Rica:

Heredia, Costa Rica. -12 August 2015 The pharmaceutical company La Roche today inaugurated its new service and distribution center in the country, which will optimize its operations serving 23 countries in Central America and the Caribbean. Thanks to the investment of $5.5 million, the company will also expand its storage capacity for biotechnology products and implement cutting-edge technologies in the building, committing to the highest environmental and energy saving standards in the world.

Multinational BPO Closes Operation in Costa Rica

June 2014

An announcement has been made that the U.S. firm Startek will be closing its operation in the country and laying off its 550 employees.

Following in the footsteps of Intel Corporation and Bank of America, the company's business process outsourcing (BPO for short) operation has announced it will close its center in Costa Rica, as confirmed by the Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora in an article on Elfinancierocr.com.

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