Cargill Plans More Investment in Costa Rica

The food producer plans to invest $30 million in the construction of a distribution center in Alajuela and $20 million on technology and computer systems.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The multinational and owner in Costa Rica of Cinta Azul and Pipasa Corporation, plans to start construction of distribution center in San Rafael de Alajuela in 2018, after finishing with the design process, procedures and permits this year. 

Xavier Vargas, president for Central America, told that at the moment they have a number of plants in different parts of the country and the goal is to improve logistics with the new distribution center. The planned investment is $30 million.

Regarding investment in technology, Vargas explained that "... $20 million will be invested in technology in the computer field, where we are implementing a new system, called ORP, to manage the entire company. This will transform the business, allowing us to have more visibility, it will enable us to have everything digitized making it possible to make better decisions, giving us better control of all of our processes."

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