Costa Rica: $42 Million Industrial Investment

Kimberly-Clark announced that it will invest in its personal care manufacturing plant, distribution complex and global service center.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The investment will bring state-of-the-art technology to the factory in Cartago to support the increased production of its baby and child care and women's care businesses, according to the Costa Rican Coalition of Development Initiatives (Cinde).

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From the Cinde statement:

Coris, September 4, 2019 - Kimberly-Clark announced a $42 million investment in its production plant and distribution center in Coris and the Center for Global Services in Costa Rica during a visit this Wednesday by the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, to the production plant in Coris de Cartago.

The investment will bring state-of-the-art technology to its factory to support increased production of its baby and child care and women's care businesses, enhance expansion at its national headquarters and the Global Shared Services Center, and support job creation in the country.

"This is a day of pride for Kimberly-Clark, our country and the communities that have been our home for many years," said Gonzalo Uribe, vice president of Kimberly-Clark's North Latin America region.

"This investment represents the great history we have in Costa Rica and our commitment to grow our business here. We are proud to be a center for providing the essential products needed in Latin America and also to be a company where people can develop their careers," Uribe added.

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