Plastic Production Plant Closes

Despite efforts by the new owners to keep the company afloat, the Yanber Corporation has decided to stop operations at the flexible packaging factory in Costa Rica.

Monday, June 4, 2018

ir="ltr">Just over two years after a group of creditors decided to accept receiving the company as a form of payment for debts contracted with them by the previous administration, its general manager, Francis Durman, announced the decision to suspend the operations at the production plant in the country.

See also: "Plastic in Central America: Purchases Up 6%" reports that "... The financial regulations that affected the acquisition of new lines of credit, media exposure of Yanber's bad situation in the past and the high costs of producing in the country (such as the price of electricity and labor costs) were elements that affected the business."

"... Over the past two years, the new administration promoted improvements in production processes, made internal administrative and financial adjustments, optimized its product lines and renewed its marketing and sales strategies. It also opened the subsidiary Yanber Brasil, strengthened its operations in Panama and Colombia, and closed operations abroad that were inoperative."

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