Sylvania invests in New Equipment in Costa Rica

The company is betting on increased sales to Europe and the US with a $1 million investment.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The goal is to increase competitiveness in order to cope with the crisis which forced the company to lay off 200 employees in February. Moreover, the new facilities are environmentally friendly, having added a treatment plant for water used in the industrial process.

Journalist Leticia Vindas reported on the declarations of Jose Luis Perez, manager of Sales, Finance and Operations in the El Financiero website: "We have the Design Center for the Americas in Costa Rica, i.e. from here we create the most modern and innovative products in lighting. The technology that we implemented allowed us to go from three minutes to 33 seconds on each manual creation of a lighting structure."

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