QCOSTARICA – From its Shared Services Center in Costa Rica, the international liquor giant, Bacardi, will serve seven different commercial centers in 32 countries worldwide.
On Wednesday, the company of Cuban origin, inaugurated its 1.600 square meters offices in Avenida Escazú. The company already employs 135, a figure that will rise to 150 in the next three months, and expected to 200 by the end of the year.
The new Bacardi center is one 140 Shared Services Centers already operating in the country, according to th Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas de Desarrollo – CINDE).
Jorge Rodriguez, Assistant Vice President of Bacardi’s Business Solutions,said the company chose settle in Costa Rica, after visiting nine cities in seven different countries worldwide, a year ago.
“Immediately when we arrived Costa Rica, we loved talking to people and open, friendly and helpful employees,” said Rodriguez.
“We are excited to be opening this service center and very impressed with the Costa Rican talent that will help strengthen the legacy of Bacardi which began more than 150 years ago,” Kerry Carr, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions Bacardi and Continuous Improvement Projects, told Elfinancierocr.com.
“We are deeply honored that Bacardi has chosen Costa Rica as a center for operation of shared services. We warmly welcome them and to much success, in what will be a long association of mutual benefit to Bacardi and Costa Rica,” Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade (ministro de Comercio Exterior).
Jorge Sequeira, CEO of CIND said that in 2014 alone, 18 investment projects in the services sector generated 3,500 quality jobs.