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Samtec hiring 150 people for its Alajuela medical devices plant

The American company Samtec will hire 150 new workers for its medical devices plant located in the Zona Franca Zeta, in Alajuela.   The company has 14 years of operating in Costa Rica and currently has 1,010 employees. The new workers will be for assembly processes, manual...

Hologic opens Costa Rican financial services center

Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer Hologic, Inc. on Tuesday (February 18) inaugurated its 32-employee financial services center in Costa Rica, expanding the company's presence in the Central American country. The service center has been in operation since June 2019 in the Coyol Free Trade Zone in...

New Investments Planned In Medical Devices Plant

Bayer announced that it plans to expand the operation of its medical device plant and shared service center in Costa Rica in the next two years. The increase in its presence in Costa Rica is part of the plan to adjust the operation in Central...

Costa Rica among the 50 richest countries in the world

Costa Rica ranks last among the 50 richest countries in the world, according to GOBankingRates. The annual GDP per capita, that is, the result of dividing the total production of a country in a year, among its number of inhabitants, is US$11,810.08 According to GoBankingRates,...

Dual Education Drives “Bilingual Millennials” As A New Employment Trend In Costa Rica

Bilingual millennials in Costa Rica have become the new employment trend, thanks to the implementation of dual education, according to recruiters and other experts consulted by La Republica. This teaching modality combines classroom instruction with a practice directed at companies, which allows young people to...

Costa Rica’s medical devices cluster is in excellent health, despite cold economy

The manufacturing cluster of medical devices in Costa Rica is enjoying excellent health, just when the rest of the economy is catching a cold. Over the last three months, there have been announcements of extensions of production lines, hiring of new staff, and company, by...

Medical Devices Company Announces Costa Rica Expandion and 1,100 New Jobs

Microvention-Terumo announced it will be doubling its production capacity in Costa Rica by the end of the year and plans to expand its facilities and hire an additional 1,100 people starting at the beginning of 2019. The new facilities will be located in the Zona...

Tourism Generated US$228 Billion In The Last Decade

Tourism has become the great machine for obtaining dollars for the Costa Rican economy, and the data supports the claim. In the last ten years, the tourism industry generated US$28 billion dollars and with the exception of 2009, due the consequences of the global crisis,...

Medical Device Companies Give Life To A New Consortium In Costa Rica

It is estimated that this year the exports of medical devices - mainly industrial export from Costa Rica - will reach US$3 billion dollars, an increase of 22% over last year. This growth prompted ten companies medical device manufacturing and exporting companies to join forces...

Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of foreign exchange in the country, despite strong growth in the last four years in the value of sales of precision and medical equipment. In the first half...

Medical Devices Keep Up Momentum in Costa Rica

QCOSTARIA - Some 63 foreign companies in Costa Rica operate facilities for manufacturing medical supplies and devices in areas such as neuromodulation, dentistry, cardiovascular, orthopedics and endoscopy. At the end of 2014 exports of medical devices totaled US$1.9 billion, ie 19% more than reported in...

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