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Lonza to Establish a Shared Services Center in Costa Rica

OCTOBER 31st 2017


•Company anticipates hiring 65 employees through the next 4 months.
•The new center in CR will serve the corporation in the Americas.

San Jose, October 31 2017.  Lonza, one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, announced today it plans to open a shared services center in Costa Rica to serve the company´s operation in the Americas. 

Lonza will begin hiring and expects to create nearly 65 jobs in the country by the end of the year. Positions will primarily include accounting and finance roles.

The new shared services center of Lonza will be located in Escazu Village.  

Lonza is seeking for fully bilingual (English and Spanish) and professional candidates with knowledge in finance. In addition, the company will be hiring people for human resources roles.
Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade, said "Costa Rica is honored to become the home of a company with a brilliant track record in the world, incorporating innovation and high technology in its products. Lonza arrives in Costa Rica thanks to our commercial opening, our investment climate, our human talent and the Free Trade Zone regime that the country offers. Today, this new service center for the Americas, will employ about 65 Costa Ricans. We thank the company for the confidence placed in Costa Rica. We will continue to work as a country to be that strategic ally that they require in the development of their operations."

Jorge Sequeira, CINDE’s Managing Director added: "The excellent human talent found in Costa Rica is the main reason why prestigious multinational companies, such as Lonza, decide to install their operations in the country. Excluding tourism, the services sector exported US$4,812 million in 2016. Exports of telecommunications services, information, and other business services accounted for 7% of GDP in 2016. We are confident that the Costa Rican human talent will enable the company to successfully consolidate its operations."

About Lonza
Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide.

For more information
Interested job applicants should browse our current job opportunities and then look for jobs under: CR - San José:  http://www.lonza.com/about-lonza/careers/available-jobs.aspx

Media inquiries to:
Carlos Morales
CINDE
cmorales@cinde.org