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Proquinal will expand operation in Costa Rica hiring 160 more people

FEBRUARY 23rd 2017

• Company will expand its plant located in Alajuela by 9,000 square meters.
• Products made in Costa Rica are marketed in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

San José, February 23, 2017. The Colombian company Proquinal announced the expansion of its operations in Costa Rica and the immediate hiring of 160 employees for its plant in El Coyol in Alajuela, which will add to the current 355 Employees.

The manufacturing company produces upholstery for cinema, stadium and automotive industry seats.

Proquinal justified this reinvestment in Costa Rica, thanks to the quality of the found human talent, the infrastructure of the area and the political stability of the country, which has enabled them to grow while maintaining high quality standards. 

Vice President Ana Helena Chacón said "we are proud that multinational companies base their investment decisions on human talent and the high qualification of our people. This demonstrates that the training of the human resource in Costa Rica is paramount and therefore, the education of our people must be one of the pillars of development. This expansion of operations fills me with satisfaction, because it shows the confidence that we project as a country. We continue to work on propositional actions to continue attracting more foreign investment. " 

Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade, was very pleased by the announcement. "PROQUINAL belongs to an important sector of the Costa Rican economy, that of manufacturing. Like other sectors, manufacturing has had to undergo a constant transformation, due to the global environment. Through the incorporation of new technologies, it is managing to produce goods that are increasingly complex and sophisticated, adjusted to the changing needs of the world market; As well as fostering productive linkages with other sectors of the economy. In a challenging and demanding scenario, as a country we are pleased to know that a company like PROQUINAL continues to find in Costa Rica an ally for its global operations, which will bring us closer to a development that understands and takes advantage of Costa Rican talent throughout the country. National territory. From the Government we assign high priority to maintain the conditions of competitiveness necessary for companies to continue to grow and offering Costa Ricans quality employment opportunities. We reiterate our commitment to continue working hard for it. "

Moisés Hernández, Administration and Finance Manager said "Proquinal Costa Rica, SA is pleased to inform you that today we are inaugurating the expansion of our production plant, with an investment of US$ 24,000,000, which will allow us to double our productive capacity to continue providing materials that cover spaces with innovation, design and high performance throughout the world. This expansion includes the installation of new machines with state-of-the-art technology, the implementation of a logistics solution designed and developed by Costa Rican micro-enterprises, as well as the generation of 160 new jobs."

Jorge Sequeira, Managing Director of CINDE, said "Costa Rica exports more than 4,000 products to 150 trading partners worldwide. The manufacturing sector employs engineers, administrators, technicians, operators of different kinds, among other professionals in Costa Rica, who make this sector a very important one for the country. Proquinal is a clear example of how these companies have created opportunities in Costa Rica for many sectors of the population, thanks to the training they receive from these companies, they are able to carry out their work with greater added value. "

Proquinal will hire technical and operational personnel immediately. Those interested can send their resume to cvalverde@proquinal.co.cr and svillalobos@proquinal.co.cr 

About Proquinal
Proquinal® member of Spradling Group Inc; Develops specialized vinyl fabrics and floors for multiple segments and endless uses around the world. Thanks to the technological contribution and the continuous improvement and innovation, design and high performance is leader in the national market with presence in more than 70 countries. It has production facilities in Colombia and Costa Rica, which meet high quality standards and are endorsed by environmentally friendly processes.

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