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Advanced Manufacturing Sector

#1 in production process sophistication

in Latin America

From electronics to rocket propulsion
and everything in between

Manufacturing has had a fantastic journey in Costa Rica

From tires and batteries in the 70s, to precision machining, plastic injection molding and electronic manufacturing in the 90s, to the development of advanced plasma rocket propulsion technology (VASIMR) in this millenium.

Today, Costa Rica hosts companies doing engineering, product design and R&D for electronics and aerospace; including R&D for new microchip tech design. These are just a few of them:

  • Fixtures
  • Assembly
  • Spare parts
  • Cutters
  • Tools
  • Precision Machining
  • Grinding
  • Wire EDM
  • Metal stamping
  • Etching
  • Welding
  • Laser Welding
  • Plating
  • Dies
  • Progressive Dies
  • Molds
Main companies:
  • Oberg industries
  • Techspray (ITW)
  • Veridiam
  • Okay
  • Tires
  • Stamped parts
  • Vinyl
  • Air springs
  • LED Lighting
  • Sensors
  • Switches
  • PCBA
  • Bus Assembly
  • Chassis and body for buses
  • Aluminum Tubing
  • Plastic injection molding Insert molding
Main companies:
  • Bridgestone
  • Firestone Industrial Products
  • Batteries
  • Harness assembly
  • Toroid’s
  • Coaxial cables
  • Connectors
  • Switches
  • Filters
  • Sensors
  • Attenuators
  • Chip resistors
  • Diodes
  • Potentiometers
  • Optical devices
  • RF components
  • SAW processors
  • Thru-hole PCBA
  • Fiber optic systems
  • Substrate population
  • Microwave components
  • Circuit protection components
  • Electromechanical assembly
  • Wire, copper and aluminum cable manufacturing
Main companies:
  • qorvo
  • Zollner Electronics
  • Samtec
  • Panduit
Electronics Services
  • PCB repair
  • Process design
  • Product redesign
  • R&D
  • New product design
  • Software development
  • Reverse engineering for testing
  • Process management engineering
  • Mechanical design of hardware
  • Test & Development Engineering
  • EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services)
  • Assembly and Testing of electronic components
  • Production Engineering (value chain optimization)
  • Manufacturing design
  • Design for testability
Main companies:
  • Intel
  • National Instruments
  • Teradyne
  • Ingram Micro
  • emerson
  • suttle
  • Welding
  • R&D
  • Safety cables
  • Connectors
  • Switches
  • Sensors
  • RF components
  • Harness assembly
  • Engineering & Design
  • Microwave components
  • Joysticks for helicopters
  • Motors for horizontal stabilizer
  • Assembly of rotors and engine parts
  • Testing of flight controls software
  • Plasma rocket propulsion technology
Main companies:
  • Avionyx
  • Tico Electronics
  • Daniels Manufacturing
  • RDF Sensors Group

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Advanced Manufacturing is a

consolidated industry in Costa Rica

Here are a few highlights of the sector

  • exporting to the world

    Over 400 different products exported to +60 countries

  • specialized exports

    In 2015, exports of electric and electronics products represented 12% of total industrial products exports.

  • Global Value Chains exports

    27.1% of total exports of goods in 2015 were linked to Global Value Chains

  • Aerospace is booming

    +1,000 employees working in the Aerospace industry, with over 400 holding technical level functions. 

  • Aerospace exports

    Aeronautical / Aerospace total exports reached more than $27 million in 2015

  • automotive exports

    Automotive total exports amounted to more than $189 million in 2015

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