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Manufacturing Sector executives:

  • Mónica Umaña
    Mónica Umaña
    Sector lead
  • Gustavo Badilla
    Gustavo Badilla
    Sector Specialist
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Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturing
Sector

A smart manufacturing approach
to deliver on excellence

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Not just nearshoring but bestshoring: From food and agri-tech to the next gen of electronics, robotics and yes…
rocket science!

Bolstered by experience, Costa Rica is leader in production process sophistication in Latin America according to the World Economic Forum. Costa Rica showcases a consolidated smart manufacturing industry that operates with a high level of complexity, broad diversity of products and great dynamism. It plays as a strategic partner of the Global Value Chains (GVC) and their redesign in this new era, delivering on highly productive processes and true ROI on the triple bottom line.

As the new nearshoring takes place to gain operational resilience, redundancy and optimization, Costa Rica has proven to be the right site to ensure business continuity for manufacturing companies while leveraging a robust network of free trade agreements that provides preferential access to 2/3 of the world´s markets including USA, China, EU, Singapore and South Korea.

Costa Rica thrives on performance and it is no wonder why it has been awarded with 3 of the coveted Shingo Awards for operational excellence in 2019. These talented minds drive productivity at all levels, from operational and technical to engineering innovation.

Costa Rica is also a plug-and-play solution for corporations to reach carbon neutral operations given that the country is power 99% on renewable sources. Its global leadership in sustainability and environmental practices makes it an ideal locations for responsible manufacturing.

2.8B
people

Costa Rica free trade agreements give it preferential access to 2.8 billion people and around 67% of the world's GDP

15
trade agreements

The country has 15 trade agreements, including the USA, China, the European Union, Singapore and South Korea

#1
exporter of high-technology

#1 exporter of high-technology in Latin America as % of manufactured exports - World Bank, 2018

99%
Clean energy

Costa Rica is powered by 99% clean energy, a quick step for carbon neutral operations.

$1B
investment

State-of-the-art Port in the Caribbean: $1 billion Investment by APM Terminals

10
years of growth

Sustained growth of productivity, within the Free Trade Zone Regime, in the last 10 years

3
Shingo Awards

Winner of 3 Shingo Awards for operational excellence in 2019

38%
growth

Metal Mechanics exports has grown 38% in the past decade

+3,500
Engineering Graduates

Over 3,500 University Engineering Graduates per year, including industrial, mechanic, electrical and electronic engineers.

1 of 3
Hydrogen production plants

A natural lab for R&D in clean-tech and clean mobility: Costa Rica host one of the only 3 Hydrogen production plants in the Americas

Top 5
city in LATAM

San Jose-Heredia Metro Area: Top 5 most competitive cities in Latin America and the Caribbean for Food and Beverage industry (Site Selection, 2018)

8
of the Top 50

Costa Rica hosts 8 of the global top 50 food processing companies. (Food Processing's Top 100, 2019)

#1
Worldwide

Costa Rica Aerospace Cluster- Costa Rica is now the largest collection of home grown OCONUS AS9100 and Nadcap certified companies in the world

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82 currently active companies in this sector

Agroindustry
  • Blacksheep Regenerative Resource Management

    2020
  • Nicoverde

    2017
  • Primoris Holding

    2018
Assemblies and Sub-assemblies
  • Daewoo Bus

    1995
  • Eaton

    1963
  • GNFT

    2011
  • Matthews International

    2015
  • Oberg Industries

    2002
  • Panasonic

    1966
  • Panduit

    1994
  • Promitel

    2012
  • Prysmian Group

    1971
  • Sylvania - INESA

    1966
  • TMG Manufacturing/ TMG Drilling Supplies

    2014
  • Utitec Medical

    2005
Construction Materials
  • Cemex

    2011
  • Euroconcretos

    2004
  • Midwest Granite

    2020
  • TMG Manufacturing/ TMG Drilling Supplies

    2014
  • Yellow Pallet

    2016
Consumer Electronics
  • Matthews International

    2015
  • Noxtak

    2015
  • Panasonic

    1966
  • Saco International

    1995
  • Vitec / CPP

    1986
Contract Manufacturers
  • Camtronics

    1992
  • ClamCleat

    2012
  • East West Manufacturing

    2010
  • Tico Electronics

    1995
  • Zollner Electronics

    2013
Customer Service/Care (via phone, e-mail & chat)
  • Bimbo

    2015
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
Cybersecurity
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
Diagnostic Equipment
  • Proquinal

    2004
Distribution
  • Aceros Laminados

    2015
  • Q-Source

    2000
  • ZN Fundiciones

    2016
Electric Assemblies
  • Eaton

    1963
  • Prysmian Group

    1971
  • Sylvania - INESA

    1966
Electronic Components
  • Bourns / Trimpot

    1979
  • Controles de Corriente

    2014
  • Electrotechnik

    2009
  • Huber+Suhner

    2008
  • RDF Sensors Group

    2006
  • Samtec

    2006
  • Smiths Group

    1997
Engineering & Design
  • Altanova

    2008
  • Avionyx

    2005
  • FLEX

    1995
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Samtec

    2006
  • Teradyne

    2000
  • Twin Engines

    2016
Engineering, Repair and Maintenance
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Teradyne

    2000
Family Care
  • Kimberly Clark

    2013
  • Kimberly Clark Trading & Services

    2013
Finance & Accounting
  • Bimbo

    2015
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
  • Kimberly Clark

    2013
  • Kimberly Clark Trading & Services

    2013
Food Processing
  • Alimentos Conica

    2014
  • Coca Cola SOLARIUM

    2018
  • Cocojo

    2017
  • Congelados del Monte

    2015
  • Fruta Sana

    2015
  • Frutilight

    2013
  • Jiang Huai

    2017
  • MexiFrutas

    2019
  • Numu Brewing Company

    2018
  • Panifresh

    2013
  • Paradise Ingredients

    2019
  • Sensient

    2009
Human Resources
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
Machining and Tooling
  • Daniels Manufacturing

    1992
  • Indian Global Manufacturing

    2014
  • Olympic Machining

    1996
  • Prolex S.A. an ITW Company

    2013
  • Smiths Group

    1997
  • Tico Electronics

    1995
  • TMG Manufacturing/ TMG Drilling Supplies

    2014
  • Vitec / CPP

    1986
Metalwork
  • Daniels Manufacturing

    1992
  • Indian Global Manufacturing

    2014
  • Oberg Industries

    2002
  • Okay Industries

    2012
  • Olympic Machining

    1996
  • Utitec Medical

    2005
Other
  • Pacific Biofuel

    2020
Packaging
  • Greif

    1994
  • Gualapack

    2012
Parts Manufacturing
  • Bridgestone

    1967
  • Componentes Innovadores LTDA

    2005
  • CooperStandard

    2004
  • Daewoo Bus

    1995
  • Deshler Automotive Products

    2008
  • Firestone Industrial Products

    2009
  • FLEX

    1995
  • Promitel

    2012
  • Proquinal

    2004
Real Estate
  • Grupo Guerrero

    2013
Recycling
  • Metalub

    2017
  • Valu Shred

    2012
RF Devices & Components Manufacturing
  • Qorvo

    1996
Semiconductors
  • Qorvo

    1996
Software Development
  • Avionyx

    2005
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
Software Maintenance
  • Avionyx

    2005
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
Suppliers
  • Oberg Industries

    2002
  • Okay Industries

    2012
  • Utitec Medical

    2005
Technical Support (Tier 1-4)
  • Ingram Micro

    2012
  • Intel EDC

    2011
  • Intel Megalab

    2014
  • Intel R&D

    2015
  • Intel SS

    2005
Telecommunications
  • GNFT

    2011
  • Panduit

    1994
Textile Processing
  • Hilos A&E

    1994
  • IKOR

    1999
  • Proquinal

    2004
  • Rawlings

    1987
  • Relaxtech

    2011
  • SAE A. Trading

    2012
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Manufacturing executive:
Mónica Umaña

Mónica Umaña

Sector lead
Gustavo Badilla

Gustavo Badilla

Sector Specialist
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