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Published on Thursday, September 9, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Danish multinational company, Coloplast, opened its first factory in Central America, in La Lima Industrial Park, in Cartago Province.

The company specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing medical devices and services related to ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care.

According to the company, it is the first of two planned factories in Costa Rica. The next factory is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022. Both factories will be connected to Costa Rica’s electrical power grid, which is supplied by almost 100% renewable sources. This supports the company’s sustainability ambition of using 100% renewable energy in its own production by 2025.

The investment in the two factory buildings is more than half a billion Danish kroner, approximately $79.5 million, they said.

The new facilities are to support the global growth, which produces medical devices, including ostomy pouches and catheters, for people with intimate healthcare needs.

“Our new factory in Costa Rica is another great milestone in the company’s mission to help those with intimate healthcare needs," Kristian Villumsen, President and CEO of Coloplast said. "The purpose of the factory is to meet the increasing demand by producing and supplying products that will improve the quality of life for many people worldwide.” 

The firm counts more than 200 employees and expects to hire 500 more. People interested in a job vacancy should visit the company Careers site.

More international companies are choosing Costa Rica as the right place to expand their operations.

This week, Concentrix, a subsidiary of California-based SYNNEX Corporation, announced the opening of 1,000 jobs in its Costa Rica branch.

Recently, the India-headquartered technology company, ValueLabs, announced that they will hire 100 people in Costa Rica.

Also this month, Ohio-based Procter & Gamble, P&G, offered 380 jobs to reinforce its Shared Services Center, located in Santa Ana.

Although several companies are offering jobs, Costa Rica remains with a 17.4% unemployment rate, according to the National Employment Survey. The survey reveals that there are approximately more than 423,000 people without registered jobs in the country from May to July 2021.

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