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Published on Monday, September 13, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

With more than five decades in Costa Rica, a global power management leader based in Dublin Ireland, Eaton Corporation, is expanding its production plant located in Moravia Canton, San José Province.

According to the firm, this year the company will invest more than $1.2 million in new equipment, cutting-edge technology and manufacturing process improvements.

"Despite difficult worldwide conditions in the last year, Eaton is stronger and experiencing rising demand for its energy management solutions in major projects in Central America and the Caribbean," the firm said in its statement.

To continue supplying its local and regional customers, Eaton will start manufacturing two new product lines this year, thus assuring its current and future growth.

“The investment has also led to improvements in manufacturing, painting, and assembly processes," said Pedro Kastrup Raposo, Eaton’s operations manager for Central America and the Caribbean. "Such is the case of the new PRL 1, 2, and 3 panel board production line, where we will increase production efficiency and reduce delivery times to our customers.”

Currently, Eaton has about 92,000 employees worldwide and customers in more than 175 countries. In Central America and the Caribbean, they employ more than 170 people. Due to the business expansion, the company will be opening new jobs in product production, manufacturing and assembly. People interested in applying for a job should visit the company's Careers site.

The company has played a strategic role in large-scale projects such as the Panama Canal expansion, the Tocumen International Airport, several hospital-construction projects in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, and commercial and renewable energy projects in Panama, Puerto Rico, and El Salvador. This has helped Eaton expand its manufacturing capacities and identify critical technologies for its operations.

According to Eaton, they have invested more than $5 million in the last four years in its Costa Rican plant as part of its vocation for continuous growth.

Eaton is one of many companies announcing this month an expansion of its operations in Costa Rica.  Last week, the Danish multinational company, Coloplast, opened its first factory in Central America, in La Lima Industrial Park in Cartago Province.

Also, 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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