WHY COSTA RICA

Costa Ricans

The key to high tech development

Costa Rica’s workforce stands out as a key element of the country’s value proposition.   Highly skilled people, multilingual capabilities and a close relationship with the Academia have turned a territory that encompasses only 0.03% of the world's surface into a leader in production process sophistication in Latin America according to WEF 2016-17

 

Our qualified human talent, social progress, a long-standing track record of 120 years of solid democracy, economic and political stability, has helped accelerate the country into becoming part of the high-tech Global Value Chain.

 

Costa Rica’s manufacturing capabilities combine with high level of complex and innovative processes results in a wide range of sophisticated products.

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Our development

Highly productive

Job creation

Competitiveness

1st in Availability of Engineers and Scientist in Latin America. WEF 2015-2016

 2 fold job creation between years 2000 – 2015.

High-tech company presence growth from 30 to 52 between 2000 – 2015.

Quality process

Our industry has been specializing over the years, starting with batteries and tires in the 1970s, precision machinery, molding and plastic injection manufacturing in the 1990s, to the development of rocket propulsion with advanced plasma technology in this millennium.

 

This whole process of development of technology is characterized by its consistent quality. We continue to demonstrate this in our companies working on engineering, product design, R&D for electronics and aerospace; including research and development for a new microchip design technology.

Our industry

Exporting to the world

Specialized Exports

Global Value Chain Exports

Over 400 different products exported to +60 countries

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

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

Aerospace is booming

Aerospace Exports

Automotive Exports

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

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

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

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METALWORKS

Fixtures

Assembly

Spare Parts

Cutters

Tools

Precision Machining

Grinding

Wire EDM

Metal Stamping

Etching

Welding

Laser Welding

Plating

Dies

Progressive Dies

Molds

ELECTRONICS
MANUFACTURING

Batteries

Harness Assembly

Toroid’s

Coaxial Cables

Connectors

Switches

Filters

Sensors

Chip Resistors

Diodes

Potentiometers

Optical Devices

RF Components

Saw Processors

Thru-Hole PCBA

SMT PCBA

Attenuators

Fiber Optic Systems

Substrate Population

Microwave Components

Circuit Protection Components

Electromechanical Assembly

Wire and Copper Cable Manufacturing

AEROSPACE

Fixtures

Assembly

Spare Parts

Cutters

Tools

Precision Machining

Grinding

Wire EDM

Metal Stamping

Etching

Welding

Laser Welding

Plating

Dies

Progressive Dies

Molds

 
Costa Rica Aerospace Cluster

WHY
COSTA RICA