The facilities will be located in the Costa Rica Green Valley Business Park in  Alajuela Province.   - Green Valley Business Park photo -

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Mexican factory, Nitrile Gloves, will build a 43,000- square foot plant in Costa Rica to manufacture nitrile gloves.

According to the company, the facilities will be located in the Green Valley Business Park in Grecia Canton, Alajuela Province.

Nitrile Gloves has more than 55 years of experience in producing gloves, paired with needs arising from the pandemic and the daily use and awareness regarding the protection and care of the hands, said the company in its statement. “That prompted the company to launch this project in Costa Rica, thus taking advantage of the facilities and benefits that the country provides for investment projects of this type," they said.

The company will hire 25 new employees, during the first stage of the project in operational and administrative areas. Those interested in applying for a job should fill out a form on the Green Valley Business Park site.

At the end of 2020, outside internationals companies had employed 3,660 Costa Ricans, like Nitrile Gloves, who had invested outside the Greater Metropolitan Area, which is the area made up of cities in the outskirts of San José such as Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago, according to the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE.

Nitrile Gloves is one of many international firms recently announcing investment in Costa Rica. August proved to be a busy month with multinational companies announcing their expansions or coming to Costa Rica- all investing in the country.

The Massachusetts-based company, Teradyne, announced an investment of $20 million for its expansion of operations in its Alajuela facilities branch.

Also, the Texas-based company, National Instruments Corporation, NI, announced they’re investing $2.8 million in the expansion and renovation of its facilities in Heredia Province.

Another Michigan-based company, Stryker, announced it will establish a global procurement center in the San Antonio Business Park in Heredia Province.

The Tennessee-based company, Bridgestone Americas, announced the investment of $2 million on expanding operations of its Firestone Industrial Products air springs production plant in Cartago Province.

The Canadian-based company Baylis Medical, a developer of innovative medical devices in cardiology, opened its operations in Cartago Province.

Although these companies are offering several jobs, Costa Rica remains with an 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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