Bridgestone expands operations in Costa Rica

June 2, 2011

Tire manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation will build its new Latin America financial service center in Costa Rica, the company announced Wednesday.

The new center will allow the company to improve its information technologies infrastructure and standardize other processes, according to a press statement issued by the Costa Rican Investment Board (CINDE). 

The service headquarters would create about 100 new jobs. The company said it chose Costa Rica to build the center based on the country’s political stability and high skilled workforce.

“This new structure will improve the financial services for our business units throughout the Latin American region,” said Humberto Goméz, president of Bridgestone Latin America. “This center will help the company grow and strengthen the talent of our workforce.”

The business will put an additional $70 million into its manufacturing facility located in Heredia. The company invested $18 million into a springs factory located in Turrialba that opened in 2009.

“Costa Rica is an excellent place to do business,” said Gary Garfield, CEO of Bridgestone Americas Inc. “The workforce is highly skilled and motivated, so it’s strategic for us to invest in here.”

You may be interested

5 questions for US painter Suzahn King
Weekend Arts Spotlight
66 views
Weekend Arts Spotlight
66 views

5 questions for US painter Suzahn King

Elizabeth Lang - May 20, 2018

Suzahn King's paintings, known for their intricate details, are currently focused on her surroundings in Costa Rica, a country she…

Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind
Artists
254 views
Artists
254 views

Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind

Elizabeth Lang - May 18, 2018

This is the story of Nicaraguan-based French artist Jean Marc Calvet: a man whose complex life, obscurities and misfortunes overwhelmed…

Traditional masks
Tico Times Pic of the Day
269 views
Tico Times Pic of the Day
269 views

Traditional masks

The Tico Times - May 18, 2018

Creating masks out of balsa wood, carved by their own hands and based on the their community's traditions, the Brunca…