World-class company in Costa Rica
The World Health Organization currently ranks Costa Rica as the 36th best health care system in the world.
The U.S. is ranked 37th. Costa Rica is home to highly trained physicians that provide quality health care and serve medical tourists at a fraction of the cost compared to the United States and Canada.
The American company Abbott, which specializes in health care, "announced it will open a manufacturing plant for cardiovascular catheters devices, for which it will invest $ 50 million. That figure will go to salaries and the construction and equipping of 16,000 square meters (172,000 sq feet) facilities, which will rise in the free zone The Coyol, Alajuela
The soil removal work for the future construction of the plant Abbott began several days ago.
Costa Rica has a favorable environment and has a skilled workforce, this is one of many reasons why this type of companies choose our country.
The company expects to employ up to 500 people at this new site by the end of 2012, a figure rising to 3,000 in the medium term.
Abbott is a leader in the field of medical devices, and once again confirms that Costa Rica offers favorable conditions to expand International operations. Among these conditions we must mention political and economical stability, skilled and educated labor force, infrastructure, and more.
The Abbott company, considered the world's most admired pharmaceutical Rank according to the latest Fortune magazine, has plants in the U.S.. UU., Canada, UK, Ireland, Switzerland and Germany.
This would be the fourth opening (or reinvestment) in four months: Nitinol Devices & Components started operations in June; Motif opened its headquarters last August, and St. Jude Medical expanded its operations in the country just a week ago.
Extracted from Periodico La Nacion, Costa Rica.