An article in Nacion.com reports that Rui José Prudencio is the president of Grupo Mix, a company in Costa Rica dedicated to importing Brazilian products through its distributor Dibras.
Rui Prudencio announced that a Brazilian consortium is to develop the beer Colônia in Costa Rica starting next year. This brand is imported and distributed by the Brazilian company already and has been in the country for 9 years.
"Our strong point is going to be beer. A big Brazilian beer company is coming with us, but we can not reveal their name. It is not the same company that makes Colônia", said the Brazilian businessman.
Asked about the capacity of the Costa Rican market for more brands of beer, Gisela Sanchez, director of Corporate Relations at Florida, said "Of course there is space. The beer market has great potential in Costa Rica as our consumption of beer has not even reached the average amount of countries in Latin America. "
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The company, which produces electronic integrated circuit boards, sited its 1,300 m2 plant in the BES zone in Alajuela, where it employs 20 people.
From there, General Microcircuits exports its production weekly to Mooresville, North Carolina, where the product is distributed to the company’s customers
Aquacorporación Internacional and Biomar International will build a food processing plant for tilapia in Cañas, Guanacaste.
The plant will generate 50 new jobs and will begin operations in the first quarter of 2012.
"The factory will serve the domestic market and will export to Central and South America, where the groups have developed tilapia production and other freshwater species." reports Nacion.com.
Del Monte is planning an investment in Costa Rica of over $7 million in a processing plant in order to take advantage of the pineapple juice whose quality is not exportable.
The extraction plant will be located in an area of 6.7 hectares in Volcan de Buenos Aires, Puntarenas.
The Bekaert Group has bought the majority of shares of ArcelorMittal in Costa Rica and will invest $20 million in a plant for the manufacture of steel cables in Orotina.
From a press release issued by Bekaert Group:
Bekaert is expanding in Central America and growing its platform for steel cables.