11 November 2012

Indian IT Company Infosys BPO to Establish Services Center in Costa Rica

- New center will start operating in January 2013. 
- Located in a Free Trade Zone in Santa Ana 
- Center will employ 100 people 

San Jose - 08 November 2012 - The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) has confirmed today that Infosys BPO Ltd., a leading Indian company, will establish a Services Center to cover its American market and support its growth in Latin America. This news has been confirmed after the information was published in NearshoreAmericas´ web site. 

Initially the services center will measure 1,000 m2, it will be located in a Free Trade Zone in Santa Ana and it will employ 100 people, will the possibility of expanding. Infosys´ new center will start operating in January 2013. 

The center will provide procurement and F&A outsourcing services for a very high profile client. The NearshoreAmericas article adds that Infosys will become part of the Costa Rican sub-sector of companies that specialize in Business Process Outsourcing; nonetheless the company is a leader in the IT industry. 

Gabriela Llobet from CINDE highlighted that “we have been conducting a very important effort to position Costa Rica as a location for Indian companies who are looking to service the American market from Costa Rica. Infosys´ establishment is proof of our potential; a proof that will undoubtedly strengthen the promotion efforts that we will continue to carry out to ensure that Costa Rica is well known and to continue attracting other eastern companies to invest and generate jobs in Costa Rica”. 

According to NearshoreAmericas, Infosys selected Costa Rica as the location for its operation against other countries such as Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and some Mexican cities. 

Minister of Foreign trade, Anabel González, added via email that Infosys´ investment was very meaningful for Costa Rica. “This is an Indian company, global leader in its field, which conducted a thorough and detailed selection process, one that concludes today with the good news that it has chosen our country to establish its new services center, basing their decision on our people´s talent and our competitive advantage. Infosys will now become an ally with whom we will continue to work with to help promote its growth in our country and to strengthen Costa Rica´s positioning as one of the most competitive locations for Foreign Direct Investment in the American continent. We welcome Indian investment in Costa Rica” she commented. 

The news is announced a couple of weeks after a Costa Rican delegation, which included the Vice President, Luis Liberman, CINDE, COMEX, and MICIT visited India on a business and promotion trip. 

Source: CINDE