American manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced Monday that it will open in Costa Rica a new supply-chain planning center for its entire operation in Latin America.
The new facilities mean an investment of $5-6 million and the creation of 500 new jobs for engineers, business administrators and logistics and customs specialists.
The center will consolidate supply-chain planning of 25 company operations on the continent.
P&G has operated in the country since 1999 and chose Costa Rica again after evaluating several other countries.
The announcement was made by Foreign Trade Minister Anabel González, P&G Associate Director of Communications Alejandra Cob and P&G General Manager of Costa Rica Tara Polanco.