Hitachi Solutions, a Japanese IT consulting firm, arrived in Costa Rica to provide nearshore IT services to its American clients.
The Tokyo-based firm already engaged about 100 IT specialists for its San Jose delivery center, with company executives estimating that the number will more than double in the next few years.
Costa Rica is the fifth Latin American country in which Hitachi Solutions has established its presence. The firm employs 500 people in Mexico and 300 people in Brazil. The Buenos Aires and Bogota offices employ less than 100 individuals.
Expanding operations in Latin America is the “next step in our growth strategy,” said Jerry Hawk, CEO of Hitachi Solutions America. “This unique opportunity to further accelerate our advisory and solution services business in an area rich in untapped talent will strengthen Hitachi Solutions’ global footprint and help us better meet our customers’ needs.”
The services provided by Hitachi are entirely focused on Microsoft platforms such as Dynamics 365, SharePoint and Azure.
It reported US$164 million in sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, according to Owler. Consulting services account for a good amount of company business, with systems integration and application development accounting for about half of its sales.