Sysco will invest US$5 million in the city of Heredia (Costa Rica) to install a support center of its own.
The Texas-based company says it will hire 300 professionals over the next four years and that it will provide a variety of technical and administrative support services to its global operations.
These services will include finance, human resources, technology, supply chain management, process improvement and project management.
The Heredia facility has LEED certification and a range of amenities for employees, such as a coffee lounge, rooftop, outdoor areas and training room space.
“Initially, these services will cater to Sysco’s US-based business units and may grow to service other Sysco businesses outside the US in the future,” stated CINDE, Costa Rica’s investment promotion agency.
Costa Rica is already familiar to Sysco. In 2017, the firm acquired Mayca Distribuidores, a leading local food distributor which employs over 800 locals. The company has a strong presence in neighboring Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama as well.
Costa Rica has free trade agreements with over 50 countries. This makes it easy for Sysco to export its products to other countries.