Bimbo inaugurates new center in Costa Rica

by Eric Schroeder
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On May 6, Grupo Bimbo inaugurated its new Global Shared Services Center  in the Tres Ríos district, located in La Unión de Cartago in Costa Rica. 

MEXICO CITY — Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. on May 6 inaugurated its new Global Shared Services Center (GSSC) in the Tres Ríos district, located in La Unión de Cartago in Costa Rica. Grupo Bimbo said it invested more than $2.5 million in the construction of the facility, which wrapped up in April.

The center already has more than 80 collaborators working, a number that is expected to rise to more than 200 job positions filled by the end of 2017.

“Today we celebrate the creation of 200 new jobs before the end of next year, jobs in fields such as English language, finance, accounting and customer service,” said Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera. “Grupo Bimbo has attained the consolidation of its operations in Costa Rica, with foreign investment bringing jobs and well-being, for which we are very happy, and thus we are committed to continued strengthening of competitiveness conditions in our country.”

Ruben Marquez, vice-president of Global Shared Services for Grupo Bimbo, added, “We have been in Costa Rica for 20 years now, and this new operation strengthens our global shared services capacity and braces our faith in the talent and leadership of its people, together with whom we expect to shoulder new challenges to create new capacities and grow together.”

Grupo Bimbo said it made the decision to install the GSSC in Tres Ríos after careful analysis.

“This is a strategic location for our collaborators given its ease of access and its proximity to residential areas and to the main higher education centers of the country,” said Jazmín Alvarado, GSSC vice-president for Grupo Bimbo in Costa Rica.
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