National Instruments to Open Shared
Operations Center in Costa Rica
New Center Will Optimize Global Operations and Expand Support
to Customers in North, Central and South America
NEWS RELEASE November 16, 2010 National Instruments, a
global technology company based in Austin, Texas, today announced
it is opening a shared operations center in San José, Costa
Rica. Scheduled to open in Q2 2011, the new center is expected to
employ 200 people over the next five years in customer relationship
management, financial services, IT and sales operations positions.
National Instruments is opening the center, which is expected to be
a $700,000 USD investment by the end of 2011, to optimize global
operations to support the companys growth.
The widespread adoption of National Instruments software and
hardware has resulted in strong, long-term growth for our company,
and the new center in Costa Rica will help us better support our
customers in North, Central and South America, said John Graff,
vice president of sales and marketing for Americas at National
Instruments. We selected Costa Rica as the site of our new center
because of its competitive business infrastructure, talented
workforce and unique culture that promotes education and continuous
learning and empowers its people with a drive to succeed.
Founded in 1976, National Instruments develops and manufactures
software and hardware products that engineers and scientists use
for test, control and embedded design applications. Throughout the
companys history, National Instruments has demonstrated a solid
track record of revenue growth and strong financial performance,
most recently reporting record revenue for Q3 2010 of $220 million
USD. More than 30,000 companies worldwide use NI technology across
a variety of industries such as energy, life sciences, automotive
and wireless communications to develop innovative solutions for
some of the worlds greatest challenges.
We are pleased to announce the establishment of National
Instruments in Costa Rica, said Anabel González, minister of
foreign trade in Costa Rica. They are a job-generating source and
proof of our progress towards the goals set by the government in
terms of FDI attraction and exports; a goal which we have been
working towards with the close collaboration of CINDE.
National Instruments currently is recruiting experienced people to
fill key management positions for the new center. Readers
interested in applying for jobs can e-mail a resume to
[email protected]. Additionally, National Instruments
will be attending the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency
(CINDE) Bilingual Job Fair in San José in February 2011 to
recruit and interview candidates for all positions.
The arrival of National Instruments to Costa Rica reaffirms our
country´s competitiveness as an ideal destination for leading
companies from the services industry, said Gabriela Llobet,
director general for CINDE. In this case, National Instruments will
be providing service in the areas of finance, customer management,
and information technology; displaying the evolution that this
sector has undergone by maturing and branching out to
multidisciplinary operations with higher-added value.