BriskHeat selects Costa Rica for Latin American operations


BriskHeat, a North American manufacturing company, has selected Costa Rica as the site to establish its Latin American operations and, thus, serve its end customers in the western world in less time.

BriskHeat manufactures heating parts, controls, and accessories for applications in various industries, including semiconductors, pharmaceutical and medical, transportation, agriculture, and aviation/aerospace, as well as food and injection molding, among many others. With its Costa Rican operations, the company will primarily supply the semiconductor industry with future growth opportunities in the consumer goods and life sciences sector.

Costa Rica’s facility will produce thermal blankets and insulation for heating and gas line insulation, condensation prevention, and gas/fluid uniformity. BriskHeat’s current high-volume facilities in other locations are near capacity, so this expansion will help BriskHeat grow and reduce delivery times.

“Costa Rica serves as a location for 47 multinational advanced manufacturing companies that carry out a wide variety of operations,” said Manuel Tovar, the Minister of Foreign Trade. “Briskheat selected our country as the site for its first Latin America operations — a vote of confidence that recognizes Costa Rica’s role in secure, transparent, sustainable, and resilient supply chains. We celebrate this new investment, which will create close to 250 new and quality jobs, as it contributes to our national development.”

BriskHeat is headquartered in the United States and was founded in 1949; it operates a manufacturing plant in Vietnam. Costa Rican operations — specifically, in the Green Park Free Zone in Alajuela — will now be added to their international locations.

BriskHeat plans to hire about 50 people during the remainder of 2022 and, by the end of 2023, it expects to have more than 200 employees in Costa Rica.