BriskHeat, a North American manufacturing company, has selected Costa Rica as the site to establish its Latin American operations in an effort to more quickly serve its end customers in the western world.
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. 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,” said Manuel Tovar, minister of Foreign Trade.
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.The company seeks people with experience in the basic handling of industrial sewing machines, assembly, and manufacturing, as well as teamwork skills.
Since 1949, BriskHeat has provided a full range of surface and immersion heating solutions used for freeze protection, condensation prevention, flow/viscosity control, vacuum bake-out, composite curing, and temperature process control. BriskHeat’s primary manufacturing facilities and headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio. BriskHeat has a worldwide sales network including sales offices in Taiwan, China, and Germany, as well as a manufacturing facility in Vietnam. In 2017, BriskHeat was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2021, BriskHeat became part of NIBE Industrier AB, a global group of manufacturing companies with over 15,000 employees worldwide.