Commercial Partners 2017

Discover the latest manufacturing solutions

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ATS Applied Tech Systems Ltd.

ATS is an independent solution provider, with 30 years of experience and a wealth of experience undertaking continuous improvement initiatives and Manufacturing IT solution design, deployments and 24/7 support assignments. To learn more visit:


CINDE is a private, non-profit, non-political organization declared of public interest in 1984, responsible for the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Costa Rica. We are committed to providing the best service and assistance to investing companies, at no additional cost.

Companies like Zollner Electronics, Bosch, Evonik, Intel, Emerson, Smiths Group, St. Jude Medical, P&G, IBM and over +250 high-tech multinational companies are leveraging local talent, advantages from the Free Trade Zone Regime (0% Income Tax), a strong command of English, and close proximity to North and South America to boost their operations. Complex functions in metal works, machining, mechatronics and electronics are performed by top local engineers and technicians. Sophisticated software and applications development, digital animation, web design and financial services are just some of the tasks executed by multinational companies with operations in Costa Rica.

In a nutshell, these are the four key areas we can help you: assistance in site selection, meeting the investor’s needs, networking and specialized support

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Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit

DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is one of 12 DuPont businesses. Bringing customers the benefits of an integrated global consulting services and process technology enterprise, DSS applies DuPont’s real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations transform their workplaces and work cultures to become safer, more operationally efficient and more environmentally sustainable. For more information, visit our website at:


We are a management consultancy designed to create value in the evermore complex and dilemmatic business reality.

Never have companies longed more for growth, while insisting on constantly optimising cost. Never has the customer been more central in business strategies, much as focus increases on the processes behind. Never has number and data crunching been more crucial to set the right direction, just as we truly recognise that it is people and culture that will get us there.

We work for companies who respect this complexity and meet it with real ambition. Essentially, it is about connecting strategy and operations – not only focusing on the “why” and the “what”, but also on the “how”. We are the HOW consultancy.

We are not satisfied until we are sure that we create long-lasting value together with our clients. We call it leaving footprints.

We are some 300 people, grown out of the Nordic countries.

Milliken Performance Solutions

Performance Solutions by Milliken works side by side with companies interested in achieving and sustaining operational excellence. The strategic approach that made Milliken one of the safest, most efficient manufacturers in the world is the backbone of the consulting, training, and change management services that Performance Solutions provides worldwide. Performance Solutions by Milliken practitioners are serving over 350 operations, in 23 countries, and spanning a wide variety of industries. To learn more visit:

Orbsen Consulting

Company Profile: Coming Soon


SYSTEMA is a leading solutions provider for the manufacturing industries. 170 Experts in the USA and Germany are working to boost business fundamentals with the passion of engineers. More than 20 years of expertise for the automation IT consulting, deployment and support in shop floor environments have shaped our tacit knowledge of the industry and its mentality. Our promise is to provide the best solution for manufacturing automation at the highest level of innovation - reliable and professional. Our customers are from the sectors of semiconductor manufacturing, sensor manufacturing, automotive, electrical engineering and medical technology. According to the principles of #digitization of manufacturing, #Industry 4.0, we are developing innovative solutions and products for our customers.

SYSTEMA Solutions
  • Equipment Integration and Automation
  • Manufacturing Execution System
  • High and Full Automation Solutions
  • Material Control System
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Manufacturing Performance Optimization

SYSTEMA Services
  • Consulting and Blueprint
  • Green Field deployment and IT System Migration
  • Installation, Operation and Rollout
  • Support

Buck Consultants International

Buck Consultants International is one of the global leaders in developing comprehensive manufacturing footprint/location strategies and selecting sites for new operations in the US, Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Asia Pacific region (including China and India). BCI has offices in Europe in Nijmegen, The Hague (both the Netherlands), London, Frankfurt, Brussels and Paris, in APAC in Shanghai and Singapore (for the whole region, including India) and in the US in Atlanta, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. In the last 30 years we worked for more than 900 clients including companies like Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Becton Dickinson, Coloplast, Medline, Carefusion, Medtronic, Edwards Lifesciences, St Jude, Abbott, Biotronik, Novocure, ExxonMobil, BP, Cytec, Basell, Shell, Novartis, Amgen, Celgene, AstraZeneca, Michael Kors, VF Corporation, Cisco, Columbia Sportswear, Danone, Donaldson, Emerson, ABB, Gentherm, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Mitutoyo, Mondelez, NCR, Nestle, Novartis, Novocure, O’Neill, Philips, Pitney Bowes, Roche, SAP, Sandvik, Urban Outfitters and Yamaha. Our 65 dedicated professionals have the experience and expertise to assist you with realigning your company’s footprint to accommodate geographic growth, geopolitical uncertainties and to improve the bottom line. More information: Johan Beukema, Managing Partner, +31 6 51100938,

Systran Group

SYSTRAN machine translation solutions enable firms to improve their multilingual communication and productivity in many areas such as internal collaboration, big data management, e-discovery, content management, customer support and e-commerce.

With more than 140 language pairs available, SYSTRAN’s solutions are used daily by many global companies, Defense and Security organizations, and translation agencies. Since its creation, SYSTRAN has been a pioneer in automated language processing and currently offers a new generation of engines by exploiting the latest advances offered by artificial neural networks and Deep Learning. To learn more visit:

Lighthouse Systems

Lighthouse Systems is a world-leading vendor of MES/MOM systems.
We think that Smart Manufacturing should be made easy not difficult. Shopfloor-OnlineTM , our manufacturing execution software provides the foundation of smart manufacturing operations by creating the connectivity and visibility previously missing throughout the factory. The MES software helps your people work smarter and assets work harder, so you can deliver superior quality to your customers more efficiently. With 26 modules addressing all aspects of plant operations and offering flexible hosting options, including Cloud, Shopfloor-Online is the cornerstone of your smart manufacturing journey. More information? Visit


AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. The world’s no. 1-ranked engineering design firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. We provide process driven, technology-neutral advice to create facilities perfectly matched to their function. To learn more visit:

Rockwell Automation

Company Profile: Coming Soon


ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally.

ABB AbilityTM includes a wide range of optimization and automation solutions that bring increased quality and precision to even the most complex manufacturing processes. Our solutions are built on industry-leading digital capabilities, combined with decades of experience across multiple manufacturing sectors. From software that streamlines production to predictive maintenance that lowers operating costs, ABB Ability enables manufacturers to know more, do more, do better, together.

Beko Technologies

Independent German company BEKO TECHNOLOGIES develops, manufactures, and sells innovative products and systems worldwide for an optimised compressed air quality – stretching from the simple compressed-air application to demanding process technology.Hardly any other production power has become as indispensable as compressed air in the past 30 years for process and automatic control engineering. Since 1982, BEKO TECHNOLOGIES has introduced numerous innovations into compressed-air technology. It´s range of performances includes the application-oriented treatment of compressed air and compressed gases through filtration and drying, proven condensate technology and instruments for quality surveillance and measurement, completed by consultation, engineering, and service.


Minitab is the leading provider of powerful and easy-to-use quality improvement software. For more than 45 years, organisations in more than 100 countries have transformed their businesses by using Minitab products and services.

Companion by Minitab® is a project management solution focused on continuous improvement methodologies. With best in-class tools and instant insights, tracking KPI’s anywhere in real time, it will help you streamline and standardise your process improvement program. Keep track of all your improvement & innovation projects securely, centrally and globally

We share our customer’s commitment to excellence; our goal is to help them achieve it.

Chartwell Consulting

Chartwell helps leading manufacturing businesses deliver industry beating improvements in: PRODUCTIVITY – PERFORMANCE – PROFIT

Despite much investment in Continuous Improvement and Lean / Six Sigma, large, often hidden opportunities remain within organisations. Our clients trust us to uncover this potential and deliver sustained, step change in their manufacturing operations’ financial performance.

We repeatedly achieve 20% – 50% improvement in performance in 2 – 6 months. We are passionate about delivering results and gladly held accountable for them. All our project work has a “no result, no fee” guarantee. Come and meet us, or hear a real-life case study on Tuesday at 14:40.

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V, Factory Automation – European Business Group

With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, as well as in products for the energy sector, water and waste water, transportation and building equipment.

With around 135.000 employees the company recorded consolidated group sales of 38,8 billion US Dollar* in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.

Our sales offices, research & development centres and manufacturing plants are located in over 30 countries.

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Factory Automation European Business Group (FA-EBG) has its European headquarters in Ratingen near Dusseldorf, Germany. It is a part of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan.

The role of FA-EBG is to manage sales, service and support across its network of local branches and distributors throughout the EMEA region.


Your trusted partner for transformational excellence.

We’re a global team of change specialists and work with manufactures to deliver end-to-end transformational change. Our work is underpinned by the principles of Lean and continuous improvement and we support organisations to grow their capacity, improve productivity, maximise their value and enable innovation. For more than 13 years world-leading organisations have trusted KM&T to support their business improvement. Over the years companies such as Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce have learned how to solve complex challenges by implementing sustainable solutions.

Model N

Model N is a leader in revenue management solutions. Driving mission-critical business processes such as configure, price and quote (CPQ), contract and rebate management, business intelligence, and regulatory compliance, Model N solutions transform the revenue lifecycle from a series of disjointed operations into a strategic end-to-end process. With deep industry expertise, Model N supports the complex business needs of the world’s leading brands in manufacturing, technology and life sciences across more than 100 countries, including Microchip Technology, Fairchild, Ampleon, Sesotec, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific and Novartis. For more information, visit

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