The company is located in Coyol Free Zone in Alajuela, Costa Rica

  • Company to hire 300 employees on a short-term basis

October, 2022. In 2016, the first contact lens manufacturing plant in Costa Rica opened its doors in Coyol Free Zone. A little more than six years later, with 1,000 employees and an estimated investment of US$220 million, the company announces a new hiring process for 300 more employees; as part of its second expansion to launch new production lines.

“These first 6 years of CooperVision in Costa Rica have been an extraordinary experience… the growth we have had… the success of the operation has been unique and greater than we expected. Added to this, we have been able to recruit effectively and this is one of the main reasons why we decided to grow in the country and increase the production volumes of our operation”, said Rolando Torres, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing Operations of CooperVision.

Currently, in addition to being LEED Gold certified and having one of the best On-Boarding processes in the region, the company has 14 injection molding lines, as well as 14 sealers, so the entry into operation of new lines will strengthen its objective of creating and exporting medical devices of the highest quality in an excellent working environment.

CooperVision is a trusted global leader in the contact lens industry

Its facilities in Costa Rica produce, through the use of high-precision equipment and automation, Clariti 1 Day contact lenses, a healthier alternative to contact lenses, as they contain silicone hydrogel and water, which allows the eyes to stay moist and comfortable throughout the day.

“Coyol Free Zone celebrates the success of the companies that have placed their trust in our park to develop their expansion projects, as is the case of CooperVision. Thanks to this trust, Coyol Free Zone has reached 15 years of operation as a leading free zone in the region, with the capacity to provide job opportunities to 22,000 employees in the 31 companies it currently houses”, concluded Carlos Wong, Managing Director of Coyol Free Zone.

As part of the hiring process for the 300 new employees, CooperVision will recruit personnel in operational areas such as manufacturing, quality and equipment maintenance, among others. Those who wish to join the recruitment process of a highly automated organization with robust sustainability programs, educational support and a focus on operational excellence, can apply at the following website

About Coyol Free Zone

Coyol Free Zone is the leading medical device export park in Costa Rica, exporting more than US$2 billion per year, which is equivalent to 30% of the exports of the manufacturing segment of the country’s Free Zone Regime.
For the past three years, it has been a member of the Top 10 Free Trade Zones in the World and was named the Best Free Trade Zone in the Americas for the second consecutive year. It also received an Honorable Mention for Environmental Practices, Infrastructure and Logistics, awarded by fDi Intelligence in 2022.
In addition, it is the Best Free Trade Zone in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Most Innovative Free Trade Zone of the Year and the Best Business Center for Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing, according to The European magazine, as well as the Most Resilient Free Trade Zone in the World before Covid-19, according to Investment Monitor in 2021.