Vitec manufactured in Costa Rica the tripods for the brand Manfrotto

Vitec Videocom Costa Rica yesterday inaugurated an expansion of its plant located in the industrial area of Cartago, which used to manufacture of tripods of the brand Manfrotto Italian.

These accessories are added to the list of those already this company produces some years in the country, under labels like Oconnor, Vinten and Sachtler, among others.

July Lizano, president of the Vitec operation in Costa Rica, said that given the success of production and reputation acquired by local operational management, the Vitec Group, which is part of the Videocom, decided to move part of maintaining operations in Italy.

“In the past had moved operations from Germany and England,” said Lizano. The new phase had a cost of $ 5 million and reached an area of 2,000 square meters (m²). This plant reaches 5,500 square meters.

Projected the opening of 100 additional jobs over the next three years.

According to, Lizano, on average exported annually between $ 30 and $ 35 million, manufacturing cost, because here the product goes to the distribution centers Vitec who determine the final price.

It also confirms that in 2011 to 7% sales Videocom, at the global level reflects to the participation of Costa Rica.

Vitec Group owns some of the most recognized brands of equipment for filming and photography. In Costa Rica was installed by Vitec Videocom, in 1985.

It started with an investment of $ 150,000 and hiring 15 people. Since then the plant expanded twice, and payroll employees increased to 150.

“In the past had moved operations from Germany and England,” said Lizano. The new phase had a cost of $ 5 million and reached an area of 2,000 square meters (m²). This plant reaches 5,500 square meters.

Projected the opening of 100 additional jobs over the next three years.

According to, Lizano, on average exported annually between $ 30 and $ 35 million, manufacturing cost, because here the product goes to the distribution centers Vitec who determine the final price.

It also confirms that in 2011 to 7% sales Videocom, at the global level reflects to the participation of Costa Rica.

Vitec Group owns some of the most recognized brands of equipment for filming and photography. In Costa Rica was installed by Vitec Videocom, in 1985.

It started with an investment of $ 150,000 and hiring 15 people. Since then the plant expanded twice, and payroll employees increased to 150.

According to Matthew Danillowicz, Vitec Videocom global president, operations here are the most important of the division, and they considerCosta Ricans as their best employees, and the results very satisfactory plant.

As a result, the executive said, last week was named Julio Lizano, as global head of manufacturing. Costa Rica is expected to replicate the management model that is developed in this country, in England and U.S. plants. UU.

Tripods camcorders that captured images of the 2012 London Olympics, used in the filming of The Hobbit, or those who use National Geographic and Discovery Channel in their productions, have Costa Rican mark.

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