Paradise Ingredients, known for its processed juices and beverages in the food industry, opened today its new plant of juices and drinks NEWVANA.
Paradise Ingredients is the world’s top banana puree processing company. With this new aseptic juice processing operation, it will create 120 jobs in Cartago.
The Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez, said: “The country’s development requires the inclusiveness and the integration of regions to the ecosystems of productive potential. We celebrate Paradise Ingredient’s expansion in Cartago. The creation of 40 new direct and 80 indirect job positions strengthens the region’s productive sector.”
“In Cartago, we have the human and technical matter and the operational capacity for a production of this kind of project,” expressed Hugo Chaves, Paradise Ingredient’s President.
NEWVANA is a juice and beverage processing factory, which will begin operations with a line of premixes for 100% natural cocktails, made with fruit, without preservatives, colors nor artificial flavors. They are also are gluten free, have the NON-GMO certification, and are sold in six flavors: Pina Colada, Margarita, Bloody Mary, Sweet and Sour, Strawberry and mango Daiquiri. They’re sold each in one-liter aseptic recyclable cartons.

CINDE’s Managing Director, Jorge Sequeira, added: “With new technologies and human talent, Costa Rica’s food industry is including more added value production processes, such as Paradise Ingredients. The reconversion of this sector has obtained positive results: in 2018, the food industry sector had sales abroad for US$1,580 million, which represented 13% of total goods exports in that same year “.
The company’s machinery is Italian, 100% automated following the sector’s top trends. The expansion covers a 5,500 m2 area that includes a sustainability plan to be carbon neutral in 2025 under the 45001 ISO Certification.
“Costa Rica has highly qualified human talent; the exhibition and the country brand’s positioning in other markets launches us in the world’s view,” concluded Chaves.
The total investment is US$20 million. Those interested in applying in one of the job positions, please reach out to
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