The Cartago building materials firm Plycem inaugurated a $6.5 million automated facility Monday.
The firm uses fibercement to make trim boards and also siding, among other products. The company said it installed German Kuka Robotics machinery to automate the plant.
The firm is part of the Mexican consortium Elementia, which is listed on the exchange in that country. Costa Rica hosts the regional corporation offices, and there are production facilities in Honduras and El Salvador.