American Technical Ceramics (ATC), a manufacturer of high performance electronic components, including capacitors and thin film circuits for a broad range of commercial and military applications, announced the official commencement of an outsourced passive component finishing and assembly operation in Costa Rica.

ATC will be working with CAMtronics s.a., an electronics contract manufacturing firm located in the Zeta Free Zone Industrial Park in Cartago, Costa Rica. Oscar Arias, the president of Costa Rica and a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, joined Victor Insetta, president and CEO of ATC, and Enrique Ortiz, president of CAMtronics, at the official commencement ceremony earlier this month.

Insetta said, "This operation provides ATC with a low cost labor capability and increased finishing and assembly capacity to support our customers and our continued global sales growth objectives. We now have 82 CAMtronics’ employees in Costa Rica dedicated to working on our products. We have benchmarked this operation against our New York and Florida resistor and capacitor manufacturing lines utilizing ATC owned equipment, procedures and standards. We expect this operation will make a major contribution to the future performance objectives of ATC."