News and Events

04 February 2016

CALI AIMS TO ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTMENT

“We must create the best environment possible for foreign investment to become a fact; we need to work from the security, economic and social environment stand point.  As long as these three aspects are functional,…
20 January 2016

FOREIGN COMPANIES HAVE INVESTED MORE THAN USD$150 MILLION DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS IN PALMIRA: INVEST PACIFIC

(January 20th, 2016) the Director of Invest Pacific and the Mayor of Ciudad de las Palmas met in order to find out the number of foreign companies that entered Palmira during the last five years,…
01 July 2015

Unilever Detergent Plant Inauguration

Invest Pacific was on the scene for the new $80-million state-of-the-art Palmira Unilever phosphate-free detergent plant. The new plant has an 80,000-ton capacity to meet the demands of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Central America. Colombian…
01 July 2015

Fiber Optic Cable Production Plant Opens in Valle del Cauca

The Furukawa Group made its initial in-roads into Colombia through its 3,200-sq meter fiber optic cable manufacturing plant at the Pacific Free Trade Zone in Palmira with an initial investment of $5 million dollars that…
07 January 2015

The Iconic Motorcycle Brand Hero is Now in Colombia

• HMCL Colombia, a 100% Hero-capital branch • State-of-the-art 78,000-unit initial-phase in Villa Rica Cauca slated for opening in mid 2015 • 150,000-unit second-phase to boost production, as well as direct and indirect jobs •…
07 January 2015

Fiber Optic Cable Production Plant Opens in Palmira

This Japanese multinational will expand its international participation by investing in Valle del Cauca to the tune of a nearly 5-million dollar fiber optic manufacturing plant. The Furukawa Group has been in business for over…
07 January 2015

First Andean Region Fiber Optic Cable Plant Breaks Ground in August 2013

Once Furukawa’s Argentine fiber optic cable manufacturing plant was on stable footing, Colombia’s strategically located Valle del Cauca was next on its list for broadening its horizons. The city of Palmira was selected by the…
07 January 2015

Aptar, Mass Consumer and Medical Solution Custom-Packaging Manufacturer Sets up Operations in Valle del Cauca

APTAR has made in-roads into Colombia at the ‘Pacífico’ Free Trade Zone with a $6-million investment. The company generated 23 direct jobs (including one for an Argentine Ex-pat), and created nearly 120 indirect jobs  during…
07 January 2015

Valle del Cauca Garnered Third Place in South America as the Most Attractive Region for Direct Cost-Benefit Foreign Investment

The British daily Financial Times (FDI Intelligence) is a major Direct Foreign Investment research center in the world and a go-to reference for FDI decision-makers. The fDi Intelligence ranking examines 5 quantitative cost criteria: hotel,…
07 January 2015

Hotel Marriott Open for Business in the Capital of Valle del Cauca

Marriott has opened its 3rd hotel in Colombia in Cali – the city with the 2nd highest potential in the nation after Bogota. This latest Marriott hotel has 8 floors, 2,500 m² and 170 rooms…
07 January 2015

Transcom Worldwide Announces It New Latin American Center: TWW COLOMBIA in Cali

Transcom Worldwide now has its first $5-million Contact Center in Colombia slated to generate jobs and spur on urban renewal with the construction of its Valle del Cauca headquarters. Transcom is a global customer experience…
07 January 2015

The Urban Legend of theExodus of Multinationals from Valle del Cauca

After the closing of its Michelin and Bayer plants, the myth of the “Exodus of Multinational from Valle del Cauca ” began to circulate. This urban legend is riddled with easy-to-poke-holes-in fallacies that only serve…
03 January 2015

Cyber Security Zone 2012

The ‘Valle del Pacifico’ Event Center held a series of Cyber Security workshops from December 3rd to 5th. Cyber Security is on everyone’s mind, and to properly address it the II Cyber Security Conference was…