ENVASA was founded in 1962 by the Swiss entrepreneur Richard O. Custer, being the first company in the Central American and Caribbean region to offer collapsible aluminum pipes.
After a while, the company extended towards molding process by injection of plastic caps, as well as molding of plastic containers through blew extrusion. Then, this was complemented with installations for silkscreen printing with the goal to offer containers.
In 1986, already recognized as a regional leader primary packing company, ENVASA started the production of lined pipes, becoming the first company in Latin America to offer this novelty type of packing.
At the beginning of 1991, the process of injection blow molding of polyethylene and polypropylene bottles, was added. Years later, expansion continued with the process of PET bottles molded by the injection-stretch-blow process.
In parallel to this growth, the company developed its own infrastructure for the design and manufacturing of molding, keeping the leadership of the art of state technology for development of tools and molds used in the company’s productive processes.
During these years is when the company developed its line of drop bottles addressed to pharmaceutical industry.
Taking advantage of the installed capacity in the injection-blowing process starting in 2001, the line of bottles for roll-on is developed, as well as manufacturing of diverse pharmaceutical complements.
In 2007, besides its headquarters located in the city of Tibas, San Jose, a second operation place was opened in Metropolitan Duty-Free Zone, in Heredia Province, where a Storing and Distribution Center was installed, as well as diverse manufacturing and administrative processes.
It is in 2009 that clean room manufacturing starts for some very specialized products for pharmaceutical applications.
Industrial line is complemented with adding of gallons and buckets, both of them made of polyethylene.
Technology for sterile bottles manufacturing is then developed.