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Reflections from the Founder

 

From lead type to desktop publishing

If we look back at our history, it all started over 50 years ago. Joe Kessler, the CEO and founder of the UNAXYS brand, started his career in Switzerland in the 1970s at Thurgauer Volksfreund with Linotype typesetting machines, Heidelberg cylinders and rotary newspaper printing. Soon afterwards, in the 80s, he worked at the Thurgauer Zeitung with Harris phototypesetting systems, which was soon supplemented by Adobe PostScript and desktop publishing with Apple Macintosh Classic Computers. This then triggered the desktop publishing revolution in the early 90s. During this time, Joe also owned a broadcast video and audio studio, as well as a marketing and media bookstore including a small offset printing shop where the monthly "Klipp & Klar" newsletters for the media industry were printed.

From desktop publishing to digital services

In order to better understand computing and digitalization, Joe completed training in electronics, microcomputer technology, programming, personal computing, networks, etc. and then worked in larger companies with UNISYS mainframes, Telcon Wide Area Networks, mid-range systems such as IBM AS/400, Compaq Rack Servers and Novell Netware. Personal computing, hardware and software services, customer support and IT consulting were his other professional activities. This is how Joe realized that his future and professional commitment lay in information processing and that was over 30 years ago.

When the Internet came along in the mid-90s, things got even more exciting. Joe "programmed" his first website in 1995 with the HyperText Markup Language HTML 2. Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer were the well-known web browsers at the time and 2 years later, Google launched its search engine. From then until today, Joe has worked as full-stack developer and webdesigner in the areas of platform economics, content management systems, web hosting business, business & web analytics and online marketing with various teams, white label projects, brands and companies.


The UNAXYS Brand

The UNAXYS brand, family owned and operated, stands for the many technical innovations that Joe has been able to contribute and work on over the past decades. But the Brand also represents technical progress that will accelerate exponentially in the coming years, opening up many new opportunities and creating jobs. First and foremost, the UNAXYS brand always stands for the know-how that helps Entrepreneurs make the right strategic decisions in the digital world that have a positive impact on their business activities.

Joe is a permanent resident of Costa Rica and lives with his family in Santo Domingo de Heredia. He participates with the UNAXYS brands as a shareholder, strategic partner and Company Circle Lead. He also works in the areas of research, development and as a supervisor.

We love what we do and we do what our customers love.

Joe Kessler

Joe Kessler, Company Strategy, Company Circle Lead (CEO), Offering R&D LinkedIn

 

Drupal Agency Services

Drupal is a professional and customizable content management framework for creating rich, structured content and delivering dynamic web experiences. Drupal is also an advanced Digital Experience Platform (DXP) with features for content management, personalization, customer journey mapping and customer data management from simple websites to complex web applications. Drupal includes thousands of modules and themes to attract website visitors, increase brand awareness or build a community. Additionally, with a user-friendly interface and a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, Drupal makes content creation and management very easy for your editors and staff. Read more ...

  • Expert Consulting
  • Drupal Development
  • Drupal Migration
  • Drupal Maintenance
  • Drupal Support

Data Center & Webhosting

Our powerful shared web hosting services for small businesses not only help you achieve your overall website goals, but also give you the confidence and security you need in your daily work. With other reliable and secure website hosting platforms, cloud server solutions etc. in the US, the European Union and Switzerland, we offer first-class services that exactly meet your requirements and budget. Read more ...

  • Shared Webhosting
  • VPS Cloud Servers
  • Dedicated Servers

Content Management

Whether Drupal, WordPress or individual content management - we are happy to take care of everything for you and ensure that websites or posts are created perfectly, regardless of whether it includes components such as Franeworks, Mega Sliders, layout and block builders, webforms, visual shortcodes, Rich-Content editors or HTML coding may be necessary. Regardless of your individual website design and branding, we have a lot of experience and would be happy to convince you with our professional services. Read more...

Content Management Skills

  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • ConcreteCMS
  • Contao
  • Drupal
  • Joomla!
  • Pimcore
  • Silverstripe CMS
  • Sitecore
  • TYPO3
  • WordPress

eCommerce Skills

  • Shopify
  • BigCommerce
  • Adobe Commerce (formerly Magento)
  • WooCommerce
  • Prestashop
  • Shopware

Digital Marketing

If SEO or SEM services are missing to implement your digital strategy, we offer professional digital marketing services with professional analysis and reporting tools. Measurable success, clear KPIs and targets are a given for us. UNAXYS works with reputable digital marketing agencies that impress with statistics, testimonials and case studies of their previous achievements. Read more ...

SEO, AEO, SEM & SEA

  • Strategy and Setup
  • Campaign Buildout
  • Ongoing Support & Optimization
  • Tracking & Reporting

 

Nearshoring to Costa Rica

Use the valuable time for your core tasks in the company and leave the digital “equivalent” to those who are very familiar with it and offer efficient solutions.

Intel, Microsoft, Accenture, HP, IBM, Citrix, VMware, Infosys, Cisco System, Amazon, Salesforce and a few more can't be wrong why they choose Costa Rica as an ideal location for technology companies. Costa Rica is now home to many of the world's top 100 IT companies and is referred to by experts as the Silicon Valley of Latin America. With CRIX Internet Exchange Points, Costa Rica offers a reliable network of IXPs, which include multiple Tier-4 data centers and 11 ISPs.

In addition, the high availability of digitally savvy, creative and innovative high performers has made Costa Rica a digital epicenter in Latin America, establishing itself as a leading solution for nearshoring or outsourcing. Software development, data analysis, cloud services, cyber security, UX/UI design, artificial intelligence, analytics & big data, front and backend development as well as research and development processes are just a few examples.

These are some of the reasons why Costa Rica was chosen as a UNAXYS location.

Some other benefits are:

  • The time zone for US and Canada customers
  • English, Spanish and German speaking editors and developers
  • Similar work culture to the US and Canada
  • Working with agile tools and methods
  • Lower labor costs for US or Canadian Customers
  • Very stable political environment
  • The Pura Vida culture
  • Sustainable country

 

In addition, the United States of America, through the Biden-Harris administration, is not only implementing the “CHIPS and Science Act” plan into reality, but also the “Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity” framework, Costa Rica is coming with the “Center of Excellence Plan”. This includes helping to build a strong regional workforce in the digital technology sectors by training them to work in the digital technology sectors of the future - including semiconductors, cybersecurity, 5G and artificial intelligence.

With UNAXYS Nearshoring Services you get access to a great talent pool from Costa Rica. Our team will be happy to accompany you every step of the way to further expand and scale your digital presence.

Collaborative Leadership & Teamwork


Team Onboarding

Sometimes, we need support for project work. If you are interested in working with us, the Team Onboarding Tool for project onboarding process we will be launching soon. Currently we working on detailed job roles and levels of responsibility.

Team Members can work hybrid, but should live in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica because our Costa Rica headquarter are located in Santo Domingo de Heredia with Coworking Spaces in Escazu and San Pedro Montes de Oca where sync meetings take place from time to time. For Team Members, a permanent residence and work permit in Costa Rica is essential. For administrative and regulatory reasons, digital nomads in hammocks on the beach, we cannot take into account. Our interdisciplinary team, usually work in different cultures from different time zones with permanent high speed fiber optic access to offer the best service for our clients.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Fluent language skills in Spanish, English or German at native language level.
  • 5+ years successful professional experience in Graphics or UI/UX Design.
  • 5+ years successful professional experience in Drupal or WordPress Development
  • 2+ years successful professional experience in Content Management Systems Editing.


If you are one of the A players who bring horsepower to the road, you are welcome by support our cross-functional team of digital experts.

We love what we do and we do what our customers love.

Joe Kessler

Joe Kessler: Company Strategy, Company Circle Lead (CEO), Offering R&D, LinkedIn

Authentic corporate culture

We at UNAXYS are an interdisciplinary team of digital natives and certified professionals with many years of experience who offer you first-class 24/7/365 services for Drupal projects, cloud and web hosting as well as digital marketing, making the perfect combination of technical, creative and provides interpersonal skills. From Costa Rica, we offer Drupal outsourcing services and content management services. Our colleagues in the US take on a very important part of content creation and digital marketing. Depending on customer specifications, regulatory or security reasons etc., we distribute domain management, cloud and web hosting etc. with various providers in the US, Europe and Switzerland.

We maintain an authentic corporate culture, take responsibility for projects and deliver within a realistic time frame. In order to manage collaboration with our customers and partners in different time zones, work cultures and communication gaps in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we work with professional communication tools and agile project management.

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About

We at UNAXYS Costa Rica SRL are a team of digital natives and certified professionals with years of experience that offers you first-class 24/7/365 services for drupal projects, cloud and web hosting as well as digital marketing.

  • info@unaxys.cr
  • UNAXYS Costa Rica SRL
    Calle Alfonso #2
    40301 Santo Domingo de Heredia
    Costa Rica, Central America