Who We


Xeltron, since 1974 with a history of precision, quality and perfection.

Back in the 70s, Don Fernando Castañeda, a chemist by profession and a visionary par excellence, detected a need for improvement in the selection of beans in the coffee business. Thinking of creating a technological way of selecting beans that would allow the processor and the exporter to improve the quality of their product, he set about designing an electronic optical analyzer that could select coffee beans with great precision and efficiency, through rate of 300 grains per second.

1974 was the year Xeltron began operations with the firm idea of ​​creating the best choice of electronic color sorters on the world market. Xeltron began to be recognized for its excellence, carrying “Made in Costa Rica” with great pride around the world.

Today, Xeltron is run by the daughter of its founder, Andrea Castañeda, under the same vision of excellence as Don Fernando. Together with a great team of professionals, engineers, collaborators and representatives, Xeltron is always at the forefront of world-class technological innovation, focused on providing sorting solutions for the benefit of the producer.

Xeltron offers a complete portfolio of machines both in selection by Cameras and by Electronic Optical Analyzer, covering the needs of both small and medium producers, as well as large transnationals with large volume requirements and little footprint.


Provide high-quality services and products that offer added value that always exceeds the original expectations of the client.

Always stay at the technological forefront for the creation of reliable, efficient, high-performance and accessible products and services.


Achieve sustainable and profitable growth reaching a leadership position as a solution provider in the area of ​​quality grain and seed selection. We are inspired by our organizational values ​​and we are committed to achieving our strategic objectives and continuous improvement.

As a world leader in grain selection, the company’s efforts are aimed at always being at the forefront of industrial innovation in the world. Based on this premise, the objective is to meet the demands of our clients, creating long-term value and trust for our collaborators, clients and society.