Councillor Carolina España highlights Andalucía Málaga’s attractiveness to top technology companies
Quantexa commits an investment of 10 million euros and the creation of more than 100 highly qualified jobs in the next two years
Quantexa, the global leader in Contextual Decision Intelligence in the public and private sectors, has announced the opening of its new Technology and Analytics Hub at Málaga TechPark. The company plans to create 120 jobs over the next 3 years.
This HUB will provide R&D and professional services to support customers’ implementation of Quantexa’s decision intelligence platform across continental Europe.
The Regional Minister of Economy, Finance and European Funds, Carolina España, participated in the presentation of this Hub. During her speech, she highlighted the attractiveness of Málaga, which was chosen by the company after analysing options in 21 European countries and 10 Spanish cities. In this regard, he pointed out that ‘Málaga is a technological benchmark in Europe. Top-level multinationals such as Google, Vodafone, Oracle, Ericsson, Capgemini, Dekra, Keysight Technologies, EY and PWC are working from Málaga, which also has an interesting business ecosystem with the Málaga Tech Park as its epicentre, which the Junta has recently joined through the Digital Agency of Andalusia.’
The minister added that ‘Málaga is hosting major events related to cybersecurity, such as the European Conference on Cybersecurity and Digital Applications for Defence Dual Use Technologies 2022, which is being held in the city from Thursday and has become a preferred destination for professionals in this sector, who can telework from wherever they want. The technology looks to the south and more specifically in Málaga.’
According to the company, the organisation’s decision to establish its Technology and Analytics Hub in Málaga is a sign of the region’s continued investment in nurturing and growing its unique data and analytics talent in the world, with six of the region’s 10 universities ranked among the best in Data Science capabilities. The decision comes after an assessment of 21 countries in Europe and has been backed by the collaborative capacity of local universities in Málaga.
In addition, Málaga is already home to a growing number of world-leading technology companies, including Quantexa partners and clients such as Accenture, E&Y, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, NTT Data and Google.
Vishal Marria, CEO and founder of Quantexa commented: ‘We are incredibly excited to join the thriving tech ecosystem of the Málaga Valley. The area fits perfectly with our vision of working with international talent. We have invested heavily in supporting future generations and now we must drive scalability and innovation through our decision intelligence platform for our customers in all key markets.’
‘As a base for our Spanish entity, and with a workforce of almost 23,000 people, the Málaga TechPark, which encompasses 2 million square metres of innovation, will help us get closer to our customers and partners as we serve the European area. Our ambition is to make this a unique space that will meet employees’ expectations for a more collaborative and agile working environment.’
Quantexa’s new office has been designed by an award-winning architect to create a social and collaborative space that facilitates interaction and co-creation. It features ample space for socialising, breakout areas, an auditorium and spaces optimised to accommodate deep thinking and good use of work time.
Since its implementation in Málaga, Quantexa has had the collaboration of the Andalusian Regional Government through its Invest in Andalusia initiative, made up of the Innovation and Development Agency of Andalusia IDEA and Extenda.
Jordi Laguarda, Director of International Trade and Investment for Spain at the British Embassy in Madrid adds: ‘It is fantastic to see Quantexa, a successful British technology company, continue its success and make a significant investment in Málaga TechPark, an ideal high-tech ecosystem in Southern Europe for its initiative in Spain. We are always keen to help British companies expand their international presence in Spain.’
Invest in Spain added: ‘We are delighted to have accompanied Quantexa in its landing in Málaga. We hope that its collaboration with institutions such as INVEST IN SPAIN will help the firm enter the Spanish market and ensure a bright and prosperous future. It has been an honour to embark on this journey with Quantexa, and we wish the global team every success as one of our most valuable, and now also local, partners.’
The Málaga office joins Quantexa’s offices in London, New York, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, Singapore, Brussels and the United Arab Emirates.