Technological Malaga remains strong with the arrival of more companies and the creation of hundreds of jobs

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The multinational GlobalLogic, a subsidiary of Hitachi, has been the last to get on a bandwagon in which there are already numerous national and international companies and which still has the capacity to grow. A few years ago, if the CEO of a multinational based in Silicon Valley such as GlobalLogic - a Hitachi subsidiary specializing in advanced software - met in Moncloa with the Prime Minister -in this case Pedro Sánchez- and told him that he wants to Opening several innovation centers in the country and that he wants to start with Malaga would have been the bomb in this province. Today it is excellent news and hundreds of jobs are expected to be created in Malaga - between 2,500 and 3,000 have been announced in four centers in Spain - but, fortunately, it is one more within the boom in which the province seems to have settled within what has been called the technological Malaga. GlobalLogic CEO Nitesh Banga told Pedro Sánchez yesterday that he will set up a center in Malaga this year. It will practically coincide in time with the cybersecurity center that Google is going to inaugurate in the capital of Malaga once the rehabilitation of the building located next to the port is finished and the necessary technical and human resources are installed. For now, the G for Google is already placed on the main access door. It is a rare week that there is no good news in the technological field of Malaga, of greater or lesser weight. From large multinationals that announce investments or reinforce their presence to startups that raise several thousand and even millions of euros of financing to consolidate their business model. In the first case, for example, Oracle announced on January 9 that it is opening its first Innovation Hub in Spain in Malaga, something that is not trivial considering that 630 people from this firm already work in Malaga offices. 23 nationalities, triple the number when they started the technology park in Malaga back in 2010. In the second, the Malaga firm Docline announced last week that it had obtained financing of 3 million euros from the American global investment group SEAF and its spin-off fund EmergingTech Ventures, as well as other funds such as Sherry Ventures. It is specialized in the automation and digitization of medical services, an area that has gained integers after the pandemic and that has a great present and future ahead of it. In December Santander officially announced the creation of a technology center in Malaga in which some 700 people will work, together with another newly created one in Warsaw. A month earlier, in November, the British firm Quantexa said that it had just opened an office in Málaga Tech Park with the aim of creating 120 jobs in three years. Another technological multinational, in this case Japanese, NTT Data, arrived in Malaga in 2021, it has 250 workers and in November its director, José María Díaz, assured that they will make 150 new hires until reaching 400 in March of this year . In the same vein is the Argentine multinational Globant. He arrived in Malaga in September 2021 to try an office at the National Digital Content Pole and it has outgrown it, so they want to open another. According to data from the Malaga City Council, in 2021 the capital welcomed 27 new foreign companies that claimed some 2,700 jobs. In the first half of 2022 there were 16 companies with 1,135 jobs. Many companies come, of different sizes, and they all seem to want to be employment intensive. EY, Babel, CapGemini, Citi... Are there engineers in Malaga for so many offers? The founder and general director of Airzone, Antonio Mediato, said this Sunday in an interview with EL ESPAÑOL in Malaga that no. You have to be nourished by local, regional, national and international people. And hope that this idyll between Malaga and technology companies is not a flash in the pan but that there is a true long-term project. Looking at the growth of the technology park in the last three decades, it seems that this may be the case.

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