Fujitsu invests €12 million in its European sales centre, based in Barcelona
The Japanese multinational company has chosen Catalonia’s capital for a new international sales centre serving the entire European Union. The centre will create 300 high-qualified jobs by 2013, when it will be fully operational. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, unveiled the new centre, while he pointed out the strong business relationship between Japan and Catalonia. He also emphasised the “business friendly policy” of the Catalan Government.
Barcelona (ACN).- The Japanese multinational company Fujitsu has invested \u20AC12 million in its new Barcelona-based international sales centre, serving the entire European Union. From Catalonia\u2019s capital, Fujitsu plans to attend customers across Europe, creating 300 highly qualified and multilingual jobs by 2013. The centre has just begun activity, initially with 60 workers, who are already serving 5 different countries in seven different languages. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, unveiled the facilities on Monday, and emphasised the \u201Csuccessful\u201D business ties between Japan and Catalonia. For the last 40 years, Japanese companies have been doing business in Catalonia, such as Fujitsu, Nissan or Yamaha. Mas emphasised that Fujitsu\u2019s investment reflects \u201Cthe natural evolution\u201D of the \u201CCatalan production model\u201D, which is \u201Cnot only characterised by innovation but also by its international projection\u201D. He also stressed the \u201Cbusiness friendly policy\u201D of the Catalan Government.
The president of Fujitsu España, Ángeles Delgado, stated that this investment is another step further in Fujitsu\u2019s \u201Capproximation to Catalonia\u201D and \u201Cit consolidates its presence in Catalonia\u201D. With this project Fujitsu transforms Barcelona into one of its \u201Cservice platforms for international markets\u201D.
300 new jobs by next year
Delgado explained that at the moment there were already 60 people working in the new international sales centre serving five European countries in seven different languages. Delgado told the press that gradually Fujitsu would offer more high qualified jobs, reaching a total of 300 people working at the Barcelona-based international sales centre by 2013.
The Catalan President thanked Fujitsu for this investment and for having chosen Barcelona to carry on this project, increasing and intensifying its presence in Catalonia. He was also satisfied with the creation of 300 new jobs, 60 of which have already started.
A \u201Cbusiness friendly policy\u201D
Mas stressed the Catalan Government\u2019s will to help companies wanting to invest in Catalonia, easing access for them. He emphasised what he calls \u201Ca business friendly policy\u201D for foreign companies wanting to develop business in Catalonia, which he has \u201Cpushed for from the first day in office\u201D, 15 months ago.