ACI Touts Arrival of Swiss Multinational Amaris to Medellin’s ‘Ruta N’
Medellin business-development agency Agencia de Cooperación e Inversión de Medellín y el Área Metropolitana (ACI) announced January 19 that Switzerland-based multinational consultant Amaris plans to expand its Colombian and South American operations following start-up of new offices at Medellin’s “Ruta N” high-tech hosting center.
“Teamwork between ACI Medellín, Ruta N and ProColombia, managed to consolidate the presence of this company in the country,” according to ACI.
Amaris – now operating through 65 offices in 50 countries, with some 700 corporate clients – chose Medellin for expansion because of the “innovative environment offered by the city and its strategic geographical location to support its other offices in the provision of recruitment services, human resources, administration, finance and technical support,” according to ACI.
“Ruta N offered us a pleasant work environment,” added Sara Mondragón, platform manager at Amaris Medellin. “Thanks to the other [high-tech] companies installed [here], we are surrounded by an innovative and challenging environment. We constantly interact with the members of other foreign companies that are part of the Ruta N ecosystem” and “we see an excellent opportunity to benefit from their knowledge of the Colombian market.
“To make this decision we made an analysis of the environment and the quality of life in Latin America. Medellín was the best decision [considering] cost, safety, quality of life, institutional support and human talent,” Mondragón concluded.
Amaris — founded in Switzerland in 2007 — specializes in business-administration consulting, information technology, telecommunications, engineering, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors.
“With a turnover of €187 million [US$228 million], its goal in 2018 is to reach a team of 5,000 employees — currently amounting to 3,650 — and thus ratify itself as a world leader in independent consulting,” according to the company.