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Holcim to Debut Tech Center at Ruta N in Medellin Next Year; 1,000 New High-Tech Jobs

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Switzerland-based global cement/concrete giant LafargeHolcim announced January 28 that it aims to invest US$10 million in a new information-technology research center next year for all the Americas at the Ruta N technology incubation center in Medellin.

According to the official press bulletin from the Medellin Mayor’s office, the new research center will employ 250 people initially and eventually expand to more than 1,000.

“This is the way forward for Medellín to become a valley of software,” boasted Mayor Daniel Quintero Calle.

Holcim already employs 864 people in Medellin at its shared services center. Company technology development here in recent years has enabled Holcim “to automate some processes and launch around 10 software robots,” according to the press bulletin.

The new “Americas Digital Center” at Ruta N will serve “the entire American continent,” according to the bulletin, replacing research centers in Brazil and Canada.

LafargeHolcim operates in 80 countries worldwide and employs more than 75,000.

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