Medellin’s ‘Ruta N’ Hails Konecta’s High-Tech Expansion Here
Medellin’s “Ruta N” technology-company hosting center announced March 22 that Madrid-based Konecta now has 100 engineers working here — and exporting services to nine countries including Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Morroco, Argentina, Chile, México, Perú and Brazil.
Konecta offers business process outsourcing (BPO, software development and a contact center for “diverse sectors,” according to Ruta N.
The company’s goals for 2018 include updating its technology capacity and providing “effective mechanisms to connect clients with solutions for their needs,” according to Ruta N.
“Our company’s strategy defined the need to centralize software development in one country,” added Konecta Colombia president José Roberto Sierra.
“We analyzed different alternatives before finally deciding upon Medellin, given the high availability in this city of professionals with good qualifications, as well as the decided commitment of local government in favor of innovation and development of projects in the technology sector,” he added.
With coordinated help from Colombian business-development agency Procolombia, Ruta N and Medellin’s ACI (Agencia de Coopercion e Inversion de Medellin y el Area Metropolitana), Konecta first installed its multi-disciplinary innovation center in October 2017, the agency noted.
Separately, Konecta announced February 1 that its full-year 2017 sales hit €770 million (COP$2.7 trillion) thanks to “sustained organic growth” along with integration of recently acquired Allus and B-Connect in Latin America.
“Over the past year, [Konecta] launched a digital transformation and efficiency unit, as well as Konecta Software Factory, its center for technological innovation in Medellin,” the company added.
“Looking ahead, Konecta will keep on searching for opportunities that favor its growth in the American, Brazilian, and European markets, to allow Konecta to meet its goal of ranking among the top world’s five companies in the sector,” according to the company.