Mercedes Benz Arrive In Spain's Malaga

Mercedes Benz Arrive In Spain's Malaga

Mercedes-Benz Group Services Madrid Opens New Tech Hub in Malaga's Prime Location

Mercedes-Benz Group Services Madrid has officially inaugurated its new tech hub in Malaga, choosing the city's premier shopping street, the pedestrianised Calle Larios, as its location. This new office will house 60 employees working on various tech projects, including cybersecurity, sales and after-sales software, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

The opening ceremony saw the first ten staff members joining the Mercedes-Benz team, with the remaining recruits expected to join in the coming months as the recruitment process continues. "We are committed to Malaga, knowing it is a place where we can find talent for our company's growth," said Juan Guerrero, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Group Services Madrid. The company is hiring for a range of roles, including software developers, data engineers, cybersecurity consultants, and cloud engineers.

The office space spans nearly 450 square metres and includes 30 permanent workstations, accommodating up to 60 employees thanks to a hybrid model of on-site and remote working. This marks the first time Mercedes-Benz Group Services Madrid has expanded outside the Spanish capital, choosing Malaga for its growing reputation as the "Silicon Valley of Europe." According to senior manager Paolo De Ambrosis, Malaga's local and imported talent, combined with its high quality of life, creates a desirable multicultural and multilingual environment.

The presence of Mercedes-Benz in Malaga has drawn significant attention, underscored by the attendance of numerous dignitaries at the official opening. The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, praised the company's commitment to local talent, noting that residents no longer have to seek quality work abroad. Other notable attendees included Alicia Izquierdo and Trinidad Hernández (councillors for Innovation and Mobility), Carmen Sánchez (provincial delegate in regional government for Employment), and Raúl Jiménez (director of Andalucía's Digital Agency). The University of Malaga's vice-rector, Enrique Márquez, and Malaga TechPark's director, Felipe Romera, were also present, alongside executives from other companies like Dekra and FMIT.

Bernd Rumscheid, director of IT Group Functions Mercedes-Benz Group AG, highlighted the importance of software in the company's future. "Our industry is undergoing a transformation like we have never seen before. The electrification of our products, the connection of vehicles to the internet, the digitalisation of processes, and new digital services for customers are driving rapid innovation. Mercedes has always been a pioneer in new technologies, and now software is becoming increasingly important. We are developing our own operating system for our cars to offer the best possible interaction with the vehicle," he explained. Rumscheid expressed confidence that the Malaga location would attract new talent for these innovative projects.

Mercedes-Benz Group Services Madrid, established in 2006, aims to "cover digitalisation processes, process improvement, and execution of operations at an international level from Spain, leveraging globalisation trends," said Guerrero. The subsidiary now employs 1,000 people across three divisions: finance and accounting, customer service operations for financial products in Europe, and IT and technology solutions, the latter being the focus of the new Malaga hub. This division develops product software and implements IT systems for accounting and commercial management across different areas of Mercedes-Benz.

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