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Accenture

In 2008, Accenture opened a new SAP support center in Zaragoza for international clients.

“Our choice of Zaragoza as the base for our new SAP solutions center is easily explained by its exceptional geographic location, prestigious university and the possibility of finding professional talent there. Institutional support was key to accelerating start-up of our center.”

Victor Casas
Partner, Accenture SAP Solutions Lead Accenture

Barclays

In 2008, Barclays opened a new operational excellence and services center in Zaragoza, employing more than 750 professionals.

“Our experience in Aragon is defined by how easily our project developed. Especially important to us were making use of the human resources available, labor stability, good transportation and services, the existence of companies in the sector, and of course, very competitive costs.
Additionally, we have had no difficulty in finding qualified employees with excellent skills in English and new technologies, finance and business. Other contributing factors are the fact that Aragon enjoys a very good quality of life and excellent transportation links with Madrid and Barcelona.”

Javier Matas
Head of the Barclays Zaragoza Project

Inditex

At Inditex, we’ve known the advantages of Aragon since the mid-80s, when we opened our first stores here.

At Inditex, we've known the advantages of Aragon since the mid-80s, when we opened our first stores there. So, when it came time for us to choose a location for a new logistics center, Zaragoza immediately came to mind.

The availability of reliable transport and communications networks is testimony to the commitment of the local public authorities. They have always been there when we needed them. Without their close cooperation, we would never have been able to get our entire logistics center up and running in just 18 months.


Inditex is one of the world's largest fashion distributors with 2,791 stores in 64 countries, including Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka.

Prologis

After opening a 48,000 m2 buffer warehouse for the French firm ARC, Prologis is working on a new 80,000 m2 distribution center for BSH at PLAZA.

“The positive transformation experienced by Aragon in recent years is visible. The infrastructures are excellent, among the best in Spain. More important still are the growth possibilities and potential for adaptation. The close and constant collaboration with Aragón Exterior has led us to consider the organization part of our team, demonstrating great dedication and interest in each potential project we have presented.”

Gustavo Cardozo
Chief Executive Officer, Prologis Iberia

Schindler

The Swiss group Schindler has had a presence in Aragon since 1948. In 2006, it opened a new plant in Zaragoza, investing more than 20 million euros.

“When it came to setting up in Aragon, we looked at Zaragoza’s exceptional strategic position on both the Iberian Peninsula (located in the center of Spain’s industrial quadrant) and in Southern Europe, as well as its excellent transportation and services network. We took the productivity and work ethic found in Aragon into consideration. Factors such as the professionalism, efficiency and high skills of our employees were essential to making the decision, as well as the institutional support we have always received from local authorities.”

Carlos Guembe
Chief Executive Officer, Schindler España

Vodafone

At Vodafone, we chose Aragon for the region’s productivity and quality of life.

At Vodafone, we chose Aragon for the region's productivity and quality of life. High productivity coupled with low labor costs makes for an extremely cost-efficient operation. And exceptional quality of life makes it easy to attract and retain employees.


We find the work force here highly creative and flexible. The local universities provide excellent technical training. And the enviable lifestyle here means we can always find new employees willing to move from Madrid or Barcelona. We also find that working for a big international company, right here in Aragon, gives our employees a sense of ownership that can be difficult to find elsewhere.


Vodafone - the world's leading mobile telecommunications company - established its global research campus in Walqa Technology Park in 2004.


Last updated: 28|11|2016

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