The US multinational software Autodesk has introduced its new European sales office in Barcelona
Technology continues to promote Barcelona and Catalonia. The US multinational Autodesk, a world leader in 3D software, presented on Wednesday its European sales office in Barcelona, a kind of ‘hub’ or sales center that will employ up to 100 people until the mid-year come.
In a meeting with journalists, the vice president of global sales operations and Autodesk, Julie Sockley, and vice president of EMEA sales for the company, Roland Zelles, they have justified the choice of Barcelona as its attractive city, infrastructure and It is offering the ability to recruit talented staff. They have also influenced added that it is a “non-saturated” market of international companies, which believe that will change in the coming years because it believes many multinationals opt for the Catalan city.
By placing this sales offices in Barcelona, the multinational believes he can make the Catalan capital, which is already leader in mobile technologies, “the new European capital of 3D technologies,” said Autodesk.
Autodesk, which develops software used routinely designers, architects or engineers, and has contracted for this project about 50 people and expects to make another hundred contracts until the middle of next year, although it has not provided investment figures provided to this whole project. Zelles noted that the company is looking for qualified professionals with mastery of some of the languages of the countries to which they will serve, and that “no matter” of that country come from workers.
The Barcelona office will serve “to all countries of the euro zone as well as Switzerland, Norway and Iceland,” he explained Zelles, so Autodesk looking for a personal profile with extensive sales experience and language skills.
To locate all officers, Autodesk has rented a floor of about 1,200 square meters located in the Sea B building, next to the Diagonal Mar, but does not rule out expanding space in the same building if you need it.
Zelles said that Autodesk, owner of the popular AutoCAD design software, is changing its business model to provide software services also from the cloud.
In addition to these 50 people already working in Barcelona and have been contracted for this ‘hub’ European sales, Autodesk has an office in Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona) with a score of people and Madrid with seven others.
Autodesk closed fiscal year 2014 with sales of over 2,500 million and more than 2.2 million users worldwide, and Europe accounts for 40% of these sales, he explained Zelles.
Sectors such as architecture, design, construction or the entertainment industry, from film to video games, use Autodesk software to design their ideas before taking them out.