Things are going well for the city of Malaga in the technology sector. After Google announced the creation of a cybersecurity centre in Malaga, the German company Dekra has also done the same with the creation of a computer technology centre.
Dekra is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of testing, inspection and certification and has chosen the Málaga TechPark to establish a “Global IT Hub”. This hub will include two new digital platform and software development teams, each comprising a group of 20 high-level professionals, which will complement a team of around 100 researchers and scientists already located at the TechPark. The recruitment process for the new staff is currently ongoing.
The new teams will be responsible for driving Dekra’s digitalisation projects by developing global platforms for Internet of Things, data, artificial intelligence, analytics and integration, as well as customer solutions based on them. The teams will be integrated into Dekra’s international network of IT experts and will work closely with existing teams in the Asia-Pacific and Americas regions.
Mayor of Malaga Francisco de la Torre said that the choice of Malaga as the location for the Global Hub was great news. “This decision represents an important added value to Malaga’s reputation as a leader in innovation and reinforces our position as a smart city and an ideal place to invest, work and live,” he said.
Dekra is also very pleased with the choice: “The investments we are making strengthen our corporate IT capabilities, significantly expand our research potential and build on our commitment to Andalucía, Malaga and its technology park,” said Ivo Rauh, CTO and member of the Board of Directors of Dekra SE.
Dekra has been working in the field of security for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., the company is today one of the world’s leading expert organisations. The company currently employs more than 43,000 people across around 60 countries on six continents.