German Outsourcer Arvato Sets up Operations in Bucaramanga, Colombia

European outsourcing firm Arvato Iberia has set up a delivery center in Colombia’s Bucaramanga, saying it would provide jobs for up to 1,000 staffers. Arvato, which is expected …

European outsourcing firm Arvato Iberia has set up a delivery center in Colombia’s Bucaramanga, saying it would provide jobs for up to 1,000 staffers.

Arvato, which is expected to begin operation in Bucaramanga’s Free Zone by December this year, has already begun the process of hiring executives and other operational staff.

The Bertelsmann company hopes to generate thousands of jobs in Bucaramanga metropolitan area alone.

Arvato, which offers back-office service to several European firms, said it would use the Colombian operation to serve customers in Spain.

“Our commitment to Colombia and the Free Zone is to provide offshoring services to our customers in the Iberian market. We are confident that we will bring quality to our European customers, ” said Alexander Weihe, CEO of Arvato.

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Alexander says his company is expecting to get more outsourcing contracts from his European clients in the days ahead.

Arvato operates in 35 countries and employs over 68,000 professionals.  In Latin America, the company has offices in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Peru.

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