Medellín will host the technological innovation center of the world’s largest cement company LafargeHolcim, which will be located in the Ruta N Innovation District. The multinational Swiss company expects to invest more than 10 million dollars and generate close to 1,000 jobs in the medium term.
LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement company, has created a technology support center in Medellin to unite all of its operations on the continent.
Since 2013, LafargeHolcim has a Shared Services Center located in Ruta N, from which it supports its operations in North America and Latin America with more than 400 employees.
“We will have the Americas Digital Center Information Technology in Medellin. This technological leadership site will generate in the first stage 250 jobs and in the final stage more than 1,000. This is the path for a Software Valley in this Fourth Industrial Revolution,” said Mayor of Medellín Daniel Quintero Calle
Medellín is taking a leap into the future thanks to a strategy called “Software Valley” that seeks to develop a modernized economy through software and information technologies by taking advantage of opportunities to make the city the Latin American capital of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This achievement is thanks to the articulated work between Medellín Mayor’s, Ruta N, Procolombia, Governor´s Office of Antioquia and the Agency of Cooperation and Investment of Medellín – ACI to promote technological development, innovation and quality of life in the region.
LafargeHolcim is a Swiss multinational building materials company. It is present in more than 80 countries and employs more than 80,000 people. Its operation is divided into four segments: cement, aggregates, and ready-mix concrete, and it is currently the largest cement company in the world.
* Photo: From left to right: Carlos Moreno, Latam Regional CFO of LafargeHolcim, Jochen Werling, Group CIO LafargeHolcim, Anibal Gaviria Correa, Governor of Antioquia, Daniel Quintero Calle, Mayor of Medellin and Alejandro Carballido Americas Digital Center Head LafargeHolcim.