AKKA Technologies is significantly expanding its presence at the Leipzig location and opening a new location for the "Digital Center of Excellence" (DCE). The European market leader for engineering consulting and R&D services is thus reacting to the rapidly increasing demand for digital expertise in the region. A total of 250 new jobs for highly qualified specialists will be created on site.
With the center of excellence, AKKA accelerates digital innovation projects and actively drives the digital transformation of its customers. The company offers highly innovative solutions in the areas of cloud architecture, software development and testing, embedded software development, AI, machine learning and data analytics.
AKKAdemy, which has been based in Leipzig since 2019 and offers the latest training programs for top talent and experienced engineers, is moving together with the Digital Center of Excellence to a newly created location at the Alte Messe Leipzig. The spatial merger will create a digital competence center in Leipzig that is unique in Germany. With the significant investment, AKKA underlines the high strategic importance of the Leipzig location and supports the city's aspiring development into the "digital hub of the East". At the same time, AKKA strengthens the digital research and development landscape in Saxony. The Free State supports the competence center with around 2,6 million euros as part of the so-called joint task "Improvement of the regional economic structure" (GRW).
The newly opened location of the digital competence center is located in an attractive innovation environment at the Alte Messe 6 in Leipzig. At 1000m2 AKKA offers top graduates and engineers modern office space and flexible workplace concepts that create an optimal framework for collaborative development projects.
“The digital innovation pressure on our customers is growing continuously; and with it the demand for expertise and advice. This in turn benefits AKKA. We offer our customers exactly the expertise they need to scale their digital transformation. With our digital competence center, we want to further develop the constantly growing demand in the region. The know-how bundled here will also be available to AKKA teams in Germany and internationally if required," stressed dr Peter Mehrle, AKKA CEO BU Germany.
“In order to advance digitization in our country, we need qualified specialists. Young engineers in particular must be made fit for digital transformation processes. With its digital competence center, AKKA makes a contribution to smart industry, supports the recruitment and training of specialists and ensures the transfer of know-how and knowledge. expresses itself Thomas Jarzombek, BMWi Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Start-ups and Federal Government Coordinator for Aerospace.
Ines Fröhlich, State Secretary of the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, highlights: "I warmly welcome the AKKA company to the Free State of Saxony. The decision to open a new location in Leipzig proves once again how attractive Saxony is for innovative companies that are dedicated to digital transformation and the development of sustainable, innovative technologies in the immediate vicinity of well-known customers. In one of the most dynamic cities in Germany, AKKA finds excellent conditions, corresponding opportunities for cooperation and the necessary business exchange. This resettlement will further advance the business and science location and in particular its digital ecosystem, which is now recognized nationwide.”
“Leipzig attracts highly qualified people from central Germany and beyond because Leipzig is a city worth living in: green, with affordable rents and short distances. This is an important location factor for high-tech companies. I am pleased that AKKA has chosen Leipzig as the location for its center of excellence and is thus becoming a key player in the research and development location “Alte Messe” Leipzig”, sagt Clemens Schülke, Acting Head of the Department for Economics, Labor and Digital Affairs of the City of Leipzig.
Source: Press release AKKA Technologies from September 16.09.2021, XNUMX
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