21 March 2013

IBM Opens New Branch Office in Mérida, Mexico

Mérida, Yucatán, México - 21 March 2013: IBM today announced the opening a new office in Mérida, Mexico. Located in the center of Yucatán metropolitan zone, the Mérida office represents an investment of approximately US$ 4 million and becomes IBM’s seventh office in the country after those in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Querétaro, Toluca and Puebla. 

“Our expansion into fast-growing cities in Mexico such as Mérida is in line with growing demand for intelligent solutions from businesses across the region especially in the areas of cloud computing, business analytics, mobile and social computing,” said Salvador Martínez Vidal, Country General Manager, IBM Mexico. 

Over the past two decades, Mexico has undertaken major reforms to liberalize its economy which has led to the emergence of fast-growing urban centers around the country. Mérida´s southeastern location and its connections to Europe, Central and South America and to the Caribbean have enabled the city to become a center for industrial growth. Mérida´s economy has undergone radical transformation in recent years as increasing investments in industries such as food-processing, clothing, education and transportation have increased its value to the regional and national economy. 

The transformational growth of Mérida has driven demand for advanced technologies as companies strive to become more efficient and competitive. The cutting edge solutions that IBM provides in this market will enable the next phase of growth for this growing economy,” said Rolando Zapata Bello, Governor of State of Yucatán. 

Through a broad program of investment covering facilities, innovation centers, marketing, recruitment, training, academic initiatives and corporate citizenship, IBM is expanding its range of solutions and services in the region as it forges closer ties with both clients and partners. 

The new office represents IBM’s continued investment in Mexico, where the company expects to deepen its presence in line with increased demand for IT services and products. 

Source: IBM