Zurich/Milano | 20. October 2021
adesso is now on the Italian market, too. After having opened a site in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland roughly two years ago, adesso is expanding into the Italian market to the south. In future the consulting and IT service provider will serve customers in northern Italy from its office in Milan.
The adesso Group is continuing on its growth trajectory as part of its efforts to establish the company throughout Europe as one of the leading international consulting and IT service providers with a strong, wide network. This is also made evident by recent moves by the firm. In July of this year, the new national affiliate – adesso Nordics – opened in Finland. Now, in follow up to this, the company has opened adesso Italia to expand its foothold in Europe. The new branch office in Milan represents adesso’s tenth national affiliate. The site is in an optimal position to tap the potential of the Italian market. Italy’s second city is one of Europe’s major economic hubs, and the region is home to a number of key industries and high-profile companies. adesso has already been serving many international customers in the region from its offices in Germany and Switzerland, which naturally opens up tremendous potential to exploit synergies. The purpose of having a physical presence in Italy is to intensify collaboration with these clients. In addition to this, expanding existing partnerships with companies like CoCoNet and Red Hat will help adesso better and more effectively serve the Italian market.
Other key advantages of Milan include its physical proximity and short travel times to southern Switzerland. adesso Schweiz AG has operated an IT service centre close to the Italian border in Lugano since 2020, which plays a crucial role within the Group. adesso offers high-end services at competitive rates from its site in Ticino under the name ‘TI Shore’, a portmanteau of Ticino (TI) and onshore (shore). After successfully establishing the Ticino site over the past two years, the next logical step for adesso was to expand its activities in the Italian-speaking region and enter the Italian market.
Dirk Pothen is member of the Executive Board of adesso SE responsible, among other things, for foreign affiliates in Switzerland and Italy. He’s exciting about the new site, stating: ‘We’ve had our eye on northern Italy for some time. After the success we had establishing the Ticino site in Lugano, the time is ripe to now expand into this lucrative and highly dynamic cluster in Europe. It’s a logical step in the Group’s efforts to expand internationally.’
Andrea Buzzi, who manages the Lugano office, will also serve as Country Manager at adesso Italia. He understands the potential of the Italian market extremely well, adding, ‘We are in a perfect position to build out adesso Italia. Our company already provides financial services to customers in Italy and is now looking to further expand in this area, which is also where adesso Italia will initially be focusing alongside the manufacturing and automotive industries. My vision is to leverage our integrated offering to position adesso Italia as a trusted local digitalisation partner on the Italian market.’