Zurich/Bucharest | 27. July 2022
The consulting and IT service provider adesso is continuing its expansion in Europe by establishing a branch in Bucharest. This new subsidiary in the south-east of Europe means adesso is now represented in 13 European countries in all. adesso Romania is strengthening the adesso Group Global Delivery Network. adesso’s nearshoring concept, which involves international, multilingual teams, makes it possible to staff for challenging IT projects and execute them cost-effectively at a time when pressure is mounting to curb costs and skilled IT workers are in short supply.
The new subsidiary, adesso Romania, is based in Bucharest. It is to begin supporting adesso’s international delivery network (www.adesso-smartshore.com) in staffing and logistical terms effective immediately. Around 600 of the more than 7,500 employees in the adesso Group already work for customers in Europe at adesso’s SmartShore locations in Turkey, Bulgaria and Spain. The IT experts work on digitalisation projects as part of international project teams. Some of their work is done on-premises at customer locations – especially in the German-speaking countries – but some is also performed through virtual collaboration from adesso’s individual SmartShore offices in Istanbul, Sofia, Barcelona, Madrid and Jerez.
The importance of SmartShore has exploded within the adesso Group in recent years. The location in Turkey, which opened in 2013, has been an especially strong performer in this area, taking on a leading role. The Turkish subsidiary, which has seen rapid organic growth and currently has about 450 employees, posted total sales of around EUR 14 million last year, with classic SmartShore projects accounting for an impressive 45 percent of that figure.
“The advantages are obvious,” says Burak Bari, Managing Director of adesso Turkey. He is also Director of Internationalization, a position in which he manages the further expansion of the international business, especially with responsibility for SmartShore: “With global supply models, companies that outsource their software development can realize significant cost advantages. At adesso, we use a proprietary model approach to handle projects internationally, achieving proven high quality and delivering accurate results for our customers.”
For Hansjörg Süess, CEO and Delegate of the Board of Members of adesso Schweiz AG, the expansion of the Europe-wide designed "SmartShore Delivery Center" towards Romania represents an important step towards the further internationalization of adesso: "Especially with regard to the current shortage of skilled workers, the access to the attractive candidate market in Romania additionally increases our scalability, from which our customers definitely benefit."
Bari adds: “From Bucharest, highly trained Romanian IT experts can join our teams and add capacity for cost-sensitive nearshore projects. We’re already in extensive talks with applicants, and we are confident that we will be able to bring committed and dedicated skilled workers and next-generation talent on board very quickly. After all, adesso is a highly regarded employer and has been named a Great Place to Work®, including in Europe. adesso also placed an impressive fifth in the Best Workplaces in Europe 2020 competition, so we are already attracting attention.”
Romania is home to more than 40 technical universities, which graduate about 5,000 computer scientists and engineers each year. Most of them also speak German and English. These factors and low wage costs have helped to make Romania an exciting place for the entire tech industry.
For more information on adesso’s SmartShore portfolio, please visit: www.adesso-smartshore.com.