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Located in the city of Fortaleza, the center will be focused on R&D and service delivery for the Brazilian market.

FORTALEZA, Brazil –  October 31st, 2014 – Softtek, founder of the nearshore industry and leading global IT services provider dedicated to maximizing the value of applications, announced today the opening of a new Global Delivery Center (GDC) in the city of Fortaleza in the northeast region of Brazil. The facility has been built in partnership with local university Universidade de Fortaleza (Unifor), as well as support from governments of the city of Fortaleza and the state of Ceará.

Softtek has a 20-year history in the Brazilian market, providing IT and digital business transformation services to organizations in different industries, including oil & gas, retail, banking and government. Softtek serves its clients through its trademarked Global Nearshore™ model, which pairs world-class execution with global proximity, and is enabled by a network of GDCs located in the US, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, China, India and Brazil. This is Softtek’s second GDC in Brazil and 11th in its global network of delivery centers.

“With the digital revolution and continuous evolution of the domestic market, our clients demand constant innovation, top notch quality and speed,” said Miguel Saldivar, CEO for Softtek Brazil. “This center will bring outstanding additional capabilities to help us serve the needs of the vibrant Brazilian market.”

Through its partnership with Unifor, Softtek aims to create a sustainable talent generation model, by collaborating closely in the definition of education plans, as well as providing internship and early employment opportunities for college students. Softtek has successfully implemented close collaboration programs with universities in other countries, including Mexico and Argentina.

"Great technology is now available to every company, large and small, thanks to cloud and mobile computing,” added Saldivar. “Tomorrow’s winners will not be those with the biggest technology budgets, but those with the best talent. Close collaboration between the corporate and academic worlds is pivotal for thriving in today’s talent-driven market.”

By allocating the center inside the campus of Unifor, Softtek seeks to enhance the collaboration with the company, bringing real-life experience closer to the students and helping academic personnel in designing, managing and implementing training programs.

“This resource brings great value to our students,” said Antônio Roosevelt Chaves, Director of Information Technology Application Center (NATI) of Unifor. “Having contact with real-life projects will greatly complement the education they receive in the classrooms.”

Softtek’s new GDC in Fortaleza will start operations in November 2014, with a plan to host 1,500 professionals by 2017.

About Softtek:

Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT services with more than 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With 11 Global Delivery Centers in Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and India,  Softtek helps improve time-to-business-solution, lower costs of existing applications, deliver better engineered and tested applications, and produce predictable outcomes for top-tier corporations in over 20 countries.  Through on-site, on-shore and it’s trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models, Softtek teams with CIOs to constantly increase the business value of IT. Softtek is the creator and leader of the nearshore industry. Visit, follow @Softtek, connect with Softtek on LinkedIn and read Softtek’s blog.