Computacenter has added its 25th location in Germany, officially opening a new office in the city of Dresden.
The 2,690 square metre office space across two floors (pictured) will initially be staffed by 60 employees who relocated to the new site. Another 100 will be recruited and trained this year, Computacenter claims, and it is looking to reach an ultimate headcount of 200.
"We placed great emphasis on an open and modern design. In addition to plenty of natural light, there are numerous retreats and meeting areas, as well as a lounge with a lounge atmosphere," said Marc Mogilski, who is responsible for the Dresden location at Computacenter.
"The new office is right next to the Elbe-Park shopping centre, making it an attractive location. In addition, we offer our employees many advantages and additional benefits that distinguish us as an employer."
The location secures Computacenter a foothold in the east of Germany near the Swiss and Polish border. With a population of more than 550,000, the city of Dresden is the second-largest city in the Saxony region after Leipzig.
Computacenter's German business came in "ahead of expectations" in its full-year 2018 and exceeded €2bn in sales, growing by 8.3 per cent year on year in local currencies.
The UK-based reseller opened a new service support centre in Poznan, Poland last year to support its operations in Germany.
Computacenter's closest rival in the German market, Bechtle, has also committed to organically grow its in-country presence. The reseller has expanded its Neckarsulm headquarters to make room for an additional 600 workstations, adding to the 1,800 employees currently situated there. Work began in February, with the extended space expected to open in October 2020.
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