Forte Group, a leading global provider of custom software services, has announced its expansion into Latin America with a new delivery center in Medellin, Colombia. Forte Group will establish its sixth global base of operations in the Medellin innovation complex, Ruta N.
From Medellin, Colombia, Forte Group will bolster the local market and strengthen customer support to clients in the U.S. and Latin America.
Forte Group is a full-spectrum custom software delivery company that works with software engineering departments, business leaders, and technology companies to consistently achieve valuable business outcomes. Its new location in Medellin is its sixth global location, adding to offices in the U.S., Belarus, and Ukraine.
The initial operation will combine remote and local work in 2020, creating 30-50 jobs in Colombia’s second-largest city within the next six months.
“The decision to expand our presence into Colombia represents an exciting phase in our company’s growth,” Steve Kreynin, CEO and founder at Forte Group, said. “While we were evaluating where to expand, we found Medellin to be a growing technology city with some of the best software development talent in the Western Hemisphere. This new location helps us better serve our clients with world-class custom software services.”
Three Medellin-based promotional agencies — ProColombia, ACI Medellin, and Ruta N. — supported the company’s exploration of a new office and investment location.
“Forte Group’s investment in Colombia confirms the country’s attractiveness in the software services and IT sector because of its strategic location, protection to the investor, and sustained growth of its indicators — among other factors,” Flavia Santoro, President at ProColombia, said. “This is the kind of investment that contributes to our talent development and the economic reactivation of our country.”
The arrival of these types of companies “shows that Medellín’s science, technology, and innovation ecosystem is competitive and up for the expectations of global industries,” Paulina Villa, Portfolio Manager of Ruta N., said. “So it is great news for the city and a call for its labor force that now needs to show what it is made of. This is what it is ultimately about improving the quality of life by creating good jobs through important allies that make our economy stronger.”
For Eleonora Betancur, executive director at ACI Medellin, “Working with companies like Forte Group in our city strengthens the Software Valley strategy, traced in the Development Plan Medellin Futuro, in which we seek to become an attractive destination so that foreign investors can find trained talent at competitive costs for operation and compromise from public entities, private as well as public.”
Forte Group is actively hiring in Medellin. The organization is looking for people interested in software engineering, quality assurance and testing development, product design, and operations support careers. Those interested in working with Forte Group are encouraged to apply at: www.fortegrp.com/careers..