Belgian technology group, Hyperion Group, intensifies its activity in Valencia with the support of Invest in VLC
From left to right: Julio Olmos (Valencia City Council); David Valls (Project Manager, Invest in Valencia); Virginia García (Project Manager, Invest in Valencia); Borja Sanjuan (Valencia City Council, Economic Councelor); Juan Soto (Sales Manager Spain, Hyperion Group); Jose Vicente Morata (President, Valencia Chamber of Commerce); María Escartí (Director, Invest in Valencia); Jorge Linares (Director, Valencia Chamber of Commerce); and Vicente Mompó (International Department Coordinator, Valencia Chamber of Commerce).
Valencia, June 28, 2022 – The Investment Office (Invest in VLC), the new municipal service promoted by the City Council of Valencia and the Valencia Chamber of Commerce to promote the establishment of new companies in the city, has accompanied Hyperion Group, a Belgian technology group belonging to the conglomerate De Cronos Groep, in the establishment of Hyperion Iberia in Valencia.
With this expansion, the Belgian holding company now has two offices in the city, as it is already present with two companies, including Elevate.it, dedicated to software solutions and technological connectivity.
The Councilor of Finance of the City Council, Borja Sanjuan, explained that “the investment office is a strategic tool to achieve greater economic promotion of our city, offering specialized and quality advice to domestic and foreign investment, simplifying procedures and reducing administrative obstacles, thereby accelerating the investment process.
For his part, the president of the Valencia Chamber of Commerce, José Vicente Morata, said that “the choice of Hyperion for Valencia shows the potential of our innovative fabric and the commitment to innovation and technology as a strategy to attract investment. Valencia has leading spaces for research that seek synergies with the business world and increasingly we are a pole of attraction for these companies”.
Juan Soto, head of Hyperion Iberia, explained that “Valencia was the bet we made a year and a half ago with our first Hyperion company that began its commercial activity in Spain, Elevate.it, and the experience could not have been better. Valencia offers us multiple possibilities for the development of our business: its Technology Hub, the logistics Hub of the port of Valencia, the level of teaching of its universities in our area, the facilities offered by the administration, and also the great quality of life that we can offer to our employees”.
For the creation of Hyperion Iberia in Valencia, the technological group is looking for a team of 20 people, including Salesforce consultants (from different activities), logistics consultants, Microsoft consultants, Digital Marketing consultants, technicians and software developers.
They currently have a selection process open with multiple vacancies, candidates can find more information at www.hyperioniberia.com.
In addition, Juan Soto has assured that “the first hires are focused on profiles with experience, who have sufficient autonomy and are able to take on the challenges that require our first steps in Spain. But of course we have a long-term plan to attract young talent. We already have plans to collaborate with several universities and technological foundations in Valencia, our intention is to attract talent and provide them with the training, tools and resources necessary to gradually create a pool of professionals who work with the philosophy and values we have in the group”.
Hyperion Group is a technology group, a subsidiary of De Cronos Groep, which employs more than 7,000 people in Belgium, making it the largest IT group in the country. Hyperion Group has a total of 30 companies dedicated to IT (programming, data, or software).
Invest in Valencia
Invest in València is a new municipal service, promoted by the City Council of Valencia and the Valencia Chamber of Commerce, designed to promote the city as a hub for investment and talent, from where information and advice will be offered to those who want to invest, establish their company or expand it in the municipality of Valencia.
In its five months of activity, it has held more than 400 meetings with partners and potential investments, has contacted 80 potential investors, has 31 active clients, has achieved 7 investment attractions (2 German, one French, one Argentine, one Colombian and two Belgian) from sectors such as e-commerce, digital transformation consulting, logistics or Artificial Intelligence. These operations represent more than 1.5 million of investment in the city and the creation of more than 170 jobs in the city for the next two years.