IBM Expands Latin American Footprint With New Branches in Brazil and Mexico; Roberto Alexander Comments

IBM has opened two new branches in Brazil and Mexico, according to a company statement.

“The Latin American region continues its economic momentum and IBM is putting itself at the center of that growth,” said Roberto Alexander, vice president of general business at IBM Latin America.

IBM said its Caxias do Sul, Brazil, office will service clients and partners in the city and in the neighboring Serra Gaucha region. The company recently opened branches in Sao Luis, Joinville and Natal.

IBM has grown its presence in Brazil from 11 branches in 2009, to over 30 today.

The new Mexico branch marks the sixth in the country and the Puebla office is centrally located near Mexico City. This provides IBM proximity to an industrial growth center with strong activity in the services and manufacturing sectors.

“The standout businesses and organizations in these regions are those which understand the role of technology in transforming businesses and driving innovation,” Alexander said.

In 1931, IBM opened its first office outside the U.S. in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The city now plays host to nine IBM research labs.

In Mexico, the company recently opened a smarter data center in Guadalajara as part of a $30 million investment to provide solutions and services in the region.

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