Coca Cola, Nokia and Microsoft make investments in Greece

NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2014

Four major multinational groups - Microsoft, Coca-Cola Company, Nokia Solutions & Networks and Delhaize - announced their plans to invest in Greece. The investment projects will result in the constitution or the development of local service or production units of the international companies in the Aegean country.

In those units highly competent individuals with skills in the field of information and communications technology, marketing, and the development of products and services of high added value, will be employed.

Microsoft disclosed it would establish a contact centre in Athens in collaboration with the Greek Teleperformance Hellas. The centre will provide support to Microsoft clients in Greece and Europe. The service unit currently employs 350 people, which will rise to 550 when it is fully operational.

Coca-Cola is planning to set up a Consumer Interaction Center in Athens. The investment worth 1 million euro will open 100 - 150 jobs and is expected to be fully operational in 2015. The Centert will cover 23 countries in Central and Southern Europe.

Nokia officially announced its intention to expand the software center in Attica, which creates telecommunication solutions for the global market. The new investment will result in creating new 150 jobs, increasing the number of currently employed to over 580.

Finally, the Belgian group Delhaize, owner of the AB Vassilopoulos supermarket chain in Greece, announced the creation of a Center of Excellence in the country, one of only two in the world.

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