The American IT company Computer Associates (CA) has chosen Denmark as the centre of its north European activities, and is to build a brand new HQ in Ballerup, close to Copenhagen. Denmark has for some time been the Nordic head office, but has now also taken over responsibility for the markets in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. And the plans don't stop there, as CA Denmark's MD Per Kogut explains:
"A new office has just been opened in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, so the Baltic region has been added to our area. And there are plans to open offices in Estonia and Latvia in the course of the next 12 months. Once the offices in the Baltic States are up and running, it is wholly possible that we will look further to Poland and Russia."
Copenhagen is well placed to cater for the constant flow of business visitors that CA Denmark receives from both New York and London. The international airport has plenty of flights serving both cities, and also has the advantage of being just 8 km from the city centre.
Up to 50 new jobs are expected to be created from the current wave of expansion, once the new HQ building is built in Ballerup. Currently, CA Denmark is waiting for building approval from the municipality, and for the lingering frosts of winter to give way to spring.
CA is headquartered in New York and has a presence in 140 countries. It makes stand-alone as well as integrated IT solutions for businesses. CA Denmark has been rated Denmark's best IT working environment and regularly features in the top 10 list of the best places to work.