Capita plc opens a new site in Aachen, and continues the successful development and growth of its new Europe Division. For Capita—one of the largest and most successful service providers for outsourcing and customer management in Europe—Aachen is the ninth branch in Germany and, after Düsseldorf and Krefeld, it is the third pillar in North Rhine-Westphalia. The new site will launch in August with the sector emphasis on telecommunications.
After completion of the new, modern building in Krefelder Straße, up to 200 people are expected to move in by the end of the year in the first stage of the process. In the future, Capita plans to expand the site to a size of around 400 employees from various service sectors and thus become a new major employer for Aachen and the region. "We are pleased that we are now also represented by our new location in this strategic and very interesting region, and that Capita—together with our new colleagues—can develop successfully in Germany. Aachen offers us many advantages and we are expecting to feel a noticeable effect, especially with regard to the large employment potential," explains Marcus Meloni, CEO Capita Europe.
"With Capita, Aachen gains a new attractive employer in the shape of an innovative service provision company, which also highlights its locational quality as a science city in the tri-border area of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands," notes Marcel Philipp, Mayor of Aachen, on the economic prospects for the region.
For Capita, the choice of Aachen as a new location in Germany was based on geo-strategic reasons. As the westernmost city, the spa town is situated in the middle of the border triangle of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and offers very good accessibility and infrastructure connections. Due to its location as a border town in the heart of Europe, there are additional demographic advantages that are promising to Capita as an internationally active outsourcing specialist in the recruitment of employees. Approximately 250,000 inhabitants from 164 nations live here, including more than 50,000 students who are enrolled either at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (Rhine-Westphalia Institute of Technology, RWTH) or at FH Aachen (Aachen University of Applied Sciences) – and who bring along both technical expertise as well as the willingness to work part-time or flexible working hours.